“Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio” opens at our partner institution, the Morgan Library & Museum
Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio, at our partner institution, the Morgan Library & Museum, is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to her drawings in over fifty years. It provides an intimate view of Riley’s studio practice, in which the making of works on paper plays a central role. The exhibition includes 75 studies from the artist’s collection, created between the 1940s and the 2000s. They include early figurative and landscape drawings made during her student years; black-and-white studies for Riley’s best-known paintings from the 1960s; and a diverse array of color studies, which have occupied her attention since the 1970s.
The exhibit, on view until October 8, was co-organized by the Morgan, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Hammer Museum, where it has already appeared.
Image: Bridget Riley, Final Study for “Halcyon” [Repaint], 1971, pencil and gouache on paper, Collection of the artist. © Bridget Riley 2023. All rights reserved.