ABOUT

Madeleine Hay is currently exercising her creativity as an artist, designer, dancer & poet. She has professional experience in the high-end fashion design and interior design worlds as well as a foundational education in the fine arts. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design from RISD she went on to pursue one of her greatest passions, fashion design. She has since branched much further out in her creative ventures with her personal works and commissioned projects encompassing a vast range of mediums from digital painting to abstract artwork to children’s book illustration. Madeleine works with a multi-faceted and intuitive approach in all of her projects. Whether it is designing womenswear apparel, painting a piece of fine artwork or composing a poem, the usual way Madeleine begins a creation is by a catching a wisp of divine imagining and scribbling it onto a post-it note, to be re-visited at a later date. Wild color, whimsy and dreamy moods are the common threads throughout her work. The conception of a series is often illuminated by a subtle undercurrent of a philosophical and poetic nature. The mind is a vessel, the hands are the tools, and the work is the avenue of expression to inspire others. Madeleine believes that creativity, like life, needs freedom to thrive. There is an “untamed creative” within everyone, waiting to be released so that the most radiant expression of a person’s soul and an artist’s work can be fully realized.

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2012, BFA Apparel design w/ honors

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200)

Reiki Level I

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ralph Lauren HQ, Designer (New York, NY)

Alexander McQueen HQ, Intern (London, England)

Kathleen Hay Designs, Senior Designer (Nantucket, MA)

The School of Boston Ballet, Intern (Boston, MA)

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Artists Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women (2020)

Robert Perrin Award for Watercolorist of the Year, Artists Association of Nantucket (2019)

Robert C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artist, Artists Association of Nantucket (2018)

Artists Association of Nantucket Acceptance (2017)

National Arts Club Acceptance (2015)

Exhibitions

Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket, 2021

Group Exhibit (If As a Dream Series), Graficas Gallery 2018

Solo Show (Floral Blots Series), Artists Association of Nantucket 2018

Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket 2018

Group Exhibit with a spotlight (Fading Island Series), Graficas Gallery 2017

Summer Group Exhibitions, Artists Association of Nantucket, 2017

PRESS

November 2017 – Feature in Mahon About Town

FORMER EXPERIENCE & CLIENTELE