Madeline Richards is a figurative painter and a recent graduate from the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Ottawa. Through paint, she explores memory as a recollection and as a sensation in the body. Her paintings reveal a sense, both familiar and strange, that comes from the remaking and transforming of memory. During her studies, she was the 2022 recipient of the Penny Cousineau-Levine Award for outstanding thesis support paper, as well as a recipient of the Stonecroft bursary to attend the Venice Biennale field course. In 2022, Richards’ work was selected for the exhibition FLESH: Embodying Praxis, as part of the The University of British Colombia’s graduate symposium, which took place at the Audain Art Centre. She has given artist talks, including Thinking Through the Body: a dialogue on painting emotional states, with Maxime Boisvert-Huneault, in partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery.