"Alana Richards’ paintings are based on
dark emotions – both experienced and imagined."
— Joe Bloggs






After leaving Ireland at an early age, Alana Richards wandered, studied and lived impulsively, as she moved through Paris and then into the depths of Berlin in 2008.

Drawing from an eclectic range of influences and its rich experiences, her work today is focused on portraiture, and an interest that lies in capturing the soul of her subject as well as revealing subtle insights into herself at that junction of time.

Her initial photo sessions for each new work are a vital part of the process, as a close interaction with the subject sparks initial ideas, which are drawn and then painted with oil. Her technique is borrowed from artists such as Degas and Manet, and although the paintings are classically composed, the result has a freshness that is decidedly contemporary . Layers are often built up and torn apart, only to be rebuilt again, often giving the subject a complex and hidden history within the frame.

Alana Richards still lives and works in Berlin.




Fine Art (Painting), GMIT, Galway, Ireland

Fine Art and photography,  Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork, Ireland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

February 23rd-March 6th 2018 - Morphium, Hallucinations of a Kabarett, The Ballery, Nollendorfstrasse 11-12, Berlin

2016 - Alana Richards, WoMA, Berlin

2015 -  After Hours, Galerie Knoth&Krueger, Berlin

2014 - BROKEN, Giftraum, Berlin

2010 - Barely Breathing, Lazarides (The Outsiders), Newcastle, UK 2009 - Almost Golden, Galerie 33, Berlin

2009 - Alana Richards , Rigaer105, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions and fairs

2018 - Storke art fair, Munich.

2017 - Eris, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin

2015 - During TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands TIAF, London UK

2013 - Berlin-Barcelona, MMAC, Barcelona
           Bande Apart, Shift, Berlin

2012 - FRAME, Throughout Birmingham, UK
              Things fall apart, ECC Atelierhaus, Berlin Allotment 10plots, MAC Birmingham, UK
              Berlin Unhinged, SO36, Berlin

2009 - 2011 MODERN/MODERN, Springsalon, Berlin                                                                                                                                                                    Group exhibition at Galerjia Muzej, Lendava, Slovenia                                                                                                                                                                     The Show must go on, Urban Angel, London, UK                                                                                                                                                                         Signals Through The Flames, Galerie Friedrichschohe, Berlin

2007-2009 - I worked very closely with Galerie d’Art Generation in Paris


International Young Artists Fine Art Colony, Lind-art co-operative vol V, 2011


The Stinging Fly, Issue 24, Vol 2 - front cover


Museum Lendava, Slovenia 

Charlie Levine Collection, London

Clarke Collection, Berlin