Bridget Riley



Bridget Riley


First inspired to paint by the Cornish landscapes of her childhood, Bridget Riley has gone on to become one of the modern era’s most influential artists and was the subject of a recent retrospective at London’s Southbank Centre. Trained at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art, she gained acclaim with her ‘Op-art’ pictures of the 1960s and is known for her shapes and patterns that seemingly move before a viewer’s eyes.




Did you know?

Research and practice is at the heart of Riley’s art: at the start of her career, she studied and reproduced works by many artists including Seurat, as well as creating detailed life drawings.

Country of Birth


Auction Record


Christie's, London, 'Untitled (Diagonal Curve)', 2016

Notable Collections

Tate, London, UK

British Council Collection, London, UK

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US

Government Art Collection, London, UK

Notable Exhibitions

Past into Present, David Zwirner Gallery, London, UK, 2021

Then and Now, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2019

Bridget Riley: Learning from Seurat, Courtauld Gallery, London, UK, 2016

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

The Curve Paintings 1961-2014, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK, 2015

Paintings and Related Work, The National Gallery, London, UK, 2011

British Pavilion, 34th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT, 1968

Bridget Riley, Gallery One, London, UK, 1962

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