Madeleine Gross

Madeleine Gross

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Madeleine Gross

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 induce the sensation of actually being there just by looking. The inspiration she finds in nature 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.


B.F.A. in Photography from OCAD University (2015)


"Engage in the Abstract Realities of Artist Madeleine Gross | The Fifth Sense | I-D." The Fifth Sense. I-D, n.d. 24 Nov. 2016. article/engage-in-the-abstract-realities-of-artist-madeleine-gross/

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"Follow Friday Madeleine Gross." Interview Magazin. Interview Magazine Germany, 17 Feb. 2017. madeleine-gross

"Rencontre : L'univers Délicat De Madeleine Gross Mêle Photographie Et Peinture." Cheese. Konbini, 11 Oct. 2016. http:// mele-photographie-et-peinture

"Photographs with Abstract & Colorful Brushstrokes." Fubiz. August 2016

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2019- Scope Miami Beach
2019- Art New York
2018- The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
2018- Exhibiting artist at OFY Wynwood
2017- Spectrum Miami, Miami, FL
2017- Abstract Realities by Madeleine Gross, UV Shop, Toronto, ON
2017- Kensington Market Art Fair, 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, Bare Decks, Free, Toronto, ON
2016- Collectif Nude Gallery Launch, Toronto, ON
2015- Art on the Dock, Haliburton, ON
2015- Bazaar by Bratlist, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2015- OCAD University Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, ON