Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction

Yale Center for British Art

This digital publication accompanies the exhibition Bridget Riley: Perceptual Abstraction, on view at the Yale Center for British Art from March 3 through July 24, 2022. The works on display comprise the largest survey of Riley’s work in the United States in twenty years.

Both the exhibition and publication explore Bridget Riley’s long and prolific career — her early, energetic black-and-white work, her experimentation with gray, and her signature innovations with color and arresting patterns. The British artist’s influential presence in the United States began in 1965 with the inclusion of her works in the Museum of Modern Art’s pivotal exhibition The Responsive Eye, and it continues to this day.