Lives and works in Norwich, UK. Studied at Middlesex University (BA), Central St. Martins (PG), UWIC Cardiff (MA), Kingston School of Art (Practice-based PhD) 

Projects + Exhibitions
2022 ‘A Plot, Hatched by Two’, curated by Robyn Graham, Warlbling Collective, Yorkton Workshops, London 2021 ‘A Generous Space’ Hastings Contemporary 2021 Assembly House Open, Norwich 2020 ‘Language’ curated by Loosenart, Millepiani, Rome 2019 'Another Land: Experimental Visualisations of Place’, Kingston Museum, Kingston 2018 ‘Evolution' Hockney Gallery, RCA, London 2017 ‘Strange Pilgrimage: Elements of a Narrative' (with Emily Mitchell, Leah Fusco and Mireille Fauchon) Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury 2017 ‘Outpost Members Show' selected by Andy Holden, Outpost, Norwich 2016 ‘Adaptation’ (with Jackie Chettur and Gerbrand Burger) Transition Gallery, London 2015 ‘Critical Messages', Levinsky Gallery, Plymouth 2015 ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’, NUA Gallery, Norwich 2013 ‘Library of Lost Books’ Library of Birmingham, Birmingham 2012 ‘It was never going to be straightforward, g39, Cardiff 2011 ‘Imagined Machines’ TestBed space, Oriel Davies, Powys 2010 V&A Illustration Awards, V&A, London 2009 National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala 2008 'Conduits, Schemes & Spheres', (with Emily Mitchell) George Rodger Gallery,  Kent 2008 ‘If You Build It, They Will Come’, g39, Cardiff 2008 ‘The Rise and Progress of Superstition’, Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery, Powys (solo)  2007 ‘Artinnit’, Pontypridd Artists Network, Pontypridd  2006 ‘Surface’, Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys 2005 ‘Begining, Middle & End’, g39, Cardiff (with Jenna Collins and Karla Williams) 2005 National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bangor 2004 ‘Perfectly Normal’, tactileBOSCH, Cardiff 2004 Ida Branson Memorial Exhibition, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset 2003 'Perfectly Normal' Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff 2003 Catto Contemporary, London 2002 ‘Everyday Things That Don’t Exist’, Phoenix Arts, Brighton (solo)

Texts + Publications
2021 ‘Deep Ends: a Ballardian Anthology’ edited by Rick McGrath, The Terminal Press 2021 ‘To Call’ No. 14 (Concrete Poetry) PSW Gallery (Petra Schulze-Wollgast)  2021 'The Deserted Laboratory: The Para-Illustration of JG Ballard’, Kingston Festival of Research 2020 'Living British Cinema' Garageland 23 'Aphrodite 80 (Unfinished)' 2016 'Remake Remodel' Garageland 20 ‘Adaptation’ 2016 'Myths of the Near Future: Ballard, Crusoe and Google' Varoom 32 2014 ‘The Contradictions of Style' Varoom 26, AOI 2014 ‘Illustrating Folly’, Folio Journal 2013 'Library of Lost Books' Birmingham Library. 2012 'The Authorial Illustrator', Atlantic Press 2012 ‘It was never going to be straightforward, g39, Cardiff  2011 Printmaking Today, ‘First Folio’ Vol. 20 No.3; Suzanne Hinchliffe, ‘River of Life’ Design Week 2010 Gina Cross, ‘Images 34' (Editorial essay), AOI Publications 2009 Mark Wigan, ‘Illustration in Global Contexts’, AVA Academia Publication; Adrian Plant, (Catalogue essay), National Eisteddfod of Wales, Bala, 2006 Mark Wigan, ‘Thinking Visually’, Watson-Guptill Publications 2005 Emily Mitchell, (Interview), The Journal, AOI (09/05) 2002 National Eisteddfod of Wales, St. David’s, Catalogue 2002 Susan Aldworth, ‘Creative Response’ (Interview), The Journal (06/02) 2000 Gillian Rhys, ‘We Are Not Worthy’, Eve Magazine (09/00) 2000 Robert Mason, ‘A Digital Dolly’, NUA

Residencies + Awards
2022 Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium 2016-22 AHRC (LDoc) Funding for 'The Deserted Laboratory', a practice-based PhD, Kingston School of Art 2012 V&A Illustration Award, London 2011 Folio/House of Illustration Award 2010 V&A Illustration Award, London 2008 NAN New Collaborations Bursary, a-n, The artists information company 2007 AOI Award (Silver) for ‘Sexing the Cherry’ by Jeanette Winterson 2006 AOI  Award (Gold) for ‘In Evil Hour’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 2005 AOI  Award (Bronze) for ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 2000-01 Artist in Residence, Printmaking Department, Herefordshire College of Art and Design

Employment + Teaching
2018-19 Royal College of Art (MA) P/T Lecturer 2012-19 Norwich University of the Arts (BA) P/T Lecturer 2007-12 Oriel Davies, Newtown, Powys, Design & Marketing 2009-10 Central St Martins (MA) Visiting Lecturer 2008 UCA Maidstone (BA) Visiting Lecturer 2004-06 Hereford College of Arts (BA) P/T Lecturer 2004 University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (BA) Visiting Lecturer

2021 Kingston School of Art 'Festival of Research' 2017 Speaker: 'JG Ballard and Making' Birmingham City University 2015 Speaker: 'Adaptation and the Metropolis', University of London 2014 Speaker: ‘In Praise of Folly: a Palimpsest of Foolery’ ‘The Itinerant Illustrator’, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore 2010 Speaker: 'The Untamed Tiger' Open Forum, University College Falmouth

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Matthew Richardson Artist + Illustrator
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