Maude White is a papercutting artist living in the Hudson Valley. She loves the great strength, yet delicacy of paper. Her work is done on the macro as well as the micro level. Every cut is exact and meaningful. She enjoys playing with positive and negative space to create fantastic scenes and stories. She considers herself an artist and a craftsperson and has a deep respect for the paper she transforms. In pursuing her work, she hopes to make visible to others the immense world of possibilities that every piece of paper holds.

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Maude White has just completed her first book BRAVE BIRDS, an adult/all ages illustrated trade title, to be released by Abrams in Spring 2018 alongside accompanying ancillary products from Abrams Noterie line. BRAVE BIRDS features 65 cut paper birds alongside comforting and encouraging affirmations written by Maude White. 

She is also the illustrator of the book LEADING WITH LOVE Inspiration for Spiritual Activists, edited by Hisae Matsuda (Fall 2018, Parallax Press, distributed by Penguin Random House).

Online, her work has been featured and praised by Hi Fructose Magazine, Urban Outfitters, French Huffington Post, The Seattle Art Museum, the official Instagram, Squarespace, Colossal, Ignant, Women You Should Know, The San Francisco Globe and Ted Baker London among many others.

In print, her work has appeared in various newspapers and art publications including Trouvé Magazine, for which she and her work graced the cover, Audubon Magazine, Art House Press, Berkshire Magazine, Orion Magazine, The French lifestyle magazine As You Like, Carrier Pigeon Fine Art Magazine, Creativ Magazine, Artvoice, and The Public for which her work graced the cover and the centerfold, respectively.

In film, her shadow puppet designs appear in The Happy Film documentary by the internationally acclaimed graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister.

She has won the Margaret Mead award from the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Her work has been exhibited in New York City, throughout New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, California, New Hampshire, as well as throughout the United States in traveling exhibitions.

Raised in a family of both visual and written storytellers, Maude grew up surrounded by theater and books. Both her mother and sister are puppeteers and toymakers and her father is an editor and writer. This emphasis on storytelling, both through visual craftsmanship and written wordsmithing has shaped both her cut paper art and her writing.