Matilda Sutton (b. London, 1994) is an artist and facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne, working between paint, drawing, sculpture and textiles. Since graduating from Newcastle University in 2019, she has participated in the NewBridge Project Collective Studio programme and has exhibited at galleries such as Turner Contemporary, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Quench gallery (Margate) and Vane (Gateshead). Matilda is a current studio member at The NewBridge Project in Shieldfield.
Drawing from posthumanist and feminist theory, myth and historical narratives, but also from being a creature, Matilda’s inquiry is into how we categorise ourselves and in desiring to tear this apart. The disruption of binary systems of meaning and conceptual dualisms is central to her practice which takes ‘gender’ and ‘species’ in its hands to prod and poke them. The work looks to play with the faulty boundaries of our culture’s ideas about being whatever we are.