Clements will deliver a lecture on his work on Thursday, February 26 at 5 pm in MMH Room 101. A reception and exhibition of his work will follow at 6 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery, on the third floor of McCain Hall.
Sculptor Richard Clements will be the artist in residence at St. Thomas University from February 23-27.

He will deliver a lecture on his work on Thursday, February 26 at 5 pm in MMH Room 101. A reception and exhibition of his work will follow at 6 pm in the Yellow Box Gallery, on the third floor of McCain Hall at St. Thomas. The exhibition will run until March 20.

Vancouver based artist Richard Clements was born in London, England in 1983. After completing his BFA (Sculpture) at The Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005, he went on to study Fine Art at Goldsmiths College (London, U.K), acquiring his MFA in 2007. Since then he has exhibited nationally and internationally, including venues in London, Milan, New York and Calgary.

“Clements’ work wants to reanimate us who have become dull to experience,” said Dion Kliner, artist and art critic. “It is an appeal to see not just with our eyes, but with our bodies; to reconnect with the material world and really have a look, and feel what’s going on.”

Artist in Residence Program

Under the new artist in residence program at St. Thomas, which is funded by a $6,700 Artist in Residence grant from Arts NB, five artists will have week-long residencies at the university from October to April.  The initiative draws upon the expertise of these artists from diverse disciplines and media to inspire the university community and young artists.  During the residency, each artist will develop some aspect of their creative work and interact with the community through exhibitions, workshops or performances.

Nationally acclaimed carver Ned Bear kicked off the program in October. Other participating artists include choreographer Lesandra Dobson, artist Mario Doucette, artist Garry Neill Kennedy, artist Richard Clements and the musical group Trio Sambucca featuring Sally Wright, Steven Peacock and Michel Deschênes.

“We are very excited about the Residence Program we are launching this year,” says Martin Kutnowski, director of the Fine Arts Program.

“It allows students, faculty, and the public to interact with prominent artists. The generous funding from Arts NB really gave us the jumpstart we needed to make it happen.”