Kelly Richardson was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Having studied
fine and media arts, she received her undergraduate degree from the
Ontario College of Art & Design (Canada) and her masters degree from
the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Canada) and Newcastle
Her work has been exhibited internationally including at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Art Gallery of Ontario and Centre Georges Pompidou. Richardson’s work was included in the Sundance Film Festival (2009 and again in 2011), the first Beijing 798 Biennale (2009), Busan Biennale (2008), Le Mois de la Photo a Montréal (2008), and Gwangju Biennale (2004).
Public collections of Kelly Richardson's work include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA), Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal, Canada), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Canada). Richardson had the honour of being the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards 2009, the 2009 fall issue of Canadian Art magazine included Kelly Richardson as one of '10 artists setting the pace of contemporary art' and Elle Canada listed Richardson in their Hot 100 for 2011. Richardson has participated in numerous artist residencies including most notably, Artpace (San Antonio).
An international, touring survey exhibition of her work is currently scheduled to begin in 2012 at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (UK), followed by the Grundy Art Gallery (UK), Towner (UK), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (USA) and Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver (Canada).
She lives and works in the north east of England.
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