The power of pure colour and minimal form on raw canvas. This is Milly Ristvedt.
Three rows of gently curved horizontal bands of colour—golden yellow, hot pink and green create a striking composition. A master colourist, Ristvedt’s career as a modernist has been spent in the investigation of colour as a potent language. One in a series.
“My paintings are, and always have been, attempts not only to focus awareness of colour, but to put colour to use in making cohesive statements that go beyond the visual.” Milly Ristvedt
Born in British Columbia, Ristvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) and had her first solo exhibit at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto.
In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows.
Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.