Madeleine Gross is a Toronto-based artist who customizes her photographs with paint in a way designed to abstract landscapes but without completely abstracting reality. A graduate of the The Ontario College of Art and Design where she gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Madeleine intuitively applies gesture, texture, colour and strokes with paint with the idea of emulating an immersive reality for viewers and in turn induces the sensation of actually being there just by looking. The inspiration she finds in nature, light and the effortlessly entertaining pastime of people watching can be felt in her images; with textural colour layers and a realistic movement her images embody the rippled water from a jet ski, ocean waves, the fresh beach breeze. Positive connotations are at the heart of her work, with each of the photographs taken on her trips across the globe, all enhanced by a warm and bright colour palette applied through a few happy strokes of a brush.
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Select Collaborators/Clients: KitKat Canada, Fashion Magazine Canada, LE LIS BLANC, Coveteur, Roads Group, Ipsy, i-D Magazine, Nike Air Society
Select Press: CBC Arts, Coveteur, Fashion Magazine, i-D, Konbini, Ignant, Saatchi Art, Interview Magazine Germany, Redmilk
Solo & Group Exhibitions:
2019- Scope Miami, Miami Beach, FL (upcoming)
2019- Art New York, Steidel Contemporary, NY
2018- The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art New York, NY
2017- OFY Wynwood, Featured Artist for Art Basel, Miami, FL
2017- Spectrum Miami Art Show, Art Basel, Miami, FL
2017- Live Artist at Finchley Group x Andersons event, Toronto, ON
2017- Abstract Realities by Madeleine Gross, UV Shop, Toronto, ON
2017- Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, ON
2017- Building up Together, Toronto, ON
2017- Kit and Ace x Madeleine Gross Artist Feature, Toronto, ON
2016- PI Creative Art Gallery, contributing artist for Prints On Demand, Online 2016- Baredecks, Nude x Vision Streetwear for Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto, ON
2016- Collectif Nude Gallery Launch, Toronto, ON
2015- Art on the Dock, Haliburton, ON
2015- Bazaar by Bratlist, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON
2015- OCAD University Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2015 – B.F.A. Photography, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
Coveteur- Boone, DaMonica, et al. “2 Toronto Creatives Making Artwork That’sGaining International Attention.” Coveteur, Coveteur, 19 Jan. 2019,coveteur.com/2019/01/17/artists-nicole-charles-madeline-gross-career- achievements/.
CBC Arts- Collins, Leah. “Wish You Were Here! Madeleine Gross Paints Travel Photos from the World’s Most Beautiful Places | CBC Arts.” CBCnews, CBC/ Radio Canada, 15 Aug. 2018, www.cbc.ca/arts/wish-you-were-here-madeleine- gross-paints-travel-photos-from-the-world-s-most-beautiful-places-1.4785197.
iGNANT- “Madeleine Gross And Her Visceral Photo Art.” IGNANTcom, 11 May 2018, www.ignant.com/2018/05/11/madeleine-gross-and-her-visceral-photo- art/
Ipsy- Tropical Art Inspired Makeup feat. Beeta Beauty + Madeleine Gross | ipsy Art Squared https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOTcE89ylXo.
i-D-“Engage in the Abstract Realities of Artist Madeleine Gross | The Fifth Sense | I-D.” The Fifth Sense. I-D, n.d. 24 Nov. 2016. https://thefifthsense.i-d.co/ en_gb/article/engage-in-the-abstract-realities-of-artist-madeleine-gross/
EyeEm-“Spotlight On: Madeleine Gross https://www.eyeem.com/blog/spotlight-on-madeleine-gross
Konbini- Ghezlane-Lala, Donnia. “Rencontre : L’univers Délicat De Madeleine Gross Mêle Photographie Et Peinture.” Cheese. Konbini, 11 Oct. 2016. http:// cheese.konbini.com/photos/rencontre-lunivers-delicat-de-madeleine-gross- mele-photographie-et-peinture
Fubiz-“Photographs with Abstract & Colorful Brushstrokes.” Fubiz Media. Fubiz, 1 Aug. 2016. http://www.fubiz.net/en/2016/08/01/photographs-with-abstract- colorful-brushstrokes/
Redmilk- Manzoni, Chiara. “MADELEINE GROSS.” RedMilk , RedMilk Magazine, 28 July 2017, redmilkmagazine.com/2017/08/madeleine-gross/.