Madi Acharya-Baskerville MRSS is an Asian born, London based diaspora artist. Her cultural heritage continues to have a profound influence on her practice. Her work explores migration and exile gender issues in the context of climate change. The core of her work exists in the found element, matter that already exists around us, an enduring reflection of the human condition. Her practice involves the synthesis of unlikely elements which she collect from the coastline, woodlands and vintage markets. Using found objects, and textiles which resonate with her, she create works where materials flow effortlessly into each other. Her practice involves a variety of processes and techniques including painting, beadwork and modelling. Through joyous transformative processes, these objects and materials are reborn as part of something new.
Madi Acharya-Baskerville graduated with an MA in Fine Art at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. She was selected for the 20/20 residency commission, supported by Arts Council England, Freelands Foundation and University of the Arts London, Decolonizing Institute (2022).Her work entered the Whitworth permanent collection, University of Manchester through the Art Fund New Collecting Award (2021) and is currently on display in ‘Exchanges: Recent Additions to the Collection’.She was awarded DYCP Grant from Arts Council England (2021-22) for developing Ceramic works in the context of museum collections at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
'I think this award will really help me to develop my practice and enable me to connect with wider audiences. I am also very much looking forward to working towards a solo exhibition at Dora House as part of this award. Thank you so much Royal Society of Sculptors for this wonderful opportunity!'