The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to present Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio on view from June 23 to October 8, 2023. British artist Bridget Riley (b. 1931) is one of the most celebrated abstract painters of her generation. This exhibition—the first dedicated exclusively to her drawings in over fifty years—provides an intimate view of Riley's studio practice, in which the making of works on paper plays a central role. The exhibition features more than 75 studies created between the 1940s and the 2000s from the artist's collection that have been meticulously kept and cared for as part of a personal and artistic archive. They include early figurative and landscape drawings made during her student years; black-and-white studies for Riley's best-known paintings from the 1960s, when she became closely associated with the Op art movement; and a diverse array of color compositions, which have occupied her attention since the late 1960s. Together they Bridget Riley with black-and-white studies pinned up behind her in her Warwick Road Studio, London, early 1960s. Photograph by Jorge Lewinski. demonstrate Riley's unceasing commitment to paper, pencil, ink, and gouache, as tools of exploration and innovation.