There You Are Milly Ristvedt, RCA

Acrylic on Canvas
72 × 72 inches
182.88 × 182.88 cm

Swipes of crimson, steel blue, moss green and dove grey float in quiet communication on a white washed canvas divided by a stream of canary yellow. This large acrylic canvas by Milly Ristvedt is a poetic narrative of light, space, texture and movement through the application of color. Milly Ristvedt (b. 1942, Kimberley, BC) RCA, began her career in Toronto in 1964 after studies with Takao Tanabe at the Vancouver School of Art. At 24, her work was included in the Centennial Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario and featured at the National Gallery of Canada. She was chosen for prestigious exhibitions in Winnipeg, Paris and Lausanne. By 1969, Ristvedt was sharing a studio with Jack Bush and showing with the Carmen Lamanna Gallery. Over her long career, Ristvedt has had over 50 solo exhibitions. Her abstract, acrylic canvases are held in private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Harvard University. Barry Lord observed in Art in America (1969) that Ristvedt’s paintings were “…more insistent than Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari.” Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.

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