Work in progress (part of the Mercator series) by Stephen Riley

January 2010:The Bridget Riley Connection

Is Stephen Riley related to Bridget Riley??
I’ve been asked a few times lately if I’m related to the artist Bridget Riley. Some people have even seen likenesses in the work. I'd be flattered, but I see little to connect the work.

As for being related to Bridget Riley: yes and no. To Bridget Riley the artist: no, not at all, unless someone knows otherwise.

As for being related to Bridget Riley per se: yes I am. My great-grandmother on my father’s side was Bridget Riley.