Madison Mayhew, born in 1999, is a figurative artist working in a wide variety of three-dimensional mediums, including clay, plaster, wax, etc. She is currently based in South Jersey.The central focus of her work has been body image, showing the figure in a way that makes the audience examine their thoughts on their own bodies. Exhibitions include: Form and Movement-Gallery One, Philadelphia and Art Unleashed-University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Awards include: Nominated for Community Involvement Award at the Student Leadership Awards, Summer Fellows program through the University of the Arts, and the Crozier Prize at the University of the Arts. Madison Mayhew is currently a student at the University of the Arts and is planned to graduate in the spring of 2021. Her current studies include human anatomy, forensic portraiture, hand modeling, stained glass and ceramic wheel throwing.
Through the use of clay, wax, and plaster, my works in figurative sculpture attempt to show that all bodies are of equal beauty, one not better than another. My art reveals the sharp division between the current ideal of the “perfect” body, versus that of the average body. My goal is to show the viewer a new way to see themselves by using my art to break down the hierarchy of beauty that the world has created. By doing so, I hope my art shows people how beautiful they are, exactly as they are.
Form and Movement, Gallery One, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Awards & Honors
Nominated for Community Involvement Award at the Student Leadership Awards
Summer Fellows Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Crozier Prize, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Fine Arts, specializing in Sculpture