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Bridget Riley

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Birth year

Lives in
London, Cornwall and France

Works in
London, Cornwall and France

Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2014 Somewhat Abstract
Nottingham Contemporary
Mar, 2014 Conceptual Space - Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Markus Michalke
Mar, 2014 Then and Now
Galerie Max Hetzler (Bleibtreustraße)
Feb, 2014 Forcefields
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Dec, 2013 A Big Bang: The Origins of the Pop Art Collection, Part 1
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Jun, 2013 Prima Materia
Punta della Dogana

Bridget Louise Riley CH CBE is an English painter who is one of the foremost proponents of op art.

Her mature style developed during the 1960's, it was during this time that Riley began to paint the black and white works for which she is well known. In 1968 Riley represented Great Britain in the Venice Biennale. She was the first British contemporary painter, and the first woman, to be awarded the prestigious International Prize for painting. After a trip to Egypt in the early 1980s, where she was inspired by colourful hieroglyphic decoration, Riley began to explore colour and contrast. In some works, lines of colour are used to created a shimmering effect, while in others the canvas is filled with tessellating patterns.

A 2008 interview with the artist can be seen here.

Portrait photo by Laurie Lewis

Recent Exhibits

Bridget Riley participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 REMEMBER EVERYTHING : 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Max Hetzler (Oudenarder Straße)
Sep, 2013 From Raymond Jonson to Kiki Smith: The UNM Art Museum’s Permanent Collection at Fifty Years
University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Sep, 2013 Linear Abstraction
Alan Cristea Gallery - 31 Cork St
Jun, 2013 ABSTRAKT
Contemporary Fine Arts
Jun, 2013 ABSTRAKT
Galerie Michael Haas
Jun, 2013 Die Streifenbilder (The Stripe Paintings)
Galerie Max Hetzler (Oudenarder Straße)
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