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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Online, her work has been featured and praised by Hi Fructose Magazine, Urban Outfitters, French Huffington Post, The Seattle Art Museum, the official Instagram, 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 The Artist MagazineTrouve Magazine, for which she graced the cover, The French lifestyle magazine As You Like, Carrier Pigeon Fine Art Magazine, Fiber Art Now Magazine, Creativ Magazine, Daphne’s Diary Magazine and Artvoice and The Public which featured her on 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.