Gail Ritchie
was born Newtownards,  Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Previously a member of Backwater Artists Group Cork before relocating to Belfast and joining Queen Street Studios, in 2003.
Has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and increasingly internationally . In 2004 she co- founded Green Dog Arts with Ima Pico and organised exhibitions of Northern Irish art in Mexico (2004), Valencia, Spain (2005), New York (2006) and Tokyo (2007).

In 2007, she was selected for the Smithsonian exhibition of new Northern Irish Art (Resolutions) at the Katzen Center for Arts Washington DC. In March 2012 she exhibited work as part of  Irish Wave III in Beijing, and in May at the APT Gallery London in the City and the City exhibition, as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

She has received awards from Arts Council Ireland Ireland, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Cultural Relations Committee and the British Council.

In 2009 she was Artist in Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. In 2010 she took part in ‘s.Low’ international multidisciplinary project in Berlin and was resident artist at Rooftop Studios, Prinzlauerberg. 
In 2013 she was Artist in Residence in the History Department of the National Museum of Northern Ireland (Ulster Museum). During 2014/15 Ritchie is working between Belfast and Munich as part of extended visual art research into memory and how both states and individuals remember the past.


Other links: TwitterGreen Dog Arts




 Video by Max Surin – Gail Ritchie, Little Acts of Cruelty



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