Kelly Richardson

Canada / United Kingdom

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Kelly Richardson is a UK based Canadian artist whose work explores simultaneity, affect and the use of cinematic language to create part real/part imagined landscapes, offering visual metaphors for our modern 'reality'; a wavering hybrid of fact and fiction.

Richardson has been widely acclaimed in North America, Asia and Europe. Her work was selected for the Beijing, Gwangju and Busan biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including the The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA) and Caixaforum (Barcelona, Spain), Videosphere: A New Generation at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA) and Visions Fugitives at Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing, France). Her video installations have been included in the Toronto International Film Festival as part of Future Projections (2012), Sundance Film Festival in New Frontier (2011 and 2009) and in 2009, she was honoured as the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards. Richardson's work has been acquired by major museums across the USA and Canada, from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Albright-Knox Art Gallery to the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Art Gallery of Ontario.

Her work is currently the subject of a touring 15 year retrospective organised by the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (UK). Partner venues include the Grundy Art Gallery (UK), Towner (UK) and Albright-Knox Art Gallery (USA) and Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver (Canada).

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Gallery representation: Birch Libralato (Toronto, Canada)


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  3. Rachel Lancaster
  4. Artpace San Antonio
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  6. Stuart Croft - Comma 39
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  8. BlackFlash Magazine
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