Maddy Plimmer is a New Zealand born artist currently living and working in London. Her practice is influenced by her experience as a queer woman with a background in online sex work. She attained her Bachelors of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at Massey University in Wellington New Zealand in 2016. Following this in 2017 she completed the Adam Art Gallery Summer Intensive run by Christina Barton at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2021 she completed her MFA at Goldsmiths University of London, passing with Distinction.
Before moving to London, Plimmer was able to exhibit her work across New Zealand at various noteworthy galleries including Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Blue Oyster Project Space, Window Gallery, The Engine Room and the Adam Art Gallery. Since moving to London she has had the opportunity to exhibit at Seager Gallery, The Wrong Biennale, and the Saatchi Gallery. Her video works have been screened internationally, including Amsterdam, and South Korea, and her moving image piece Like a Star was longlisted for the 2022 Lumen Prize.
Plimmer’s work is based on a strong foundation of feminist research. She uses her practice to consider the prolific feminist writings from those such as Laura Mulvey and Julia Kristeva within the context of today’s digital media. Plimmer uses found material as an anchor point, allowing her comment on preexisting patterns and symbolism through a new perspective that is sometimes jarring but often revealing.
Follow @maddyplimmer on Instagram to keep up to date for future exhibitions. Upcoming shows include The Improbable Truth at Kupfer and a film screening in Norway.