Kelly Richardson’s computer-generated videos and photographic works serve to obscure the boundaries between fantasy and reality. Often taking the form of landscapes, the Canadian-born, Newcastle, England-based artist’s presentations-containing combinations of real and constructed imagery-are symbolic of the multiple realities we perceive when we engage contemporary media culture. Although sourced from actual locations, her composite video environments are virtual worlds that evoke wonder and anxiety.
Richardson was born in Burlington, Canada. She studied fine art at the Ontario College of Art & Design, media studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and received her MFA from Newcastle University. She has had solo exhibitions at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (2011); Birch Libralato, Toronto (2010); and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2009). Her work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Sculpture on Time: Major works. New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2010); New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah (2009); Expenditure, Busan Biennale, Busan City, South Korea (2008); and The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image – Part 1: Dreams, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2008).