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About the Artist

Kelly Richardson, Spanish City Dome, 2012.

Image: Kelly Richardson by Sally Ann Norman

Kelly Richardson was born in 1972 Burlington, Ontario, Canada and now lives and works in the North Tyneside. She studied at Ontario College of Art and Design and gained masters degrees from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and Newcastle University.

Kelly has presented exhibitions at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, CaixaForum, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Centre Georges Pompidou and her work has been selected for the Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2011 she was one of Pixel Palace's Artists in Residence.

Kelly draws on science-fiction cinema, literature and the history of landscape painting in works that interweave fine art, animation, real footage of spectacular natural wildernesses and Hollywood special effects, to create highly sophisticated and immersive works that are realised over several months and sometimes years. She is fast becoming established as one of the most talented and exciting digital media artists of her generation. 

For more information about Kelly Richardson please visit kellyrichardson.net.

Welcome to the website for Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema’s digital art programme, which ran from 2008-2014. Here you can explore our archive of exciting art commissions and exhibitions, as well as the artists we worked with over that time. You can find out more about what is happening with the current Tyneside Cinema Arts Programme at www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/art.