BRIDGET RILEY

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio (solo show)
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
4 February – 28 May 2023

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Installation view: Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio , Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2023, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved
Installation view: Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio , Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2023, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved

Previously at the Art Institute of Chicago, Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio will be on view at the Hammer Museum in LA from 4 February 2023. The first and most extensive institutional presentation dedicated exclusively to Riley’s drawings in over half a century, the exhibition presents approximately ninety works on paper and covers the entirety of the artist’s career, spanning her student days in the late 1940s, her groundbreaking black-and-white optical works of the early 1960s, and the innovative colour studies she has undertaken from the late 1960s to the present day. This marks the first major exhibition of her work at a West Coast museum.

Installation view: Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio , Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2023, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved
Installation view: Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio , Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2023, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved

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Circles and Discs (1961–2023) (solo show)
Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, Rheinsberg
27 April – 14 July 2024

Installation view: Circles and Discs (1961–2023), Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, Rheinsberg, 2024, photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen
Installation view: Circles and Discs (1961–2023), Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, Rheinsberg, 2024, photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen

For the first time, the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum will present a large number of studio drawings by Bridget Riley, spanning sixty years of the artist’s career. Largely exploring the potential of circular forms, the exhibition features preliminary studies for paintings and large-format wall works, such as Composition with Circles 5, 2005, first installed at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, over twenty years ago.

Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum

Installation view: Circles and Discs (1961–2023), Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, Rheinsberg, 2024, photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen
Installation view: Circles and Discs (1961–2023), Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, Rheinsberg, 2024, photo: Jörg von Bruchhausen

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Verve, 2023 (installation)
British School at Rome
Unveiled 4 May 2023

Image: Mark Getty and Bridget Riley in the foyer of the British School at Rome, courtesy of the British School at Rome, photo: Antonio Masiello / Getty Images
Image: Mark Getty and Bridget Riley in the foyer of the British School at Rome, courtesy of the British School at Rome, photo: Antonio Masiello / Getty Images

Bridget Riley’s first ceiling painting, Verve, 2023, was unveiled on 4 May 2023 at the British School at Rome. Covering four barrel vaults of the ceiling in the artist’s ‘Egyptian palette’, the large-scale work appears in the foyer of the BSR. Since 2016, Riley has endowed the Bridget Riley Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for a young painter to spend six months developing their work at the school. 

British School at Rome

Image: Mark Getty and Bridget Riley in the foyer of the British School at Rome, courtesy of the British School at Rome, photo: Antonio Masiello / Getty Images
Image: Mark Getty and Bridget Riley in the foyer of the British School at Rome, courtesy of the British School at Rome, photo: Antonio Masiello / Getty Images

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Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio (publication)
Published by Modern Art Press
Edited by Jay A. Clarke, Rachel Federman and Cynthia Burlingham
Contributions by Thomas Crow

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved
Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved

Published on the occasion of Bridget Riley’s solo exhibition at the Art Institute Chicago, Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist Studio explores the importance of Riley’s works on paper as means of visual experimentation and works of art in their own right, illustrating the story of a career underpinned by drawing. 

The illustrated catalogue, by Modern Art Press, is available to preorder and will be published on 11 October 2022.

The Art Institute Chicago

Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved
Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist's Studio, © Bridget Riley 2022, all rights reserved

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Working Drawings (publication)

Thames & Hudson has published Bridget Riley: Working Drawings, the first-ever book dedicated to the celebrated British artist’s working drawings. This volume richly illustrates the thinking that goes into Riley’s work through a selection of over 150 drawings, colour analyses, notations, scale studies and cartoons, most of which were exhibited at the artist’s recent seminal retrospective exhibitions in Edinburg and London from 2019 to 2020 organized by the National Galleries of Scotland. The selection spans most of Riley’s working life, tracing the origins and evolving nature of her remarkable body of work. Riley’s beginnings are also documented through selected childhood drawings, work made during and immediately following her studies at Goldsmiths’ College and the Royal College of Art, and her early explorations into abstraction.

The artist’s working method is brought into high relief in a newly commissioned conversation with Riley and Sir John Leighton, Director of the National Galleries of Scotland. The text explores the cardinal moments in the artist’s practice and the impulses that bring her work into existence. The volume also includes four previously published texts dedicated to Riley’s studies and practice written by the artist herself, art historians, curators and museum directors, which shed further light on the enduring role of drawing and the process of exploration central to her work.

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Intervals 1, 2019
recently acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland

Installation view: Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September – October 2020, photo: def image © Bridget Riley 2020, all rights reserved
Installation view: Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September – October 2020, photo: def image © Bridget Riley 2020, all rights reserved

We are pleased to announce that Bridget Riley's Intervals 1, 2019, is now part of the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. 

National Gallery of Ireland
 

Installation view: Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September – October 2020, photo: def image © Bridget Riley 2020, all rights reserved
Installation view: Bridget Riley, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, September – October 2020, photo: def image © Bridget Riley 2020, all rights reserved