Contact Info

Maddie Alexander




NSCAD University, MFA, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2018-2020

OCAD University, BFA, Toronto, Ontario, 2012-2016





2019 21 days to make or break a habit, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax NS

2017  Dancing on my own, The New Gallery Resource Centre, Calgary, Alberta

2017  Vörpun: blár er litur löngunarinnar, RÝMD, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017 Blue is the colour of longing for the distance you never arrive in, Y+ Contemporary, Toronto

2017-2018, Femmetopia, various venues across Canada. 



2019 Shapeshifters, Beaver Hall Gallery, curated by Amanda Amour-Lynx, Toronto

2019 Flagging Velvet, The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS

2018 This is why we can’t have nice things, The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS

2017   Femme4Femme, The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives; Nuit Rose, Toronto

2017   Earth Angel; Heart On, The Drake, Toronto

2017   Body Talks; Limitations and Manifestations, Ryerson Artspace, Toronto

2017   Gender & the Lens, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

2016   Traces, Gladstone Ryerson Artspace, Toronto

2016   Career Launcher, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto 

2016   Nuit Rose, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Toronto

2016   Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret (live performance), Buddies in Bad Time Theatre, Toronto

2016   OCADU Pride Exhibition, OCADU, Toronto

2016   New Century, Northern Contemporary Gallery, Scotiabank Contact Festival, Toronto

2016   OCADU Graduate Exhibition, OCADU, Toronto

2016   Tough As Nails: Transgressive Queer Glamour, Younger Than Beyonce Gallery, Toronto

2016   INTAC: Desire, Nykyaika Gallery, Tampere, Finland

2016   Art + Design Social Justice Exchange, OCADU, Toronto

2016   After/Thought, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

2016   INTAC: Desire, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

2015   Feminist FoMo NoMo, OCADU, Toronto

2015   The Elastic Effect, OCADU, Toronto

2015   INTAC: Desire, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2015   HERE, Autumn Gallery, Toronto

2009  Contact Festival, Hotshot Gallery, Toronto


Curatorial work

a map for this place: 43º59 n, 79º51 w, L Space Gallery, September 2018,

Lavender Menace, The White House Studio Project, May 2018,

real :: in your reflection, Co-curated with Safia Siad, Humber Galleries,  April 2018

HERE, at Autumn Gallery, showcasing 10 emerging OCADU photography based artists, February 2015,



2019 NSCAD University, Sessional Instructor, ARTS 3166-1 Investigating Identity Based Art

2019 NSCAD University Library, Archives Project Assistant

2019 NSCAD University, Teaching Assistant

2018  Humber Galleries

2016-2018  OCAD University, Admissions and Recruitment

2016-2017  The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

2015-2016  Xpace Cultural Centre

2014-2016  OCADU Photography Center



2017  Y+ Contemporary, Artist in residence

2017  Roundtable Residency, The Dragon Academy

2016  YYZlab Artist residency, YYZ Artists Outlet

2016  Art Camp, Ryerson Artspace

2015  Younger Than Beyonce Gallery, Studio Artist in Attendance

2014  Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island



2018 Joan Catherine DeWolfe Graduate Fellowship

2016  Project 31 Photography Award.


Artist Talks, Publications + Press

“Body Politic; The Power of Sweat”, Essay, Art/iculation Magazine , August 201.

Flagging Velvet Artist Talk + Performance, The Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, July 2019.

New Art Issue, Interview, The Coast, , Halifax, February 2019

Lavender Menace; A Panel Discussion, TMAC,, Toronto, May 2018


"it is what it is", Exhibition Essay, Xpace cultural Centre,                          content/uploads/2018/01/Maddie_StarchildPhilomene-xpace-Edits-Jan.-9.pdf, January 2018


"The Queer art of failing, then making it look like you did it on purpose",, Visting Artist and Lecture Series, University of Calgary, November 2017


"Now What?" Roundtable mentorship program, Images Festival, Toronto, October-January 2017

"Roundtable Residency Feature" , Interview,, August 2017

Crush On Humans, Presentation on Queer Futures, Summerworks Festival, Toronto,  August 2017.

Feminist Art Conference, OCADU, Artist Talk and Panel Discussion “Art and Sexuality: Visuals of Feminism and Sexual/Gender Justice”, September 2015.


Art + Design Social Justice Exchange, OCADU, Artist Talk and Panel Discussion, January 2016.


“Chicago”, The Malavita Collective, Zine, ISBN: 978-0- 9947486-5-2, June 2015.

“Being Digital”, Exhibition Essay, Xpace Cultural Centre, , January 2016.


"Open Crit", Evening of Critique held at Xpace Cultural Centre, Facilitator,, February 2016.


“Art, Glamour and Beyonce”, Review of Tough As Nails in Daily Xtra, 2016.


"Tough as Nails: Transgressive Queer Glamour". Curatorial Essay by Genevieve Flavelle, .2016.


"Review: Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret". Review by Mooney on Theatre. . 2016.