STUDIO ADDRESS:   864 Pine Hill Road, Westport, MA   02790
  Studio: 617.877.7833  



The main focus of my current work is assemblage, painting, and sculpture. I find my source of inspiration and materials in the natural world surrounding me. My interest is in the erosion of time on objects related to the sea and nearby farmlands. My studio in Westport, has brought my work into the pine trees, the ever changing seascape, and the places where people work with their hands over generations of seasons respecting the elements that simultaneously challenge and sustain their existence.

I have worked for 28 years on site in deserts of the US west (California, Colorado, Nevada) and on the seashores of the east coast (Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont), as well as in Spain and in Italy.

The contemporary artists I am most influenced by include Duchamp, Antoni Tapies, Elizabeth Stockholder, Eva Hess, John Chamberlain. Self taught, I have studied with the artists Joan Snyder, John Murray, Roberta Paul, Jon Imber, Sue Miller and Paul Stopforth. In January of 2013, I participated in a special RISDI class, "Fire and Bronze" working with the Director of the Foundry, Douglas Borkman.

I was also awarded a one month residency in Spain in April 2013. Working with 10 international (Australia, Iran, England, Ireland, Canada) writers and visual artists in the foothills of Mon Serrat, I was able to reflect on the socio-political landscapes of the ever disappearing enviorns and the importance of nature and art to sustaining our lives, cultures and global communities. In 2014 I was in Sicily for one month at the artist residency "Ariagana" on the northeastern sea coast. I also worked on the remarkable volcanic Aeolian Island of Salina.

Maddy Bragar
August 2016


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS   * = active links)

2017 The Herreshoff Museum, Featured Artist, Bristol, MA
2016 Goulston and Storrs, Rowes Wharf, Boston "Waterlillies," de Cordova Museum Corporate Art Program
2016 The Art Drive, Dartmouth and Westport, MA
2015 NBAM Annual Members Show curated by Dina Deutsch, Curator of Contemporary Art, selected from 100 entries, "Reflections" one of 20 pieces, New Bedford Museum of Art.
2015 The Art Drive, Dartmouth and Westport, MA
2014 The Art Drive, Dartmouth and Westport, MA
2013 "Mon Serrat Group Exhibition, "   Mon Serrat, Spain
2013 The Art Drive, Dartmouth and Westport, MA
2012 The Art Drive *,   Dartmouth and Westport, MA
2012 "Community of Artists *," Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA   ( assemblage  * )
2011 The Art Drive *,   Dartmouth and Westport, MA   ( announcement * )
2011 Newton Open Studios, Lake Avenue Studio, 219 Lake Avenue, Newton Center, MA
2010 "Origins,"   The Russell Gallery, Westport, MA
2010 Newton Open Studios *, Lake Avenue Studio, 219 Lake Avenue, Newton Center, MA
2009 "Equinox,"   Westport Rivers Winery Gallery, Westport, MA
2009 Newton Open Studios *, Lake Avenue Studio, 219 Lake Avenue, Newton Center, MA
2008 "WIRED *," Reed Gallery at National Boston, Brookline, MA
2008 Newton Open Studios, Newtonville, MA
2007 "Sacred Sites: The Power of the Void *," Foster Gallery, Noble and Greenough, Dedham, MA
2006 "Art as Process," Lynn Arts Center, Lynn, MA
2005 "Paintings," Satellite Gallery, Brookline Bank, Brookline, MA
2004 "Beyond Figuration," The New Art Center, Holzwasser Gallery, Newton, MA
2004 "Landscape in Slate and Sky," Topsfield Library, Topsfield, MA
2003 "Brush Work," TechSpace, Boston, MA
2002 "Portraits," Citizens Bank, Newton, MA
2001 "Downunder: Recent Works," Border's Café, Atrium Mall, Chestnut Hill, MA
2001 "Trees, Rocks, Hills," The New Art Center, Newton, MA
2000 "Important People," Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA


2013 "Artist Maddy Bragar finds new inspiration in Spain"  *         pop-up copy *
  by Linda Murphy, The Herald News, May 18, 2013
2012 "Community of Artists," Juried Exhibition catalog   *
  Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA,   June/Augugust 2012


Novartis Pharmaceuticals, World Headquarters, Cambridge, MA
Dimension Data, Inc., Natick, MA
DeCordova Museum's Corporate Program, Lincoln, MA
. Berkley Investments, Boston, MA
. Brodeur Worldwide, Boston, MA
. Goulston and Storrs, Boston, MA
. Cereon Genomics, Cambridge, MA
. Stride Rite Corporations, Lexington, MA
. Millenieum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge, MA
. Millipore Corporation, Billerica, MA
. The Massachhusetts Medical Society, Cambridge, MA
. Seyfarth Shaw, Seaport Lane, Boston, MA
. Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

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