Bridget Riley

(British, born 1931)

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Bridget Riley

Sideways, 2010



Born in London, England
1963 AICA Critics Prize
1964 Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Travel Bursary to USA
1969 The International Prize for Painting, XXXIV Venice Biennale
1972 Ohara Museum Prize, 8th International Print Biennale, Tokyo
1974 Awarded CBE
1976 Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Manchester
1979 Gold Medal at Grafikk-Biennale, Frerickstad, Norway
1963 Prize of the John Moores’ Exhibition, Liverpool
1981-88 Trustee of the National Gallery, London


Die Streifenbilder / The Stripe Paintings 1961–2012, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
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, England
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, England
Vibrations, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
12th Rubens Prize Awarded by the City of Siegen, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany (solo)
Works 1960-1966, Karsten Schubert, London, England (solo)
Ghost in the Machine, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Die Kunst der Entschleunigung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
New Departures: Painting and Real Space, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Aspects of Modern British Art 2012, Austin/Desmond Finde Arts, London, England
Print Masters, Quest Gallery, Bath, England
Modern British Art, A Gallery Selection, Austin/Desmond Fine Arts, London, England
circa 1963, Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Cambridge, England
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, England
The Space Between, Karsten Schubert, London, England
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
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work 1983-2010, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Paintings and Studies 1979-1981 & 2011, Karsten Schubert, London, England (solo)
Colour, Stripes, Planes and Curves, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England (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, England
20/21 at Ceri Hand Gallery, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, England
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, England
Colorscope: Abstract Painting, 1960-1979, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Related Work, National Gallery, London, England
Bridget Riley Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
Flashback: Bridget Riley, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Southhampton Art Gallery, Southhampton, England (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 Korea
Summer Show, Andipa Gallery, London, England
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
Colour Structure: Studies 1970/71, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Timothy Taylor Gallery/Karsten Schubert, London, England (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, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA
Pattern Recognition, City Gallery, Leicester, England
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Shaping Reality: Geometric Abstraction after 1960, 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, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Enacting Abstraction, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Bridget Riley: Circles Colour Structure; Studies 1970/71, Karsten Schubert, London, England (solo)
rep’e.t’tion, Sorcha Dallas Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Bridget Riley: Retrospective, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
Bridget Riley: Two Paintings, 1988 & 1986, Karsten Schubert, London, England (solo)
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, Columbus, USA
Op Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
The Neo-Impressionism, the Blossom of Modernity, Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid, Spain
Super Vision, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
The Expanded Eye, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Bridget Riley: Prints 1962-2005, Exeter University, Exeter, England (solo)
Bridget Riley: Works on Paper in the Artists’ House, New Art Centre, Salisbury, England (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, Bloomfield Hills, USA (solo)
Bridget Riley, British Council touring exhibition, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland (solo)
Bridget Riley: Complete Prints, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia (solo)
Bridget Riley: New Work, PaceWildenstein, New York, USA (solo)
Bridget Riley, Galerie Aurel Schiebler, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Bridget Riley: Works from the Sixties, Karsten Schubert, London, England (solo)
Art and the Sixties, Tate Britain, London, England


Bridget Riley: Circles Colour Structure; Studies 1970/71, (cat.) Riding House / Karsten Schubert, London
Bridget Riley: A Retrospective, Musee D'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Ridinghouse, London
Bridget Riley: New Paintings and Gouaches, (cat.), Timothy Taylor Gallery/ Karsten Schubert, London, UK
Embodied Visions: Bridget Riley, Op Art and the Sixties, Thames and Hudson
Bridget Riley: Paintings and drawings 1961 - 2004, Ridinghouse, London
Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art (reissue) Thames and Hudson
Bridget Riley Tate Retrospective catalogue
Bridget Riley – Complete Prints, to coincide with Hayward Gallery touring exhibition
Bridget Riley – New Work (cat.), Kiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA