Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley, CH (born Norwood, London 1931)

is a British painter and designer known internationally for her Op Art paintings and prints. She studied art at Goldsmiths’ College in London (1949-52) and at the Royal College of Art (1952-55). Riley began Op Art painting at the start of the 1960s, working in black and white, and turned to colour in 1966. Her first solo show was held in 1962 at Gallery One in London and a second such show was held in 1963. Other solo shows were held at Nottingham University, 1963; Richard Feigen Gallery, New York and Feigen Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, 1965; Museum of Modern Art, New York, with US tour, 1966; Venice Biennale, British Pavilion, 1968 (where she won the International Painting Prize); Hayward Gallery, London, 1971; National Gallery, Prague, 1971; Hayward Gallery and Kunsthalle Nuremberg, 1992; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 1995; and Waddington Galleries, London, 1996. In 1998 she was made a Companion of Honour (CH). Her work is held in many public collections including Arts Council Collection; British Council Collection; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Government Art Collection; Leeds Art Gallery; Manchester Art Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Museum Wales; Southampton City Art Gallery; Tate Gallery, London; and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Bridget Riley has studios in London, Cornwall and France.

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