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Milly Ristvedt

1942 Kimberley, BC, Canada

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Milly Ristvedt (b. 1942, Kimberley, BC) began her career in Toronto in 1964 after studies with Takao Tanabe and Roy Kiyooka at the Vancouver School of Art. Ristvedt credits Tanabe with helping her refine her ability to see in first year composition, and Roy Kiyooka as her most important educational influence.  Kiyooka introduced Ristvedt to the paintings of contemporary artists such as Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and Morris Louis who were working in series.  This altered Ristvedt’s approach to production in the early years.  However, while Ristvedt admires the discipline of seriality she prefers to set her parameters after the fact thus allowing exciting and unexpected changes to reveal themselves in the course of painting.

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 painting large canvases, sharing a studio with Jack Bush and showing with the Carmen Lamanna Gallery. That same year, Barry Lord observed in Art in America that Ristvedt’s paintings were “…more insistent than Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari.”

Over her long career, Ristvedt has had over 50 solo exhibitions. An advocate for artist's rights, Ristvedt was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She completed an MA in Art History at Queen's University in 2011.

Ristvedt's 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. 

Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery. 

 

Recent solo exhibitions:

2019    3rd Generation Abstraction:Toronto Painting 1970s-1990s, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2018    Colour Break & the Paradise Paintings, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2017    Time Lapse, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2016    The Breathing Room and Related Works, Modern Fuel Artist Run Center, Kingston, ON
2015    Colour. Grid. Play., Newburgh Clarke Art & Projects, Newburgh Gallery, Newburgh, ON
2013    Re-emerging in Gold, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, ON
2008    State of Being, Galerie d’art d’Outremont, Montreal, QC 
            Galerie Eric Devlin, Montreal, QC
2003    Threads, The Art Company, Toronto, ON
2001    The Logic of Ambiguity, The Ambiguity of Logic, The Open, Kingston, ON
            Points of Departure, Modern Fuel Artist Run Center, Kingston, ON

 

Recent group exhibitions:

2018    Colour Break, Annual Exhibition, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2017    Colour Break, Oeno Gallery, Bloomfield, ON

2016    Echo, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON 
            Summer at Oeno, Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, ON
2010    La Peinture Dans la Peau: La Peau de l’Ours, 15 ans de collection, Maison de la culture    
            Frontenac, Montreal, QC
2009    Paint Squared, Galerie Eric Devlin, Montreal, QC
            Kingston Agnes Etherington Art Centre
2008    Kingston Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Soft Abs
2003    Connected: Contemporary Art in Kingston, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
2001    ECAS Ninth Annual, The Arts Barn, Edmonton, AB
            Triangle Workshop Artists at OCAD, Atrium Gallery, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON

Works by Milly Ristvedt

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2019

60.96 x 91.44 cm

5119,89 €

2019

60.96 x 91.44 cm

5119,89 €

2019

60.96 x 91.44 cm

5119,89 €

2016

35.56 x 35.56 cm

1365,30 €

2019

60.96 x 91.44 cm

5119,89 €

2017

91.44 x 121.92 cm

8447,82 €

2017

91.44 x 121.92 cm

8447,82 €

2017

91.44 x 121.92 cm

8447,82 €

2017

91.44 x 121.92 cm

8447,82 €

2016

91.44 x 91.44 cm

7338,51 €

2016

60.96 x 60.96 cm

5119,89 €

2016

60.96 x 45.72 cm

4437,24 €

2015

60.96 x 60.96 cm

5119,89 €

2015

60.96 x 60.96 cm

5119,89 €

2004

91.44 x 121.92 cm

8447,82 €

1998

106.68 x 76.2 cm

7338,51 €

1996

121.92 x 91.44 cm

8362,49 €

1995

91.44 x 91.44 cm

7338,51 €

1975

121.92 x 121.92 cm

8533,15 €

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