Currently on leave, working on a self-imposed residency in Beirut, Lebanon.
Madeleine Pippa Bartlett was born in Toronto and currently lives and works in Montréal, Canada. Bartlett's work addresses her innate love of the underdog, through the use of outdated technologies and analogue crafts. Contemporary gender ideology and commodified romance are themes often revisited. Engaging the viewer with the tactile and accessible medium of craft based techniques, participation is often encouraged and often necessary for the success of her work. Bartlett is one of the founding members of Au Deuxième, an artist run studio collective in Montréal specializing in offering artists accessible studio space and resources. She teaches screen printing, natural dye and knitting workshops.
In 2013, after curating R.G.G.G. at The Glass Door gallery she took over as gallery director. She has participated in group exhibitions in at Les Territoires, Eastern Bloc, Stewart Hall and Diagonal: Centre des arts fibres de Quebec, and solo exhibitions at The Paper Apartment Gallery and the Miriam-Webster Library. In 2011, Bartlett was the Artist in residence at the Fine Arts reading Room at Concordia University. Bartlett was honoured with the Ada Lovelace award presented by Studio XX in 2010 and The G&S dye award In recognition of outstanding creativity and experimentation in 2011. Her publishing credits include The Driftwood Quarterly and Fibre Quarterly. Bartlett has also worked alongside through-line productions as Costume Designer for Fat Pig and the award winning production of Shades of Grey (The Theatre Denise-Pelletier's Prix Fred-Barry for Production Design). She received her BFA with distinction in Studio Arts with a Specialization in Fibres from Concordia University in 2011.