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
Christie's, London, 'Untitled (Diagonal Curve)', 2016
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Then and Now, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2019
Cosmos, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2017
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