This artist’s talk with Kelly Richardson was offered online via Zoom on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in support of her exhibition, Halcyon Fog, curated by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery, on view until April 2, 2022.
Using digital technologies, Kelly Richardson creates hyper-real, sublime, and spectacular landscapes that communicate underlying unsettling narratives. This solo exhibition presents a view into Richardson’s longstanding exploration of our relationship to nature, and how this relates to climate change. Her work asks us to consider what we truly value and where we might go from here.
Kelly Richardson has exhibited her work in North America, Asia, and Europe, including at NGCA (England), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Scotland), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Austria), SMoCA (USA), CAG Vancouver (Canada), VOID Derry (Ireland), and a major survey at the Albright-Knox (USA).
Richardson’s work has been selected for the Beijing, Busan, Canadian, Gwangju, and Montréal biennales, as well as major moving image exhibitions internationally, including TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and Sundance Film Festival. She is represented in the collections of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, USA; SMoCA, USA; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, USA; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec; Arts Council Collection, England; Southampton City Art Gallery, England; Towner, England; and Arts Council Collection, England, among others.
Kelly Richardson was born in Burlington, Ontario, in 1972. From 2003-2017 she resided in northeast England where she was a Lecturer in Fine Arts at Newcastle University. She currently lives and works as a visitor on the traditional territory of the WSANEC peoples of the Coast Salish Nation on Vancouver Island, Canada. She is Professor in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria.