Louise Richardson

Louise Richardson is a multidisciplinary artist working in mixed media sculpture, textiles and photography. She studied art at the Norwich School of Art and Design where she obtained a Fine Art BA (painting) in 1992 followed by a Fine Art MA (multi-disciplinary) in 1995. Previously represented by Robert Sandelson Gallery,  London she has shown nationally and internationally and her work is held in many private and public collections. She lives and works in Norwich, England.

Artist Statement

My work has evolved from a process of discovery and investigation, collecting and eliminating ideas and materials enabling me to build up a library of resources to draw upon for each new piece of work. I am currently looking at the idea of memory and identity, bringing universal messages to the viewer, through the portrayal of objects in my own memory. The diversity of materials within my work – both found and processed – gives me the opportunity and freedom to invent metaphors which run parallel with the subject matter.

Selected Exhibitions

LOVE & LOSS Fashion and Mortality. 13 March to 7 June 2015. Impressions.

Lentos Kunstmuseum Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Deloitte & Touche, Zurich, Switzerland “Contemporary British Art”

Buckenham Galleries, Southwold – “Two Person Show”

Robert Sandelson Gallery, London – “Still”

Elm Hill Contemporary Arts, Norwich

“Flexible 3 Close to the Body” Netherlands Textielmuseum (Netherlands), The Museum of Science and Industry, (Manchester), Kunstmuseum Bayreuth (Germany), Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions (Wroclaw, Poland), Landesgalerie…Landesmuseum (Linz, Austria)

Robert Sandelson Gallery, London – “Yuri Kuper””

London Contemporary Art Fair, London – Art 99/98/97/96/95/94/93

Frederick Gallery, Raveningham & Wrentham Studios (Suffolk) – “Two Person Show”

Mannington Hall, Norfolk – “Free Lines”

Whitworth Gallery, Manchester – “Bitter Sweet”

John Innes Centre, Norwich – “Borrowed from Nature”

Berghapton – “Something Rich and Strange”

Montpelier Sandelson Gallery, London “Tall Stories Still Lives”

Contemporary British Art Show, Royal College of Art, London

“Wholesale” Installation Project, Norwich

Ikon Touring, Birmingham – “After Eden” and “Inheritance”

Leicester City Gallery, Leicester – “Gardens”

Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich – “Diversity”

Montpelier Studio, London – “New Works”

King of Hearts, Norwich – “Four of a Different Kind”

Residencies

Studio — Giuseppe Penone, Turin, Italy

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