Maxwell Rushton

Born 1989

Working in London


2016 – ‘Inside Out’ at Exchange – London

2014-2015 – ‘Drawn Out’ – France


2009-2012 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK - First-Class


V&P Tassis Sculpture Award, 2016 - 1st prize

Chaiya Art Awards, 2018 - public vote

Zealous Emerge Art Prize, 2018 - 1st prize


2016 – BSA Film Program, The “Magic City”, Headlining Feature – Left Out Documentary

Panel speaker at Exchange Residency

“Eye-opening” – The True Activist

“Act of courage” – Frame Magazine

“Hoofin, this guy is dope” – Tom Hardy

“Thought-provoking” – Huffington Post

“Challenges our attitudes” – The Big Issue

“Unconventional and Moving” – ARTiculAction

“Utterly shocking and awe-inspiring” – India Art n’Design

“Unique ability to both shock and move his audience” – Arteviste


I make art about cracks in our otherwise beautiful world.

With my painting try to I peel back the thin veneer of our civilised society to show what's underneath; child-like innocence, changed.

I've always got one or two projects cooking away on the side of my painting. These durational pieces push me to collaborate with people and organisations which I enjoy doing as much as I do working on my own.