Maggie Ayliffe, BA, MA, PGCE, MPhil is a painter and a cultural theorist. She studied fine art at the University of Humberside and holds both Masters and MPhil qualifications from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ayliffe’s work focuses upon questions of gender and the feminine within the broad field of visual culture. She is an experienced lecturer in both Visual Culture theory and Fine Art practice and is an active member of a wider research community – having contributed to numerous symposia and public debates.
Ayliffe’s artistic practice engages the relationship between the feminine and painterly abstraction. She has shown her paintings extensively in the UK. More recently she has participated in exhibitions in the Netherlands and St Petersburg. Situated as it is within ongoing debates around art and gender and the current role of abstract painting, her work has been reviewed extensively in the art and national press.