Mary-Jean Richardson

A graduate of the Adelaide Central School of Art with an Masters of Visual Art (Research) from the University of South Australia, Mary-Jean’s art practice is specifically motivated by the interplay of traditions and transgression via painting’s mobility, mutability and capacity for reinvention. She has researched the legacy of eighteenth century Gothic literary conventions within the ‘undead’ state of contemporary painting. As a result of receiving the AEAF, Cibo Expresso studio residency at the British School at Rome in 2013 her current obsession is investigating symbols and representations of death. Mary-Jean has received various awards and grants to further her research and practice. She lectures in painting at Adelaide Central School of Art and actively exhibits both locally and nationally. Solo exhibitions include Feeling the way, Adelaide Central Gallery 2011, Underground, Greenaway Art Gallery 2010 and Parkland, Johnston Gallery, Perth 2008. She has participated in group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide and has been involved in projects at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, FELTspace, SASA Gallery, the JamFactory and Fontanelle Gallery and Studios where she has a studio and is part of the management team.