Artists Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley (born 1931, Norwood, London) has long been recognised as a leading figure in Op Art, an abstract painting style that employs optical illusion to create an unsettling sense of movement. Early works were predominantly executed in black and white. In the late sixties, Riley began working with colour and produced her first stripe painting.

Her work has been shown throughout Europe and America.

During the 34th Venice Biennale, in 1968, Riley became the first living British painter to win the International Prize for Painting. In 1974, Riley was named a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and in 1999, appointed the Companion of Honour.  The artist was awarded the Praemium Imperiale in Tokyo in 2003 and received the Kaiser Ring of the City of Goslar, Germany in 2009. Finally, in 2012, Riley received the Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen, Germany.

Selected Exhibitions

1962
Gallery One, London.

1964
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 1954–1964, Tate Gallery, London

1966
Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1971
National Gallery, Prague.

2000
Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York.

2002
New Work, Museum Haus Esters and Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany.

2004
Paintings and Drawings 1961-2004, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

2008
Rétrospective, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

2009
Bridget Riley: Flashback, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

2010
Paintings and Related Work, National Gallery, London.

2014
The Stripe Paintings 1961-2014, David Zwirner, London.

2015
David Zwirner, New York.

2017
Cosmos at Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand.

2016
Venice and Beyond, Paintings 1967-1972, Graves Gallery, Museum Sheffield, England.

2019
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan, from April 14 – August 26 of this year.

Public Collections
Art Institute of Chicago
Arts Council, U.K.
British Council, U.K.
Dia Art Foundation, New York
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Kunstmuseum Bern
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Tate Gallery, London