Short Bio

MadC was born as Claudia Walde in Germany in 1980. Throughout 25 years of constant engagement with graffiti and street art she worked her way up from a teenager starting off with a spray can to one of the worlds top street artists. She holds degrees in Graphic Design from two universities and published three books about street art. Her canvases are exhibited in solo and group shows worldwide. But she also always had this special immediate connection with the street itself, which shows in the numerous colourful murals she painted around the world. MadC was invited to paint murals for Sinkka Museum in Finland, at Wynwood in Miami and by the prestigious Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia, just to name a few.

MadC’s style has its roots in graffiti art, resulting in vividly coloured, dynamic calligraphy and transparency where all layers shine through and thereby capture the energy of painting on a massive scale in the street, without using a direct graffiti language. Her unique use of colour, composition and layering are perfectly paired with the spontaneously and fast painted lines of the calligrapher. The abstract paintings boast of energy and depths. They draw you in and capture the viewer in a universe universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures.

MadC’s work has been covered by various magazines and newspapers such as National Geographic, Saatchi Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Source, GraffitiArt Magazine and many more.

Selected Solo Shows

„Goddess“ GAOs Gallery, Taiyuan, China 2020
„Inside/Outside“ Brugier-Rigail Galerie, Paris, France 2019
“Dialog” Brenners Park Hotel, Baden-Baden, Germany 2019
“Pink Power” Kolly Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland 2018
“Rush Hour” Wallworks New York, New York City, USA 2018
“Southern Lights” Galerie Nicolas-Xavier, Montpellier, France 2018
“Daydreaming” 44309 Gallery, Dortmund, Germany 2018
“Home Sweet Home” Galerie Brugier-Rigail, Paris, France 2016
“Kaleidoscope” Kolly Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland 2016
“Bits and Pieces” Wallworks New York, New York City, USA 2015
“Night and Day”, 44309 Gallery, Dortmund, Germany 2015
“Character” Pure Evil Gallery, London, UK 2015

Selected Group Shows

„Iconoclast“ Miaja Gallery, Singapore 2019/2020
„Conquête Urbaine“ Musée de beaux Arts, Calais, France 2019
„Calligraphy now“ National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea 2018
“Street Color” Institute Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux, France 2018
“Searching for Surfaces” Vertical Gallery, Chicago, USA 2017
“Compendium” Treason Gallery, Seattle, USA 2017
“For the Love of Freedom” Sinkka Museum, Kerava, Finland 2017
“Abstract Forum” FORUM Przestrzenie, Krakau, Poland 2017
“Adventures in Modern Abstraction” Stolen Space Gallery, London 2017
“Who’s your Daddy” Kolly Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2017
“Urban Art Biennale” Völklinger Hütte, Germany 2017
“Marrakech Biennale” Marrakech, Morocco 2016