Maddie Stansell

Maddie Stansell is based in Denver, Colorado. She studied Studio Art at Northern Arizona University and loves to work with a variety of media. She evokes a sense of whimsy in one piece while exploring the darkness in our world (both corporeal and spiritual) in another. Just as she is not one thing, her art isn’t either. She likes the juxtaposition of hard and soft with her wire and thread pieces; using large, bold colors for delicate portraits; and creating soft, whimsical pieces that cast dark shadows. In her 2020 collection, which has evolved at one of the most tumultuous times in history, you will see nods to Greek mythology (Pegasus rising from the blood of the slain Medusa is a returning theme), many call-outs to Death and his pale horse, and her series titled “Soul Mates” which explores how we don’t have to look the same to fit beautifully with someone else. For more information about Maddie and her work, please visit