Maisie studied Three-Dimensional Crafts at the University of Brighton, before completing an MA in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art 2009. In 2013, Broadhead won the Jerwood Makers Open and in 2015 she received a major grant from Arts Council England for a public commission at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, UK. Most recently had new work commissioned for Manchester Art Gallery 2018 and National Glass Centre 2019.
Maisie’s work has been exhibited in major museum shows including at the National Gallery, UK; Manchester Art Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, UK; CaixaForum Barcelona and Madrid, Spain; the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; and Nationalmuseum, Sweden.
Her practice employs a broad range of material and processes, often her work is a dialogue between the hand made object and the heavily staged photographic images. Maisie often re-interprets historical painting and art genres, and is concerned with the exploration of the uncanny, illusion and the idea of ‘value’. By using contemporary and historical elements, her images link the past and present by identifying enduring social and aesthetic narratives.
Broadhead studio is based in London, she is also a visiting tutor and Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.