Born in Vancouver, Alex Landon Richardson obtained an MFA from the prestigious Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Having participated in artist residencies in Spain and South Africa, Richardson has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Vienna, London, and Toronto.
Richardson’s paintings explore themes of leisure, wilderness and freedom, as they are materialized by the Western leisure class. Painted scenarios are posed to raise questions about ways in which virtue might be defined, and the various contemporary avenues through which it is pursued. In her painted worlds, active lifestyles, identity aesthetics, outdoor leisure pursuits and travel stand in as substitute theologies in the contemporary moment. Richardson is a faculty member in the Fine and Performing Arts department at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.