Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance

September 21, 2000 - June 17, 2001

<p>Bridget Riley. <i>Arrest 2</i>, 1965. <br/>Photo: Bill Jacobson.</p>

Bridget Riley. Arrest 2, 1965.
Photo: Bill Jacobson.


Bridget Riley's seminal paintings from the 1960s are landmark works esteemed by repute but not often seen. This exhibition brings together these historic works with others from the later 1960s and 1970s to chart the early career of this highly influential but too-little-known artist. In addition, Riley has executed a new site-specific wall drawing for Dia's fourth-floor galleries


Artist Biography

Bridget Riley was born in 1931 in London, where she currently lives and works. Educated first at Goldsmiths (1949–52), then at the Royal College of Art in London (1952–55), Riley has exhibited widely since her first solo show in 1962. Among numerous group exhibitions, she was included in the 1968 Venice Biennial (where she won the International Prize for painting) and the Venice Biennial in 1986, Documenta IV (1968) and Documenta VI (1977). After traveling retrospective tours in 1970–71, 1978–80, a major retrospective show of Riley’s work was installed most recently at the Tate Britain, London (2003). Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance, an exhibition of paintings from the 1960s and 1970s, was presented at Dia:Chelsea in 2000.

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