Bridget Riley (British, b.1931) is a member of the Op Art movement, and a painter best known for her black and white paintings that create unique optical effects on canvas. Riley was born in London, and studied art at both Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art; she painted with an expressive, impressionist aesthetic early in her career. While working as an art instructor in the early 1960s, she developed her signature Op Art technique. Op Art’s rise in the 1960s reflected several preoccupations of the era, including a search for new ways to engage the viewer with art, and the state of the individual amidst an age of hallucinogenic drugs and the atomic bomb.

Influenced by artists including Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891) and Victor Vasarely (French-Hungarian, 1906–1997), Riley began to produce works in black and white geometric shapes that created sensations of movement and color by experimenting with the disconcerting optical illusions that could be rendered on a two-dimensional surface. Riley incorporates new shapes and designs into her later work, and reflects the influence of Egyptian hieroglyphs in pieces that play with opposing colors. Though she still designs her own compositions, the artist enlisted the help of assistants during her later career to execute her pieces. Her recent work also reflects an engagement with specific historical, religious, and cultural symbols. Riley received a prize in painting at the 1969 Venice Biennale, and has been awarded several honorary degrees. She currently divides her time between England and France.

Timeline

1931
Born in London
Lives and works in London, Cornwall and France
Awards
1999 Awarded Companion Honour
1997 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Exeter
1996 Honorary Doctor of Arts, De Montfort University
1995 Honorary Doctor of Letters, Cambridge University
1994 Honorary Doctor of Letters, Oxford University
1986 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Ulster
1981-88 Trustee of the National Gallery, London
1979 Gold Medal at Grafikk-Biennale, Frerickstad, Norway
1976 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Manchester
1974 Awarded CBE
1972 Ohara Museum Prize, 8th International Print Biennale, Tokyo
1969 The International Prize for Painting, XXXIV Venice Biennale
1964 Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Travel Bursary to USA
1963 AICA Critics Prize
1963 Prize of the John Moores’ Exhibition, Liverpool
2009 Awarded with Kaiserring of Goslar

Exhibitions

2013
Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)
REMEMBER EVERYTHING, 40 Years Galerie Hetzler, Galerie Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Michael Graig-Martin, Langlands & Bell, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, Galeria Pilar Serra, Madrid, Spain
Here We Go, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
Auf Zeit. Wandbilder - Bildwände, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Moving Norman Foster on Art, Carré d'art, Nîmes, France
Dynamo. A century of light and movement in art form 1913 to 2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, USA
Into the Void, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, USA
Mixed Exhibition, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London, UK
Vibrations, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, France
2012
12th Rubens Prize Awarded by the City of Siegen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany (solo)
Works 1960-1966, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
Ghosts in the Machine, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany (catalogue)
New Departures. Painting and Real Space, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Aspects of Modern British Art 2012, Austin/Desmond Finde Arts, London, UK
Print Masters, Quest Gallery, Bath, Somerset, UK
Modern British Art, A Gallery Selection, Austin/Desmond Fine Arts, London, UK
circa 1963, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, UK
Der Raum der Linie, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
Punkt. System - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Outside In, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
The Space Between, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
My Generation: Art of the 60s and Early 70s, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gebaute Bilder. Werke aus der Sammlung Hupertz, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany
Roesler Hotel # 21 - Buzz curated by Vik Muniz, Galerie Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2011
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work 1983-2010, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Paintings and Studies 1979-1981 & 2011, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK (solo)
Bridget Riley - Grafische Werke, Galerie Nicole Schlégl, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Moderne: Selbstmord der Kunst? Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Divided Heaven. 1945-1968. The Collection. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Musée national d'art moderne. Collections contemporaines (des années 1960 à nous jours), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Indiscipline of Painting. International abstraction from the 1960s to now, Tate St Ives, Cornwall; travelled to Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
20/21 at Ceri Hand Gallery, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Der Raum der Linie, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Compass - Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Drawn from Life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, UK
2010
Colorscope: Abstract Painting, 1960-1979, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work, National Gallery, London
Bridget Riley Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work, National Gallery, London
Bridget Riley Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London
2010
Flashback: Bridget Riley, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Southhampton Art Gallery, Southhampton, UK (solo)
Let Us Face the Future - British Art 1945-1968, Fundacion Joan Miro, barcelona, Spain
ganz konkret II, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland
8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Corea
Summer Show, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
OPTICAL SHIFT. Illusion und Täuschung, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, Germany
Visions - Spectacular Art from the Ulster Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Summer Special, Galerie Schlégl, Zurich, Switzerland
Group Exhibition, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Colorscope: Abstract Painting 1960-1979, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
2009
Colour Structure. Studies 1970/71. Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Timothy Taylor Gallery/Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar, Germany (solo)
konkret - Die Sammlung Heinz + Annette Teufel, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart - Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Numbers, Color and Text: Works from the Collection, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA
Pattern Recognition, The City Gallery, Leicester, UK
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
Shaping Reality: geometric Abstraction after 1960, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA
Begegnungen Bauhaus. Kurt Schmidt und Künstler der Avantgarde - von Kandinsky bis Vasarely, Kunstsammlung Gera, Orangerie Gera, Germany
Here/Now, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Alles, Wilhelm HAck Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Notation. Form und Kalkül in den Künsten, ZKM - Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2008
Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, MoMA, New York, USA
Bridget Riley: Circles Colour Structure; Studies 1970/71, Karsten Schubert, London (solo)
rep’e.t’tion, Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow, UK
Bridget Riley: Retrospective, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (solo)
Bridget Riley: Two Paintings, 1988 & 1986, Karsten Schubert, London (solo)
2007
Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Optic Nerve – Perceptual Art of the 1960’s, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
Op Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
The Neo-Impressionism, the Blossom of Modernity, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain
2006
Super Vision, ICA Boston, USA (until April 2007)
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (cat) (solo)
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Bridget Riley: Prints 1962-2005, Exeter University, UK (solo)
2005
Bridget Riley - Works on Paper in the Artists’ House, New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK (solo)
L’oeil Moteur, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Bridget Riley: Print Retrospective 1981-2005, Galerie Schlegl, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Studies, 1963-2005, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA (solo)
2004–2005
Bridget Riley, British Council touring exhibition, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland (solo)
2004–2005
Bridget Riley - Complete Prints, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia (solo)
2004
Bridget Riley - New Work, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
2004
Bridget Riley, Galerie Aurel Schiebler, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004
Bridget Riley – Works from the Sixties, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
2004
Art and the Sixties, Tate Britain, London, UK
2003
Biennale d’art Contemporain de Lyon, France
2003
Bridget Riley, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
2003
Bridget Riley, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Bridget Riley - New Paintings, Prints and Studies, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
2003
Urban Codes, Langlands and Bell, Julian Opie, Bridget Riley and Stephen Willats, Mouans-Sartoux, France
2003
Painting from Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964-2003, Musee Correr, Venice Biennale, Italy
2002–2003
From Blast to Freeze: A Century of British Art, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
2002–2003
Bridget Riley- Complete Prints, Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition, Hull, Glasgow, Kendal, Rugby, Swansea, Eastbourne, Colchester, UK (solo)
2002–2003
Bridget Riley – New Work, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum and Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (solo)
2001
Bridget Riley – Black & White, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
2001
Bridget Riley, fig-1, London, UK (solo)
2001
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, UK
2001
UBS Warburg-British Council loan Exhibition
2001
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, USA
2000
Blue, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
2000
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Works on Paper, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
2000
Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA (Sept 2000 - June 2001) (solo)
2000
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, Waddington Galleries, London, UK (solo)
1999
Bridget Riley: Selected Paintings 1961-1999, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
1999
Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 60’s and 70’s, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1999
45-99, Kettles Yard, Cambridge and touring, UK, selected by Bryan Robertson
1999
Sublime. The Darkness and the Light, Works from the Arts Council, UK Collection, Southampton City Art Gallery; Hayward Gallery, London and touring, UK
1998
Bridget Riley: Works 1961-1998, Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria, UK (solo)
1998
Bridget Riley, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
1997
Bridget Riley: Selected Works from 1980 onwards, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
1997
White Noise, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland
1997
A Quality of Light, Tate Gallery St Ives, Cornwall, UK
1997
Treasure Island, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
1996
Artists in Print, Michael Craig-Martin, Fergus Feehily, Terry Frost, Hamish Fulton, John Graham, Bridget Riley; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1996
British Abstract Art III: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London, UK, August 9 to September 15
1996
Take it From Here, CAS purchases 1992-1995, City Library, Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
1996
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1980-1995, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK (solo)
1996
Bridget Riley: Gouaches 1980-1995, British School at Rome, Italy (solo)
1996
Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
1995
Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (solo)
1995
Bridget Riley: Recent Works: Paintings and Gouaches 1980-1995, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK (solo)
1995
Bridget Riley Gouaches 1980-1995, Aberdeen City Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland (solo)
1995
From Here, (Art and Language, Glenn Brown, Alan Charlton, Keith Coventry, Michael Craig-Martin, Ian Davenport, Peter Davis, Mark Francis, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Callum Innes, Zebedee Jones, Julian Lethbridge, Simon Like, Jason Martin, Fiona Rae and Bridget Riley), Waddington Galleries and Karsten Schubert, London, UK
1994
Drawing the Line, (curated by Michael Craig-Martin), Southampton City Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Gallery; Ferrens Art Gallery, Hull; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
1994
Bridget Riley: Six paintings 1963-1993 from the collection, Tate Gallery, Room 28, London, UK (solo)
1994
Three New Paintings, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (solo)
1994
Bridget Riley: Works on Paper 1963-1993, Karsten Schubert at ART94 (solo)
1993
Bridget Riley: Colour Studies, Karsten Schubert Ltd. London, UK (solo)
1993
Summer Group Show: Gallery Artists, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
1993
British Abstract Art Part 1: Painting, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK
1993
A Group Show: Keith Coventry, Peter Davis, Anya Gallaccio, Zebedee Jones, Bridget Riley and Alison Wilding, Karsten Schubert, London, UK
1993
Karsten Schubert at Aurel Scheibler: Keith Coventry, Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Bridget Riley, Rachel Whiteread, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
1993
The Sixties Art Scene in London, (curated by David Mellor), Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
1992
Ready Steady Go. Paintings of the Sixties from the Arts Council Collection, the South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London, and touring UK
1992
Bridget Riley: Paintings, Galerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
1992
Bridget Riley: Works on Paper, 1982-1992, Karsten Schubert Ltd. London, UK (solo)
1991
Bridget Riley: Paintings 1982-1992, Kunsthalle, Nürnberg; Quadrat Bottrop, Germany; Josef Albers Museum; Hayward Gallery, London; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (solo)
1990
Bridget Riley, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1990
Bridget Riley, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1990
Künstlerinnen des 20 Jahrhunderts, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
1990
Glasgow’s Great British Art Exhibition, Mclennan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland
1989
Bridget Riley, Works on Paper, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1989
Bridget Riley, Galerie und Edition Schegl, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1989
The Presence of Painting, Aspects of British Abstraction 1957-88, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield and touring UK
1989
The Experience of Painting, Eight Modern Artists, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne and touring UK
1988–1989
Viewpoints: Postwar Painting and Sculpture from the Guggenheim Museum Collection and major loans, USA Tour
1987
Bridget Riley, Galerie Konstructiv Tendens, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
1987
Bridget Riley, Galerie und Edition Schegl, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1987
Bridget Riley: New Works, Mayor Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1987
British Art in the 20th Century, Royal Academy; Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
1986
XLII Esposizione International d’Arte La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
1985
Hayward Annual, 25 Years: Three Decades of Contemporary Art: The Sixties, The Seventies and the Eighties, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1980–1985
Working with Colour, Arts Council of Great Britain exhibition: D.L.I Museum and Arts Centre, Durham and UK tour (solo)
1984
A Different Climate, Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany
1983
Britain Salutes New York, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
1983
Gouaches, Juda Rowan Gallery, London or the Royal Liverpool Hospital, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK (solo)
1983
Bridget Riley Paintings and Drawings 1981-83, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1982
Aspects of British Art Today, British Council Exhibition touring Japan: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; Tochigi Prefectural Museum; National Muesum of Modern Art, Osaka; Fukuoka Art museum; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
1980–1982
Bridget Riley Silkscreen Prints 1965-78, Arts Council of Great Britain touring Exhibition (solo)
1981
Recent Paintings and Gouaches, Rowan Gallery and Warwick Arts Trust, London, UK (solo)
1979
Bridget Riley, Works 1959-78, British Council retrospective exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA; Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Texas, USA; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, USA; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1979
Bridget Riley Drawings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Australia; Bouython Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (solo)
1979
Colour 1950-78, D.L.I Museum and Arts Centre, Durham, UK
1979
Sonia Delaunay, Viera da Silva, Bridget Riley, Galerie Beyeler, Basel Art fair, Basel, Switzerland
1978
The Mechanised Image, Arts Council Exhibition, City Museum and Art Gallery, Portsmouth, UK and touring
1978
Bridget Riley, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1977–1978
Recent British Art, British Council Exhibition, touring Yugoslavia, Greece, Austria, Poland Sweden, Norway and Finland
1977
Bridget Riley, Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1977
British Artists of the 60’s, Tate Gallery London
1977
Biennale de Paris, une anthologie: 1959-1967, Paris, France
1977
Less is More, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA
1977
Documenta VI, Kassel, Germany
1976
Contemporary British Art, Galleries of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA
1976
Arte Inglese Oggi, Palazzo Real, Milan, Italy
1976
Art as thought process, XI Biennale International d’Art. Palais de l’Europe, Menton, France
1976
Bridget Riley, Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1976
Bridget Riley, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
1975
Bridget Riley, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
1975
Bridget Riley, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1975
Contemporary British Drawings, XII Bienale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1975
British Exhibition, Art 6 ’75’, Basel, Schweizer Mustermesse, Basel, Switzerland
1974
British Painting ‘74’, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1973
Arts Council of GB Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings 1961-73, touring UK (solo)
1973
La peinture anglaise aujourd’hui’, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
1972
Colour, D.L.I. Museum and Arts Centre, Durham, UK
1972
Städtische Galerie, Göttingen, Germany
1972
Drawings, Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1971
Drawings, Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1971
ROSC, Dublin, Ireland
1970
Retrospective Exhibition Tour: Kunstverein Hannover; Kunsthalle Berne, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; Museo Civico, Turin, Italy; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; National Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia (solo)
1969
Bridget Riley, Rowan Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1969
Black White, Smithsonian Institution touring exhibition
1969
Marks on Canvas, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany; Museum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Vienna, Austria
1969
Contemporary Art: Dialogue Between East and West, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1968
British Pavilion 34th Venice Biennale (with Phillip King) and tour to Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum; Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1968
Bridget Riley, Richard Feigen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1968
The New Generation, Interim Exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1968
Britische Kunst Heute, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
1968
European Painters of Today, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France and touring USA
1968
20th Century Art, Fondation Maeght, France
1968
British Artists: 6 Painters, 6 Sculptors, Museum of Modern Art, New York and touring USA
1968
New British Painting and Sculpture, organized by Whitechapel Gallery, touring USA and Canada
1968
Junge Generation Großbritannien, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1968
Documenta IV, Kassel, Germany
1967
Bridget Riley, Richard Feigen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1967
Drawing Towards Painting 2, Arts Council, London and touring UK
1967
British Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York and touring USA
1967
Pittsburgh International, Carnegie Institute, USA
1967
Acquisitions of the Sixties, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1967
Recent British Painting, Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, New York, USA
1967
Jeunes Peintres Anglais, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1966–1967
Bridget Riley, Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York and USA tour (solo)
1966
Drawings, Richard Feigen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1966
Group exhibition, Galerie Aujord’hui, Brussels, Belgium
1966
London Under Forty, Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy
1966
Multiplicity, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
1965
London: The New Scene, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA
1965
Bridget Riley, Richard Feigen Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1965
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York and USA tour
1965
4th Biennale des Jeunes, Paris, France
1965
John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, UK
1965
Tel Aviv Museum, Isreal
1964
The New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1964
Nouvelle Tendance, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1964
Profile 3, Englische Kunst der Gegenwart, Bochum, Germany
1964
Six Young Artists, British Arts Council touring exhibition
1964
Painting and Sculpture of a Decade, 1954-64, Tate Gallery, London, UK (Gulbenkian Foundation)
1964
Contemporary British Painting and Sculpture, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
1964
Pittsburgh International, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, USA
1964
Young Artists Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
1963
Critics Choice, Tooth Gallery, London, UK
1963
Gallery One, London, UK (solo)
1962
Gallery One, London, UK (solo)
1962
Towards Art, Arts Council Touring Exhibition
1955
Young Contemporaries, London, UK

Literature

2008
Bridget Riley: Circles Colour Structure; Studies 1970/71, (cat.) Riding House / Karsten Schubert, London
2008
Bridget Riley: A Retrospective, Musee D'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Ridinghouse, London
2006
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, (cat.), Timothy Taylor Gallery/ Karsten Schubert, London, UK
2004
Embodied Visions: Bridget Riley, Op Art and the Sixties, Thames and Hudson
2004
Bridget Riley: Paintings and drawings 1961 - 2004, Ridinghouse, London
2003
Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art (reissue) Thames and Hudson
2003
Bridget Riley Tate Retrospective catalogue
2002
Bridget Riley – Complete Prints, to coincide with Hayward Gallery touring exhibition
2002
Bridget Riley – New Work (cat.), Kiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
2001
Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA
2000
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches (cat.), Waddington Galleries/ Karsten Schubert, London, UK
2000
Bridget Riley: Paintings 1982-2000 and Early Works on Paper, Pace Wildenstein, New York, USA
1999
Kudielka, Robert, ed., The Eyes Mind: Bridget Riley: Collected Writings 1965-1999, published by Thames and Hudson, Serpentine Gallery and De Montfort University
1999
Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 60s and 70s (cat.), Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1999
Bridget Riley: Selected Paintings 1961-1999, Kunstverein für die Rheinelande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (cat.), Hatje Cantz Publishers, Germany
1998
Bridget Riley: Works 1961- 1998 (cat.), Abbot Hall Gallery and Museum, Kendel, Cumbria, UK
1995
From Here (cat.)
1995
MacGregor, Neil, E.H. Gombrich, Michael Craig- Martin, Andrew Graham Dixon and Bryan Robertson, Bridget Riley: Dialogues On Art
1995
Recent Works: Paintings and Gouaches 1981-1995, Spacex (cat.)
1995
Recent Works: Paintings and Gouaches, Waddington Galleries/ Karsten Schubert, London UK