Bridget riley: biography - Robert Sandelson
Bridget Riley Tate
Riley was born at Norwood, London, the daughter of a businessman. Her childhood was spent in Cornwall and. Lincolnshire. She studied at Goldsmiths' College from 1949 to 1952, and at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955. Group shows include Young Contemporaries, London, 1955; Diversion, South London Art. Gallery 1958; an Arts Council Touring Exhibition, 1962; Tooth's Critics Choice Exhibition, selected by Edward Lucie-Smith, 1963; John Moores' Exhibition, Liverpool, 1963; The New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery 1964; Movement, Hanover Gallery, London, 1964; Painting and of a Decade, Tate Gallery, 1964; and Op Art, touring Ireland. These so-called ' pieces, such as. Fall, 1963 (Tate Gallery T00616 produce a disorienting physical effect on the eye. Riley taught children for two years before joining the Loughborough School of Art, where she initiated a basic design course in 1959. In 1964 she was awarded a Peter Stuyvesant Foundation. Travel bursary to the USA. In 1968 she won an International Painting Prize at the Venice Biennale. Her first solo exhibition was held at Gallery One in 1962 with a second solo show the following year.
She began figure subjects in a semi- manner, then changed to around 1958, mainly producing. In 1960 she evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic potentialities of optical phenomena.
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Further reading: Robert Kudielka (ed. Bridget Riley: Dialogues on Art, introduction by Richard Shone, London 1995. Terry Riggs February 1998).
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