Peter Richards is both an artist and curator living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 1994. Born in Cardiff in 1970, Richards studied a BA in Fine Art at Howard Gardens, Cardiff, part of the University of Wales. He moved to Northern Ireland to further his studies, completing an MPhil. entitled "Representations of Representations" in 1998 at the University of Ulster. He has been director of the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast since 2002.