Keith Maddy

mixed media

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  • Swim With My Eyes Open
    mixed media, 24 x 60 inches
  • Stirring the Pot
    mixed media, 23½ x 17¾ inches
  • Home Front
    mixed media collage, 18 x 18 inches
  • Out She Comes
    mixed media

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I work from familiar, domestic materials as the foundation from which to create new images. In each case the process is the same but the materials, usually vintage, vary from textiles, placemats, children’s books and wallpaper to lithograph reproductions of paintings. I choose the materials based on color, pattern and the potential I see within them to be transformed. I draw over the chosen surface and select parts of the original image to keep, creating new shapes and patterns. I edit out what I no longer want by sanding, and covering it. The resulting images are organic, playful and simplified, reminiscent of cells and elements in nature that flourish and interact all around us.


Keith holds a BFA w/distinction from Massachusetts College of Art and is the recipient of several Massachusetts LLC Visual Arts grants. The exhibit Surrounded, at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, that he co-curated and participated in, won 2nd Place, Best Show in an Alternative Space, Boston, MA 2004 by the International Art Critics Association. He has exhibited extensively in the greater Boston area including Logan International Airport, Boston Center for the Arts, City Hall, Hynes Convention Center, Mills Gallery, The Distillery, Somerville Museum, Harvard Univ., Attleboro Museum, Cape Cod Community College, William Scott Gallery Provincetown, Nahcotta in Portsmouth NH, Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland ME, Vermont College and the Kentler Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY. Keith teaches collage workshops at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum as well as in his studio. He has been featured in Quarry Books' Mixed Media Collage as well as a newly published book, 100 Boston Artists by Schiffer Publishing. Keith is represented at The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA and in the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston.