A checkerboard of dynamic colour—this abstract work by master colourist Milly Ristvedt immediately engages the viewer. A classic grid pattern accentuates the interplay of light and dark colours—black, navy, red, aubergine and white highlighted by a sunny yellow.
Art Critic Barry Lord (Art in America) declared that Ristvedt’s abstract paintings were ‘more insistent than Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari.’
“Colour has been central to my explorations in painting from the beginning.” 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. Her work is found in both private and public collections including The National Gallery of Canada.
Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.