Madeleine Heaven.

Madeleine is a third-generation Indigenous artist who was born and raised in the city of Markham, Ontario. From a young age, she drew and collected stacks of colouring books, made her own birthday cards, and crafted storybooks. Many recognized the passion and talent she carried towards the culture of visual arts, but since her elementary school placed little value on the subject, it took until high school for her to reconnect with her artistic roots. In secondary school, Madeleine knew she wanted to pursue a career as an artist at OCAD University. At her high school graduation, she was presented the Portfolio Award, Honour Roll, and a French Immersion Certificate.

In 2016, Madeleine graduated from OCAD University and takes forward her curiosity of exposing herself to a variety of mediums and media. Since her exposure at GradEX 101, she has sold and commissioned her first pieces for private collectors. She was published and featured in EMBOSS Magazine: The Revolution of Art, showcased her work at various galleries in Toronto, and is well acquainted with the beauty and fashion industries as a fashion and commercial model. Since working at both OCAD University and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, she is now studying at Seneca College to pursue her dreams of becoming an Art Director.

Artist Statement.

Madeleine enjoys the thought of setting up collaborative opportunities with her materials. Throughout the years, she’s expanded from traditional techniques and medias to collage, photography, sewing, and entering the world of digital painting. She sets up conditions for creativity through her interests in electronic music, antique shops, clothing, and Internet trends. She brings attention to the relationship collage, reproduction and remixing have over the media, copyright regimes and consumer culture. Materials Madeleine utilizes in her practice include but are not limited to: pen, ink, watercolour, photography (film and digital), digital painting, scanography, woodworking, lenticular, encaustic, spray-painting, combustion, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

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