Jim Riley Video Artist/Independent Curator
Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON, based artist and independent curator. His recent art practice involves public art and gallery video installations as well as screenings. His art is a blend of documentary evidence, personal ideology, social commentary and artistic investigations. Riley's present aesthetic investigations explore time and perceptual memory.
He has a BA from Brock University. Riley is the recipient of media arts grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. He has been active in the artist run centre movement sitting on several Boards both public and artist run.
Riley has exhibited his art for more than twenty-five years in galleries such as Art Gallery of Hamilton, Burlington Art Centre, Hamilton Artists Inc., Eye Level Gallery (Halifax, N.S.), Definitely Superior (Thunder Bay, ON.), White Water Gallery (North Bay, ON), Niagara Artists Centre (St. Catharines, ON), The Factory: Hamilton Media Arts Centre, Ed Video Media Arts Centre (Guelph, ON), Kenan Center (Lewiston, NY), Hallwalls Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), Burlington Art Centre, Art Gallery of Sudbury, WKP Kennedy Gallery (North Bay), Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, A Space (Toronto). Some of Riley’s video art is represented by V tape Distributions, Toronto.