Born in London in 1931, Bridget Riley attended Goldsmith's College, as well as the the Royal College of Art in London. She was awarded the International Prize for Painting, XXXIV Venice Biennale. She is a Honorary Doctor of the University of Oxford as well as the University of Cambridge, Leicester. She currently spends her time in London, Cornwall, and France.
One of the pioneers of Op Art, British artist Bridget Riley's work has achieved renewed importance and has had a major influence on the younger coterie of British painters. Riley's work is based on repetition of form and color plays on energy, heat, and light, creating rhythmic optical effects. She was awarded the prestigious premio at the Venice Biennale.