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Bridget Riley


1931 Born in London
Lives and works in London


1949 - 52 Studies at Goldsmiths College of Art, London
1952 - 55 Studies at Royal College of Art, London

Scholarships, Awards and Teaching Positions

1963 Prize of John Moore's Liverpool Exhibition
AICA, Critics Prize
1964 Scholarship of Stuyvesant Foundation
1968 International Prize for painting at the 34th Venice Biennale
1981 - 88 Curator, National Gallery, London
1994 Honorary Doctor of Letters Oxford University
1995 Honorary Doctor of Letters, Cambridge University
1999 Appointed Companion of Honour
2003 Praemium Imperiale, The International Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, Painting (Japan Art Society)
2009 Awarded with Kaiserring of Goslar

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2010-2011 Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work, The National Gallery, London
2009-2010 Bridget Riley, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar
2009 Bridget Riley, New Paintings, Wall Painting and Gouaches, Gallery Karsten Schubert, London
Bridget Riley, Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany
Bridget Riley, Siebdrucke – Eine kleine Retrospektive, Galerie Koch, Hannover
Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
2008 Bridget Riley, Circles Colour Structure, Studies 1970/ 71, Karsten Schubert, London
2008 Bridget Riley, Two Paintings, 1988 & 1986, Karsten Schubert, London
2008 Bridget Riley, retropective, Musée D’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2007 - 08 Bridget Riley, PaceWildenstein, New York
2007 Southampton City Art Gallery, UK
Galerie Max Hetzler, in Zusammenarbeit mit Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
2006 Bridget Riley. Paintings and works on paper, Robert Sandelson Gallery, London
Bridget Riley: New Paintings, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
2005 Bridget Riley, Paintings and preparatory work 1961 – 2004, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Bridget Riley – Retrospektive, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Swiss
Galerie Schlégl, Zurich
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia
2004 Bridget Riley, retrospective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2003 Bridget Riley, Tate Britain, London
1999 - 2000 Bridget Riley: Selected Paintings 1961-1999, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, Waddington Galleries, London (in collaboration with Karsten Schubert)
Bridget Riley: Paintings 1982-2000 and Early Works on Paper, PaceWildenstein, New York
Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Bridget Riley: Complete Prints 1962-2001, Hayward Gallery, London touring to venues in the United Kingdom
Bridget Riley: New Work, Museum Haus Esters and Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Bridget Riley, retrospective exhibition, Tate Britain, London
Bridget Riley, Bilder und Gouachen 1981-2004, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
1996 - 98 Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches. Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London
Bridget Riley: Gouaches 1980-1995, British School in Rome
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1980-1995, Leeds city Art Gallery
Bridget Riley. Museum für moderne Kunst des Landkreises Cuxhaven, Otterndorf
Paintings, Gouaches and Prints 1981-1986, Green on Red Gallery Dublin
Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Bridget Riley: Works 1961-1998, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria
Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, Serpentine Gallery, London
1995 Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University
Bridget Riley: Recent Works – Paintings and Gouaches 1981-1995, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
Bridget Riley: Gouaches 1980-1995, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2007 OP ART, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
Bewegung im Quadrat, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Preview, Mima Collection: selected works, Middelbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
If Every body Had an Ocean, Tate St Ives, UK
Experiments in Abstraction, The Andipa Gallery, London
2006 Transforming Chronologies 2, Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zurich
Eye on Europe, Museum of Modern Art, New York
How to improve the World, Hayward Gallery, London
2005 Stroll on! Mamco, Geneva
Art now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonian
L´Œil moteur, MAMCS Strasburg
2003 Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon
2002 Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia, Heide Art Museum, Victoria
From Blast to Freeze: British Art in the 20th Century, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
2000 Collection 2000, Tate Modern, London
Blue, New Art Gallery, Walsall
Beau Monde: Towards a Redeemed Cosmopolitan, 4th International Biennial, Site Santa Fe
1999 - 2000 Sublime: The Darkness and the Light – Works from the Arts Council Collection, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, touring to venues in the UK
1999 ’45 – 49, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University, touring to venues in the UK