Catherine Richards
Média | Media

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Shroud/Chrysalis I (2000), interactive installation. Glass table, copper, taffeta, two female attendants. Dimensions variable General view of installation with wrapped shroud/chrysalis.
I Was Scared to Death/ I Could Have Died of Joy (2000), interactive installation. Stainless steel, glass, electronics, electron guns, luminescent gases, fibre optic lights. Detail views of glass brain. Dimensions variable.
Still Lives I (2013-2014), stereoscopic inkjet print. 6’ x 6’.



Catherine Richards, visual artist working with new and old technologies, is a professor of media arts department and University Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. She has exhibited within and without North America including Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) Karlsruhe, Germany; 2004 Biennale of Sydney, Australia; ACM SIG- GRAPH, San Diego; the National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, and The Powerplant, Toronto. Her work has been discussed by major theorists in the field including Katherine Hayles, also in Art and Feminism Helena Reckitt and Peggy Phelan (eds) Phaidon and Frances Dyson Sounding New Media: rhetorics of immersion and embodiment in the arts, UC Press Cal. It has been included in key surveys such as the recent Art & Science Now, (Thames & Hudson), edited by Stephen Wilson and Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon), edited by Edward Shanken.

Richards often works collaboratively with scientists and won the Artist in Residence for Research Fellowship (AIRes), at the National Research Council of Canada, 2002-2005. Her work has been supported by such foundations as the Daniel Langlois Center for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal, and received awards such as the Canada Council for the Arts Media Arts prize.  With recent Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grants, Richards is also currently working with grad students in her IMG lab.