Courtney Martin ’09 PhD and Director YCBA curates Bridget Riley for YCBA

The Yale Center for British Art Director Courtney Martin ’09 PhD organized the first American museum survey in more than 20 years of Bridget Riley, an artist who has been celebrated in Britain as a national treasure.  The exhibition, Bridget Riley: Perpetual Abstraction, is on display at the YCBA until July 24, 2022.

Britain’s pre-eminent abstract painter looks anew at her career, from her black-and-white 1960s Op Art to her contemporary explorations with color. Martin organized and invited Riley to select all of the work in the exhibition, encouraged the artist to reassess her career from its beginning and create a new context for her early work.

Read more about the exhibition at this New York Times article.