Bridget Riley

For more than 60 years, Bridget Riley has created dazzling and compelling abstract paintings which explore the fundamental nature of perception. Through her observations of the natural world, her experience of looking at the work of other artists, and through her own experimentation, Riley has made a deep, personal investigation of the act of painting, and of how we see. She is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned artists working today.


Bridget Riley lives and works in Holland Park, London (a neighbor of Frestonian Gallery), Cornwall, and the Vaucluse in France. She studied art in London in the 1950s, attending both Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art, and her work was the subject of touring retrospectives as early as 1971. More recently, she has received solo exhibitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2019); The Courtauld Institute, London (2015); The Art Institute of Chicago (2014); National Gallery, London (2010); and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2008). Riley participated in important early group exhibitions, including The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1965), Documenta IV (1968), Documenta VI (1977), and the 1968 Venice Biennale, where she became the first woman to ever win the International Prize for Painting.