Proposition (Set of Four)

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 2021
66 × 192 in 167.64 × 487.68 cm
67.25 × 197 in 170.82 × 500.38 cm

About Proposition (Set of Four)

Milly Ristvedt is making a bold proposition in this dramatic series of four large paintings designed to be displayed together. Each of the four canvases (66 x 48 inches) offers a stunning visual dialogue in blocks of colour—reds, purples, orange, greens, blues, black and white for contrast. Ristvedt is known as a master colourist who uses colour to express thought and emotion. Art Critic Barry Lord (Art in America) declared that Ristvedt’s paintings were ‘more insistent than Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari.’

“They are meant to be ‘read’ together in the same viewing space. The conversations between them are intense.” 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.