Jim Riley

Jim Riley is a Burlington, ON, based artist and curator. His art practice is a blend of documentary evidence, personal ideology, social commentary and artistic investigations. Riley's present aesthetic investigations explore time and perceptual memory. Environmental and identity issues are often woven into his themes. His recent art practice involves video installations and exploring the juxtaposition between video and painting in what he calls “video paintings”. Some of his videos may also be presented as single channel screenings. Riley has a BA from Brock University. Over the years, he has been actively involved in the artist run centre movement and artist rights. Riley has exhibited his art for more than twenty years in such galleries as 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).

Artist Code: 516


Water's Edge

2010, 05:30 minutes, colour

inside his mind

2009, 03:16 minutes, colour, English


2009, 06:24 minutes, colour


2007, 03:35 minutes, colour, English


2007, 03:35 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Edifying Edifice
by Scott McGovern. Edifying Edifice, 2007. Guelph: Ed Video, 2007.