Grid composed of Prussian blue, teal, midnight green, and ecru. Each rectangle of color is built up in alternately thick and thin layers of paint. The soft edges of each form allows for one color to bleed into the next. Certain rectangles of off-white have been mixed with the cool tones that surround it, producing a shade of glaucous grey.
When she was only 24 Ristvedt's work was included in the Centennial exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The following year her work was featured in the National Gallery, and the year after that, she was selected for prestigious exhibitions in Winnipeg, Paris and Lausanne. She shared a studio for a time with Jack Bush, and was in group exhibitions with many masters of abstraction. Her work is in major public collections - the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee d'art Contemporain (Montreal), Harvard University, to name just a few. Her work has been included in many publications, including Abstract Painting in Canada (Nasgaard, 2014). She lives and paints in Ontario, Canada.
About Milly Ristvedt
Canadian, b. 1947, Kimberley, BC, Canada, based in Ontario, Canada