Matilda Sutton (b.1994) is an artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

She graduated from Newcastle University in 2019. Working between painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles, Matilda’s practice is a kind of storytelling through image and object. Drawing from Posthumanist and Feminist philosophies, myth, literary and historical narratives, her inquiry is into how we categorise our world and ourselves.

Complicating the boundaries of what our culture tells us about what we are, her practice takes ‘gender’ and ‘species’ in its hands to prod and poke them. This usually results in large paintings on paper, drawings, and cloth sculptural objects.


Exhibition view: Bristling – Matilda Sutton, Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK (2024)

  • Conspirators, 2023, acrylic on collaged Lokta paper, 100 x 150 cm
  • Tudor, 2023-24, recycled packaging, skewers, plaster bandages, acrylic paint, wool suiting, cotton muslin, air dry clay and porcelain, 30 x 30 x 40 cm
  • Yolk, 2023-24, recycled packaging, skewers, plaster bandages, acrylic paint, linen cloth, cotton muslin, 7 x 7 x 25 cm
  • Groundwork, 2023, acrylic on collaged Lokta paper, 130 x 230 cm.

Exhibition view of Bristling – Matilda Sutton. A solo show at Pipeline Contemporary, London, UK. Photo: Rob Harris

Big Poppet (2021-23)

Air dry clay, recycled cloth, acrylic paint, beads

27 x 30 x 21 cm.

Dissolution at Vane Gallery, Gateshead, UK.

Photo: Colin Davison