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

Gallery One, London.

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

Museum of Modern Art, New York.

National Gallery, Prague.

Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York.

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

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

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

Bridget Riley: Flashback, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Paintings and Related Work, National Gallery, London.

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

David Zwirner, New York.

Cosmos at Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand.

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

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