Galleri Riis was founded 1972 in Trondheim by the collectors Inger and Andreas L. Riis, and since 1980 operative in Oslo. From 2011 to 2017 a second space operated in Stockholm and consolidated the gallery´s importance on the Scandinavian art scene. The gallery now maintains an by appointment office and showroom in Stockholm. The Oslo gallery relocated in August 2016 to a new space in a 1890´s residential building in the city centre. The current exhibition program reflects a by now longstanding exhibition history; a primary focus on important contemporary art from the Nordic countries, and with a selective spotlight on international artists. The gallery has over the years also mounted a number of historic exhibitions with contemporary and modern classics. Galleri Riis is owned and directed by Espen Ryvarden and Kristin Elisabeth Bråten.