Madeleine Preston is a Sydney based artist and tutor in computing for artists and designers at UNSW Art & Design and a sessional lecturer in sculpture and theory in ceramics at the National Art School. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Theory from the University of Sydney, a diploma of Fine Arts in Painting from East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School), and a Master of Fine Arts (painting) from RMIT and is the co-director of Home@735 Gallery.
She has exhibited widely, recent exhibitions include On this day alone-Octopus 13 curated by Glenn Barkley, at Gertrude Contemporary, and Glazed and Confused, curated by Lynda Draper, at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney. In 2016 Madeleine was selected for inclusion in The Australian Ceramics Association Biennial show Over Under Sideways Down curated by Glenn Barkley at Manly Art Gallery and Museum and was also a finalist in the Sulman Prize. In 2017 she received the special commendation prize in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. In 2017 she was awarded an Australia Council Development Grant and a NAVA artist grant and was a resident in the Art Gallery of NSW’s Moya Dyring studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.