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Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

info@oliviercornetgallery.com

087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

Kelly Ratchford

Using mixed media on canvas, wood, paper and ready-made boxes, Kelly Ratchford works to create ambiguous images that allude to experiences not necessarily comfortable, easy or tasteful. Her interest in these lonely and anxious states competes with an enthusiasm for colour, street art, humour and pictures drawn by young children. It is this tension and the challenge of using simple lines to create more layered images that provide the basis for her work.

Born in Toronto Canada, Kelly completed a BA Fine Art (Painting) at Wimbledon School of Art in 1998. She has been living and working in Dublin since 2005. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in London, Beijing, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and at art fairs in Toronto, Chicago, London and San Francisco. She is represented in Ireland by the Dublin-based Olivier Cornet Gallery and by the Jill George Gallery in London.

Education

1998 – BA Fine Art (Painting), Wimbledon School of Art, London, England
1995 – Foundation in Art and Design, Kingsway College, London, England
1989 – Master of Social Work, University of Toronto
1986 – BA Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Exhibitions

2019

  • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
  • 'Between Perception and Reality', a group show on climate

    • change curated by Olivier Cornet (first presented at VUE Art Fair
      RHA in November 2018), Olivier Cornet Gallery
      • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery

        • 2018
          • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
          • '2°C', a group show on climate change curated by Olivier Cornet with the support of the EPA (first presented at VUE Art Fair RHA in November 2017), Olivier Cornet Gallery,

            • 2017
              • VUE Art Fair, RHA Dublin, with Olivier Cornet Gallery
              • NOA17, 21st National Open Art Exhibition, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
              • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
              • ‘Things are going to slide’, a two-person exhibition with Mark Doherty, Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin

                • 2016
                  • ‘Elevation’, group show presented at VUE 2016, Ireland’s National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA, Dubin, with the Olivier Cornet Gallery
                  • 'Republic', group show curated by Eoin Mac Lochlainn & Olivier Cornet, Olivier Cornet Gallery
                  • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
                    • 2015

                      • 'Hopscotch', winter group show, Olivier Cornet Gallery
                      • VUE 2015, National Contemporary Art Fair at the RHA, with the
                      • Olivier Cornet Gallery
                      • '5 Cavendish Row', summer group show curated by Olivier Cornet and Arran Henderson, Olivier Cornet Gallery
                      • Salad Days, a two-person exhibition with Emily Mannion, Olivier

                        • Cornet Gallery
                          • A Terrible Beauty’, travelling group show curated by the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Octagonal Room, City Assembly House Dublin.
                          • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery.
                            • 2014

                              • Group Show, Jill George Gallery at Coningsby Gallery, London.
                              • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery.
                              • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery.
                                • 2013

                                  • ‘More Than This (Part 2)’, Mountmellick Gallery, Co. Laois, Ireland.
                                  • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery.
                                  • Eigse Annual Open, Carlow Arts Festival, Ireland.
                                  • ‘Outside In’, Fringe Arts Bath, England.
                                  • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London, England.
                                    • 2012

                                      • Group Exhibition, Jill George Gallery at Gallery 27, London, England.
                                      • Art Toronto, Jill George Gallery.
                                      • ‘Annual Exhibition’, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast.
                                      • artMRKT 2012, San Francisco, California.
                                      • ‘Intimate Revolution’, Irish Wave 3, Siemens Art Space, Beijing.
                                      • ‘Positions’, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork City, Ireland
                                      • (review by Cristín Leach Hughes).
                                      • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, London, England.

2011

  • Art Toronto, Jill George Gallery.
  • Art Chicago, Jill George Gallery.
  • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery.
    • 2010

      • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
      • Summer Show, Jill George Gallery, London, England
      • Art Chicago, Jill George Gallery
      • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
        • 2009

          • ‘Noughtie’, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
          • Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
          • All City, Dublin, Ireland
          • Art Chicago, Jill George Gallery
          • Figure Show, Jill George Gallery, London England
          • London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery
          • ‘Play for Today’, Armagh, Northern Ireland
            • 2008

              • ‘Cabinet’, The Back Loft, Dublin, Ireland
              • ‘Play for Today’, Cavan, Ireland
              • VISIT Open Studios, Pallas, Dublin, Ireland
              • ‘Castle (Squared)’, Ardigallan Castle, Co. Dublin
              • ‘Untold’, Sassoon Gallery, London, England
              • VISIT Open Studios, Pallas, Dublin, Ireland

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