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Jody Richardson
gwendolody@hotmail.com
jodyrichardson.com

Education Post Secondary

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Major: Fine Arts
Other studies: Experimental Painting, metal Sculpture and video
As part of the program I completed a year practicum off-campus in Florence, Italy
Scholarships: Eric Freifeld- “drawing and painting the human figure”- 1984
Honorable Mention Women’s Experimental Painting – 1986
1986 Honors Graduation diploma

Representation

2009 – 2010 Infusion gallery, Hilo, Hawaii
2006 – 2008 Infusion gallery, Los Angeles
2006 – 2008 Binary Lane Gallery, Dublin – binarylane.com
1995 – 2006 Archives, Toronto, On
1990 – 1995 Ariel/Agora Gallery, NY, NY

Publications

2017 Art Professional’s Collector’s Edition (and cover)
2016 Official Catalogue for the Barcelona International Art Fair
2015 Museum Contemporary Artists Showcases Masters of Today
2012 Modern Painters 100 Best Fall Shows
2012 International Contemporary Artists Vol. V ICA Publishing
2003 “Aesthetica” Art Magazine (a review of contemporary artists),
Fourth issue, York, England, Two Reproductions and Biography
1996 “The Green Thumb Arts Collective” ISBN 0-961040-0-2
Three Reproductions and Full Page Biography
1990 “American References” (2nd edition) by Les Krantz.
Two Reproductions and a Written Review

Grants

1996 Ontario Arts Council, T.O., Special Project Grant
The Green Thumb Arts Collective
1991 Art Support, T.O., Exhibition assistance, Ariel Gallery group show
1990 Ontario Arts Council, T.O. Exhibition assistance, Ariel Gallery
for Year Round Exhibition, Ariel Gallery.

Selected Collections

2002 Gilbert Freynet, Ottawa, On
1999 John Van Brugen, Toronto, On
1998 Doug Toms, Toronto, On
1997 Eleanor Olmstead, Toronto, On
1996 Eleanor Olmstead, Toronto, On
1996 Patrick Louburt, Toronto, On
1996 Howard Podeswa
1991 Canada Council, The Art Bank, Ottawa, On

Commissions

1995 Mural Here and Now Gallery, Toronto, On
1992 Mural Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London

Performance Painting

11-1997 Elixir performance series @ Cameron, Toronto, On
07-1997 Toronto Second Annual Street Festival, Toronto, On
05-1997 Multimedia Exhibition, Toronto Conference Center demonstrating
1994 Paint Performance 2 with Taxi Chain @ Cameron, Toronto, ON
05-1994 Paint Performance with Taxi Chain @ Cameron, Toronto, ON

Selected Exhibitions

06-2017 Art Projet 1.0 Basel, Switzerland

12-2016 Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona

02-2010 The Infusion Gallery, (group show) Hilo, Hawaii

01-2009 Upstream Gallery, (group show) Dobbs Ferry, NY

05-2008 Cube gallery, ( group show “homage “ ) Ottawa, ON
01-2008 Upstream Gallery, (group show) Dobbs Ferry, NY

03-2007 The Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles
02-2007 The 7th Helen Keller International Award, Sense Scotland, Glasgow
01-2007 Upstream Gallery, { group show ) Dobbs Ferry, NY

01-2006 Upstream Gallery, (group show) Dobbs Ferry, NY

01-2005 Upstream Gallery, (group show) Dobbs Ferry, NY

09-2004 Field of Vision – The Lab Gallery, (group show) NY, NY,
01-2004 Upstream Gallery, (group show) Dobbs Ferry, NY
11-2004 Kannal 10, Amsterdam, solo show

06-2003 Atelier International Art Group, Inc., International Competition (group show)
For the “ New York City Jazz Festival” visual component, New York, NY

06-2002 H&M Art Gallery of Harlem, International Competition (group show)
For the “ New York City Jazz Festival” visual component, New York, NY

05-1998 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (group show) Toronto, On

03-1997 Nelvana (group show) Toronto, On

09-1996 Third Rail Arts Festival (group show) Toronto, On
09-1996 Academy of Spherical Arts (two man show “Kunstschau”) Toronto, On
06-1996 Neutral Ground (Green Thumb Art Collective group show) Saskatoon, Sask
02-1996 Metro Hall (Green Thumb Art Collective) Toronto, On
01-1996 Windows on Queen W (Green thumb Arts Collective) Toronto, On

09-1995 Ariel Gallery (group show) Soho, N.Y.
07-1995 Agora Gallery (group show) Soho, N.Y.
05-1995 Nelvana (group show) Toronto, On
03-1995 Gallery 215 (group show) Toronto, On

11-1994 The Music gallery (solo show) Toronto, On
09-1994 The Art Gallery of Ontario (group show) “Paper prayers” Toronto, On
03-1994 Trinity Square Video (solo show) “Toronto Film Festival” visual component, Toronto, On
09-1994 Ariel Gallery (group show) Soho, N.Y.

03-1993 Definitely Superior (National Competition, group show) Self-Portrait, photo, Thunder Bay
09-1993 Agora Gallery (three man show) Soho, N.Y.

09-1992 Agora Gallery (three man show) Soho, N.Y.
07-1992 Ariel Gallery (group show) Soho, N.Y.

07-1991 Ariel Gallery (group show) Soho, N.Y.

07-1990 Ariel Gallery (year round show/group show) Soho, N.Y.

MANHATTAN ARTS INTERNATIONAL-JANUARY_FEBRUARY 1994
“COLOR TALK”
AGORA
A recent group exhibition at Agora Gallery featured three artists who employ color, not only on different chromatic and tonal scales, but also in many unique shades of expressions. All three artists are represented by the gallery. Jody Richardson is an international artist whose exhibitions and collectors stretch throughout Canada, England, Italy and the United States. Her unique paintings of enigmatic creatures- a combination of animal, human and imaginary-are richly intriguing and innovative. Open to interpretation the colorful subjects come to life through the artist’s technical prowess and creativity.
Agora Gallery
560 Broadway

New York, Summer 1992 ARTspeak
Shows shine at Agora Gallery
“Visual Narration

In the show, “Visual Narration”, Jody’s figure paintings of rock musicians, fanciful animals, and other subjects have funky energy reminiscent of John Bratby and the “Kitchen Sink School.” Jody is a contemporary expressionist with a loaded brush and a dramatic way with subject matter. All of these artists have one thing in common: A strong personal vision and the technical ability to communicate it to the viewer.

New York, Summer 1991 ARTspeak
Ariel Gallery

Jody Richardson is a contemporary expressionist who employs a loaded brush and intense color in taut compositions, packed with emotional power.Her slashing strokes and strident colors imbue her figurative subjects with a strongly visceral quality.

Gallery 101
Jody Richardson. Rough and rude fragmented images collide on tattered scraps of paper and canvas. An unfettered imagination explores images of life at home, UFO’s, aliens and other strange happenings. Jody Richardson has been described As”….an unfettered imagination exploring…”.Richardson’s mind appears to be a playground of sorts. Excess in any art form is laudable; therefore Jody’s work shines. Her child like oil collages on paper and fabric are wild and very intriguing. The crude fragmented images are thought provoking if not totally pleasing. Or the energetic jangling assembly of domestic and fantastic scenes (Richardson)

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