Alana Riley

Biography - Alana Riley

Alana Riley is a photographer and video artist based out of Montreal. She completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.

 Riley’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, the United States, Europe and China.

 In Canada, her work has been exhibited at Rimouski Regional Museum (2010), at Baie-St-Paul Contemporary Art Museum (2008) and at Joyce Yahouda Gallery (Montreal, 2007, 2009 and 2010). In October 2014, her work will be presented as part of a group exhibition at the Elora Centre for the Arts (Elora, Ontario)

 Alana Riley has participated in numerous international exhibitions, notably at 511 Gallery (Lake Placid and New York, 2009), the Crawford Art Gallery (Ireland, 2011), at the National Sculpture Factory (Cork, Ireland 2009) and at the event, Contemporary Art Montreal, in Shanghai (2010). In 2012, Riley will be participating in a residency and exhibition at Opecta (Cologne, Germany).

In 2010, Alana Riley was nominated as a finalist of the Emerging Photographers of Canada 2010, by the Magenta Foundation. The same year, she was awarded the Pierre-Ayot Prize.

 Alana Riley is represented by Joyce Yahouda Gallery.



Murray, Peter, The Willows : Katrin Hornek, Oliver Jacobi, Alana Riley, Cork, éditions Crawford Art gallery, 2010
Vendu / Sold 2010, Montréal, éditions Esse, 2010

Exhibitions at the gallery

October 15 – November 19, 2016
September 27 – November 1, 2014
June 15 – July 27, 2013
September 8 – October 22, 2011
May 8 – June 6, 2009
May 8 – June 6, 2009
October 13 – November 10, 2007

Extra muros exhibitions

April 21 – May 13, 2018
September 19, 2017
October 28 – 31, 2016
February 8 – 29, 2016
January 20 – 24, 2016
October 28 – 31, 2011
April 16 – 18, 2010
June 12 – 15, 2008
June 14 – 17, 2007


Alana Riley @ Darling Foundry, Montreal

Event: Artists talk

Alana Riley @ Optica contemporary art center, Montréal

Exhibition: Loin des yeux

Curator: Claire Moeder

Alana Riley @ Division of Labour Gallery, London

Event: 2016 London Art Fair

Alana Riley @ Division of Labour Gallery, London

Event: 2016 London Art Fair

Alana Riley @ Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery, Los Angeles

Thesis exhibition: Hard Work

Alana Riley @ Minarovich Gallery & Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora

Exhibition: I'm Feeling Lucky

Curators: Natasha Chaykowski and Alison Cooley

Alana Riley @ Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, montreal

Exhibition: Interactions

Curator: Mélanie Rainville

Alana Riley @ Opekta Ateliers, Cologne-Nippes

Event: Opekta International

Alana Riley @ Eaton Center, Montreal

Vidéo : Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Grey?

Événement : Art Souterrain

Alana Riley @ La Bande Vidéo, Quebec

Video work on line

Alana Riley @ Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland


Alana Riley @ Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal

Vente de garage

Alana Riley @ Showcase of contemporary art from Montréal, New York City

Extreme Gestures

Alana Riley wins the 2010 Pierre-Ayot Award
Alana Riley @ Angell Gallery, Toronto

Video Room

Katrin Hornek, Oliver Jacobi, Alana Riley @ Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Irland

The Willows

Alana Riley @ Musée Régional de Rimouski, Rimouski

Au travail

Curator: Marie-Ève Charron

Alana Riley @ L’Atelier, Dazibao, Montreal

Dinner- Screening présented by Dazibao

Massimo Guerrera, Alana Riley @ Crawl Space, Seattle

Curator: Jennifer Campbell

Alana Riley @ The National Sculpture Factory in Cork, Ireland

Fall Residencies program

Fall 2009

Alana Riley @ 511 Gallery, New York City

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