To Dream, to Collect


Carin Riley

1949 United States

3 Works exhibited

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(b. 1949 in New York, lives and works in New York) Riley works almost exclusively in painting and drawing and her motifs are often based on still lifes . An abstractionist who frequently works on paper, Riley's production has been characterized by elegance, etherealness, fluidity and a beguiling reserve. Her palette is often restricted to a scale of grey, from white, near white to black combined with earth shades, although she has explored colors. While she remains an abstract artist, Riley has experimented with figuration, her newest work sensitively poised between the abstract and the representational are influenced by her passion for the mythology and ancient cultures. Her work was featured in “Out of Line,” a group show at Slag Gallery in Chelsea in 2010 and exhibited in “Unfreedom” at the Smudajescheck Galerie in Ulm, Germany in 2011. She had a solo show at the Weber Fine Art Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut in June, 2013 and a solo, “Adaptive Traits,” at the Smudajescheck Galerie in September-October, 2013. Her work is in several private and public collections including that of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection in Little Rock, Arkansas and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Carin Riley was born in New York City, she attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, in the 1970s and studied painting. Minimalism and Postminimalism were the prevailing styles at the time and her teachers were Robert Ryman, Robert Mangold, Richard Serra, and Brice Marden among others. Richard Artschwager was also a mentor, who notably and presciently merged art and design, affirming what Riley naturally gravitated toward. After SVA, Riley received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1973.


Carin Riley, Linear Figurations, June 22 – July 24, ART 3, Brooklyn NY

Muses and other Complications Weber Fine Art Greenwich CT.

To Fly, To Float Weber Fine Art, Greenwich CT
Carin Riley, Selected Drawings Weber Fine Art, Greenwich CT

Gray and White, Weber Fine Art Gallery, Greenwich CT Adaptive Traits, Smudajeschek Galerie, Ulm Germany

Carin Riley, Selected Drawings Weber Fine Art, Greenwich CT

Carin Riley, Selected Drawings Weber Fine Art, Greenwich CT



Black and White Weber Fine Art Scarsdale NY
Devotion Catinca Tabacaru New York, NY

Watercolors Weber Fine Art Scarsdale NY
Prophetic Diagrams Two Cheymore Gallery Tuxedo, NY
Knarr Lead Artist and Curator Queens College Art Center, NY
Summer Show 2014, Amy Simon Fine Art Westport CT

Prophetic Diagrams, George and Jorgen, London UK
Amulets, Queens College Art Center, Queens NY
Rapunzel, Queens College Art Center, Queens NY
Undercover, Slag Contemporary, Bushwick, NY

Utopia, Queens College Art Center, Queens NY
Unfreedom, Smudajescheck Galerie, Germany

Out Of Line, SLAG gallery

Works by Carin Riley

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93.9 x 127 cm

7900,00 €


127 x 167.6 cm

10600,00 €


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