Maddie Alexander is a trans artist, arts facilitator, archivist, and educator. They hold a BFA in Photography from OCAD University, an MFA from NSCAD University, and are currently a guest on the unceded territory of Miꞌkmaꞌki. Their work examines representations of queer and trans experience in pop culture and mass media. They approach this through a community-oriented practice and utilize DIY techniques to produce environmental experiences. They have exhibited locally and internationally, have participated in numerous residencies, panels, artist talks, and lectures.
Maddie has extensive experience working in arts administration. Currently, they are the project coordinator for BEING Studio’s in Ottawa. In this role they manage and overlook all special projects at the studio. Most recently this has included managing a virtual conference bringing together 6 artistic studios across Canada, and hosting 25 events over a 2 month period. They also work with IOTA studio’s as a public art research assistant and art manager. In this role, they manage IOTA’s core and public art projects. This includes the preparation and application phase, shortlist, and awarded stages, as well as research into what public art opportunities are available and suited for each artist. They also have held a position on the board of Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax since 2019, and are the chair of programming