Galleri Riis was founded 1972 in Trondheim by the collectors Inger and Andreas L. Riis, and since 1980 operative in Oslo. In 2011 a second space was opened in Stockholm, in the building of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the city center. This expansion consolidated the gallery´s importance on the Scandinavian art scene. 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 also mounted a number of historic exhibitions with contemporary and modern classics ranging from Dieter Roth to Walker Evans. Galleri Riis is owned and directed by Espen Ryvarden and Kristin Elisabeth Bråten.