Bridget Riley (born 1931)

Bridget was born in London on the 24th April, 1931 and spent her childhood in Cornwall and Lincolnshire. She studied at Goldsmiths College (1949-1952), and later at the Royal College of Art (1952-1955), where her fellow students included Peter Blake and Frank Auerbach. Her early work was figurative with a semi-impressionist style. Circa 1960 she began to develop her signature Op Art style consisting of black and white geometric patterns that explore the dynamism of sight.

Since the mid-1960s she has been celebrated for her distinctive style which actively engages the viewer’s sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging, subtle and arresting. Influences include the pointillism of Georges Seurat which introduced her to optical effects, Victor Vasarely, who had used designs of black and white lines since the 1930s and the Futurists.

Riley's first solo show was staged in London in 1962 at Gallery One. Soon after in 1965 she exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City show, "The Responsive Eye". The exhibition drew worldwide attention to her work and the Op Art movement. Riley began investigating color in 1967, the year in which she produced her first stripe painting. [5] Following a major retrospective in the early 1970s, Riley began travelling extensively. After a trip to Egypt in the early 1980s, where she was inspired by hieroglyphic decoration, Riley began to explore colour and contrastIn some works, lines of colour are used to created a shimmering effect, while in others the canvas is filled with tessellating patterns.

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. Important museum exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, London, 1971; National Gallery, Prague, 1971; Hayward Gallery and Kunsthalle Nuremberg, 1992 and the Tate, 2002.

Bridget Riley lives and works in London.

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Bridget Riley

Ra (Inverted)

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Edition Size: 85
Dimensions: Height 135.00cm, width 114.00cm
Bridget Riley Ra (Inverted)

Untitled (Winged Curve)

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 37.00cm, width 41.00cm
Bridget Riley Untitled (Winged Curve)

Silvered 2

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 87.00cm, width 76.00cm
Bridget Riley Silvered 2

Brouillard

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Edition Size: 85
Dimensions: Height 79.00cm, width 72.00cm
Bridget Riley Brouillard

Light Between

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 56.00cm, width 48.00cm
Bridget Riley Light Between

Shade

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 49.00cm, width 34.00cm
Bridget Riley Shade

Composition with Circles 6

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Edition Size: 50
Dimensions: Height 41.00cm, width 141.00cm
Bridget Riley Composition with Circles 6

Composition with Circles 1

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Edition Size: 40 roman, 40 arabic
Dimensions: Height 44.00cm, width 80.00cm
Bridget Riley Composition with Circles 1

Composition with Circles 2

Medium: Screenprint
Edition Size: 30
Dimensions: Height 80.00cm, width 285.00cm
Bridget Riley Composition with Circles 2

Start

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Edition Size: 200
Dimensions: Height 35.00cm, width 38.00cm
Bridget Riley Start

Passing By

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 28.00cm, width 84.00cm
Bridget Riley Passing By

Wall Painting 1

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Edition Size: 150
Dimensions: Height 56.00cm, width 92.00cm
Bridget Riley Wall Painting 1

About Lilac

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 32.00cm, width 65.00cm
Bridget Riley About Lilac

Leap

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 43.00cm, width 83.00cm
Bridget Riley Leap

Echo

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 54.00cm, width 57.00cm
Bridget Riley Echo

Two Blues

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Edition Size: 250
Dimensions: Height 39.00cm, width 38.00cm
Bridget Riley Two Blues

Large Fragment

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Edition Size: 50
Dimensions: Height 107.00cm, width 91.00cm
Bridget Riley Large Fragment

Blue and Pink

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Edition Size: 90
Dimensions: Height 28.00cm, width 119.00cm
Bridget Riley Blue and Pink

Serpentine Print

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Edition Size: 200
Dimensions: Height 26.00cm, width 26.00cm
Bridget Riley Serpentine Print

Fold

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Edition Size: 250
Dimensions: Height 28.00cm, width 23.00cm
Bridget Riley Fold

Red

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 29.00cm, width 76.00cm
Bridget Riley Red

June

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Edition Size: 75
Dimensions: Height 80.00cm, width 114.00cm
Bridget Riley June

Going Across

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Edition Size: 90
Dimensions: Height 42.00cm, width 73.00cm
Bridget Riley Going Across

Frieze

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Edition Size: 200
Dimensions: Height 31.00cm, width 57.00cm
Bridget Riley Frieze

Untitled (Based on Primitive Blaze)

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Edition Size: 40
Dimensions: Height 46.00cm, width 46.00cm
Bridget Riley Untitled (Based on Primitive Blaze)