Audrey Riley

Audrey Riley is a mixed-media artist living in the United States. She holds A BA in graphic design and fine art and an MA in studio art. Riley has a strong background in the commercial art world; as a former owner of an advertising agency, she draws influence from artists like Edward Ruscha, who explore idea of “a word leaving its body and coming back as a word again.” Because she uses words as pictures to communicate an idea, a lot of her art is deemed both conceptual & abstract — letterforms are abstract in their pure form, but concrete when recognized as symbols that make words. Riley explores this juxtaposition between the visual and the verbal in her current body of work.