Bridget Riley
b. 1931



With her 'Op Art' imagery of the early 1960s, Bridget Riley helped to give expression to an age, while establishing herself as one of the leading artists of her generation. In the 1970s she moved into colour, and each period of her art has been defined by a distinct geometric theme - the 'stripe' paintings of the '80s (exemplified by Light Between) preceded the 'zig' paintings of the early 90s' and these gave way to the more plastic forms of her current work. Her printmaking has reflected her painting, but she has had bursts of printmaking activity - particularly in recent years - and she has occasionally revisited themes in her prints after closing that chapter in her paintings. Her prints require an extraordinary degree of technical skill and one image required 500 prints to be made before she could select an edition of 75. The Arts Council toured a retrospective of Riley's prints in the UK in 2001-3, and the British Council toured it in Europe in 2004-5.



Biography


Born in 1931. Lives and works in London and France.


Selected solo exhibitions


1962
1963
1966-7
1968
1969
1970-1

1975
1978-80

1984-5

1994
1998
1999
2000
2001
2003
2004-5
2004

2005
Gallery One, London
Richard Feigen Gallery, New York
Bridget Riley Drawings; Museum of Modern Art, New York
Venice Biennale, British Pavilion (with Philip King)
Rowan Gallery, London
Bridget Riley, Paintings and Drawings 1951-71; Arts Council
retrospective, Hayward Gallery and touring in Europe
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Bridget Riley; Works 1959-78; British Council retrospective
New York and USA, Australia and Japan
Working with Colour: Recent Paintings and studies by Bridget
Riley
; Arts Council exhibition touring UK
Bridget Riley: Six paintings 1963-93; Tate Gallery
Works 1961-98; Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s; Serpentine Gallery
Reconnaissance; Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Complete Prints 1962-200;: Hayward Gallery and touring UK
Bridget Riley, Retrospective; Tate Gallery
Complete Prints 1962-2003; British Council, touring Europe
Paintings and Drawings 1961-2004; Museum of Contemporary
Art, Sydney, Australia
Paintings and Drawings 1961-2004; City Gallery Wellington,
New Zealand

                          




 
     
 
   
 
 
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