Peter Richards was born in Cardiff in 1970. He was educated at the University of Wales, Cardiff, (BA fine art) before completing his M.Phil. studies ‘Representations of Representations’ at the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1998. His first solo exhibition, Corrective Perspective, was at the Context Gallery, Derry in 1996,as part of Beyond Borders Plus. Solo projects have included exhibitions at: Studio Lipoli & Lopez, Rome; Carnegie Museum & Art Gallery, Larne; ZDSLU Gallery, Ljubljana; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Millennium Court Art Centre, Portadown; Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo; Golden Thread Gallery; Belfast Exposed; the Old Museum Arts Centre; and the Proposition Gallery, Belfast.
Group exhibitions have included: The Nature of Things – a Long Weekend, Artists from Northern Ireland, la Biennale di Venezia 51; Dogs Have No Religion, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague; Through our Eyes, the Painting Center, New York; The Belfast Way, Herzelyia Museum, Tel Aviv; Artistas Visuales de Belfast, La Sala Naranja, Valencia; L'art dans le monde, Paris Musees, Pont Alexandre III, Paris; Through A Glass Darkly, Het Consortium, Amsterdam; NI gulp, Plug In – ICA Gallery, Winnipeg; Barber, Richards & Torrens, Galeria Dzialan, Warsaw; New Contemporaries 99, South London Gallery & Liverpool Biennial; Photo 98, Hull Time Based Arts & Ferrens Gallery, Hull; 2e Recontre International d’art Performance, Quebec; The National Review of Live Art, The Arches, Glasgow; L’Evenement Oblique, Tangente, Montreal and Fix at Catalyst Arts, Belfast.