Lyrical and expressive in both colour and form, this compelling abstract work is by Milly Ristvedt. The Canadian artist is known for her masterful use of colour. The palette of this contemporary piece is dominated by swatches of fresh, soft pink set against earth tones in brown and gray, indigo blue highlighted by white and touches of red. It is a 'zinger!'
“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. Ristvedt's work can be found in major public collections throughout North America including the National Gallery of Canada.
She is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.