Lorna Ritz | Resume

Lorna Ritz

Amherst, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Master of Fine Arts; 1971 Double major: Painting and Sculpture

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York; BFA; 1969; Major: Painting, Minor: Sculpture

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine: Painting, 1968

The Art Students League, New York; Painting, 1966

Boston Museum School of Fine Art, summer diploma program, 1965

EXPERIENCE

Five College Associate, 2012-2014    Amherst, Massachusetts

2004-14 Senior Lecturer, Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts

2013  (since 1991) “Resident Guest Critic” Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2012 & 2004 “Visiting Artist:” taught a ‘Drawing Marathon,’ @ The New York Studio School

2012 Taught a Painting Workshop at AVA Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire

2008 and 2000 “Academic Consultant”, Taught painting at “Summer Institute for the Gifted,” on the campus of Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

2001 “Visiting Artist” @ American University, (Washington, D.C.); Studio Art Program, Umbria, Italy

1992 & 1994 & 1996 Resident Critic for seniors and 1995 & 1996 Adjunct Painting Faculty, Rhode Island School of Design

1990 U.S. Information Agency, Massachusetts Partners of the Americas, Grant Award to teach, lecture and exhibit at Instituto de Belles Artes, Medellin, Colombia

1987-95 Taught at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, part-time

1985-6 Traveled to Malta through the U.S. Information Agency lecturing program

1983 Traveled to Honduras; lectured and taught at the University

1978-9 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

1978 Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University, Rhode Island

1976-7 Assistant Professor of Painting, University of Minnesota

1975 Visiting Staff Member, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

1973-5 Painting Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design

1972-3 Two-dimensional design instructor, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

1972 Painting Monitorship, James Gahagan School of Fine Arts, East Calais, Vermont

1971 Sculpture Instructor, part-time, Art Institute of Boston

1970 Cosanti Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona, worked under Paolo Soleri, architect; participated in his Cosanti Silt Pile #10 in the desert at the construction site

LECTURES

2013, 2007 and 2009 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2003 Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, Massachusetts

2002 Huntington House Museum, Windsor, CT.

1998 Keene State College, New Hampshire

1998 Nantucket Island School of Art & Design, Massachusetts

1996 Trinity College, Connecticut

1991 American University, Washington, D.C.

1989 Humboldt State University, Arcata, California

1988 & 1994 Lectured at Smith College

1987 University of Delaware

1986 Brown University

1986 “LACOSTE,” French school of Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence

1986 Vermont College, Art Center, through the Art Resources Association

1985 Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont

1985 Bard College, New York

1983 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

1982 & 1984 Dartmouth College

1976 Rhode Island School of Design

RESIDENCIES

Community Residency, Dune Shacks, Provincetown, Massachusetts 2013

Arts International Residency , (through the Augusta Savage Gallery at U.Mass), to culturally exchange ideas with artists in South Africa 2007

Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico 2006

Arcadia National Park, “Artist-in-Residence”; Maine 2000

Fundacíon Valparaíso, Spain; painting residency, 1999

Vermont Council on the Arts, “Artist-in-Residence” Grant Award, 1981-83

Fellowship to Ossabaw Island Project, Georgia, 1978

Artist-in-Residence Grant to the Roswell Museum Art Center, New Mexico, 1975

Fellowship to MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, 1972 & 1976

AWARDS

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York City, 2013

Artists’ Fellowship, New York City 2013 + 2011 + 2008

The Artist’s Resource Trust,  Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 2012

The Haven Foundation, Maine 2011 + 2008

George Sugarman Foundation Grant Award, 2007

Puffin Foundation, New Jersey 2007

Kittredge Fund Grant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2000

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award, New York City, 1990 & 1997 & 2004

Amherst Arts Council Grant Award to teach and lecture, 1990

Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant Award, New York City, 1988

Artists Space, New York City, 1987

Massachusetts Cultural Alliance Award, 1985

Ludwig Vogelstein Grant Award, New York City, 1984

Salmagundi Artists’ Fellowships, New York City, 1983 & 1988

U.S. Information Agency Grant Award, Vermont, Partners of the Americas, to paint, exhibit, travel, lecture, and teach at the University; Honduras, 6 weeks, 1983

Blanche E. Colman Grant Award, Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Bank, Boston, 1981-2

Partial Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1968

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 The Aidron Duckworth Museum, Meriden, New Hampshire

2014 The French Cultural Center, Boston, Massachusetts

2013 Gallery at The State House, Boston, Senator Rosenberg’s Office

2012 Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2011 The Trailside Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

2011 Jones Library Art Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

2009 “Visiting Artists Program,” Town Hall, Amherst, MA.

2008 Firehouse Gallery, Newburyport, Massachusetts

2008 OSI Pharmaceutical Corporation Gallery, Long Island

2007 + 2004 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

2007 Gallery Anthony Curtis, Boston, Massachusetts

2006 The Creative Center Gallery, (Chelsea), NYC

2004 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts.

2003 Holyoke Community College’s Tabor Art Gallery, Holyoke, Massachusetts

2003 Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, Massachusetts

2002 Huntington House Art Museum, Windsor, Connecticut

1998 Redfern Art Center & Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, N.H.

1998 Doll-Andstadt Gallery, Burlington, Vermont

1998 University Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts

1995 Gallery BAI, New York City

1991 Harriet Tubman House, Boston

1990 NACUL Architectural Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

1990 Nicole C. Gallery, Boston

1987 Hampshire College, Johnson Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts

1987+1998:”Wet” Gallery, Boston

1986 Pooke Museum, Natick, Massachusetts

1986 Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

1985 Bard College, New York State

1984+1997 AVA Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire

1984 Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1983 National Arts Museum, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

1982 Millhouse Bundy Performing and Fine Arts center, Waitsfield, Vermont

1982 Blue Mountain Gallery, (Soho), New York City

1981 Claremont Opera House, Claremont, New Hampshire

1980 Little Center Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

1978 List Art Museum, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

1977 Northrop Memorial Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1976 Berkeley Divinity Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1976 Connecticut College, New London, CT

1975 Roswell Museum Art Center, New Mexico

1975 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014, 2013 and 2011  Fenimore Gallery, Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady, New York

2014 Pico House Gallery, El Pueblo Historical Monument, Los Angeles, California

2014 MIT Office of Sponsored Programs Cambridge, Massachusetts

2013 Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, Connecticut

2013 Simeon Strong House Historical Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts

2013 Zeitgeist Gallery, Beverly, Massachusetts

2013 “This Just In! Additions to the Collections from Pompeii to Today,” Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA.

2013 Gallery 37, Milford, Delaware

2013 Tampa Museum of Art, Florida

2013 Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

2013 Hutson Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

2013 Sunne Savage Gallery/McGladrey Art Gallery, Charlestown, Massachusetts

2013 The Edward Hopper House Art Museum, Nyack, New York

Inclusion 2013 for the movie set “Dead Man Down,’ Director Niels Arden,
starring Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Noomi Rapace

2012 Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts

2012 Village Gallery, Montgomery Alabama

2012 and 2004 The Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

2011-12 Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, Connecticut

2011 Elizabeth Moss Fine Art Gallery, Falmouth, Maine

2011 Galatea Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

2011 The Painting Center, New York, N.Y.

2011 Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA., curated by Theodore Stebbins, Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Museum

2010 Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2010 William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2010 American Ambassador’s Residence, Caracas, Venezuela; (through the Art in Embassies Program, D.C).

2010 Alan Klotz Gallery, Chelsea, New York, N.Y.

2009 Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.

2009 Julian Scott Memorial Gallery of Johnson State College, VT.

2009 Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Peabody, MA

2008 State House, Boston, MA

2008 Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, CT

2007 Faculty Exhibition, Western New England College

2007 City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT (first prize)

2007 Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady, New York, NY

2007 Midlantic Gallery Arts Consortium, “Paintings About Jazz,” Perkasie, PA

2007 Roswell Museum Arts Center, New Mexico

2007 Roswell Museum Art Center, Roswell, NM

2007 Midlantic Gallery Arts Consortium, “Paintings about Jazz,” Perkasie, PA

2007 Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

2006 Capelli d”Angeli Foundation, Canton, CT

2006 Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY

2005 Watkins Gallery, Lenox, MA

2004 NURTURE Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Wood Gallery & Art Center, Montpelier, VT

2003 Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003 “Invitational Exhibition,” Battelle Harding Gallery, Greenfield, MA

2003 The Art Center School and Galleries, Mechanicsburg, PA

2003 Prudential Securities, The Chrysler Building, New York, NY

2003 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2003 “Invitational: Abstraction Exhibition” The Painting Center, (Soho), NYC, NY

2003 Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

2002 The Ralls Collection, Washington DC 2002

2002 Premiere Etage Gallery, Newport, RI

2002 Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, (Durham)

2001 Terri Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA

2001 Smith College Museum of Art, “Art on the Fence,” Northampton, MA

2001 Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

2001 Fine Art House, Derry, NH

2001 Stanley and Vivian Reed Marine Art Show @ Stamford Art Association, CT

2001“Visual Expressions on Jazz,” Savacou Gallery, Chelsea, and @ Hamilton Landmark Galleries, New York City

2001 “Small Things Considered,” Exhibition, NAWA, @ Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York City

2000 New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

1999-2000 Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA

1999 Colored Pencil Society of America, 7th International Exhibition, . Seattle Washington

1999 Maryland Federation of the Arts, “National Juried Biennial” curated by Samuel Hoi, Dean, Corcoron, Gallery of Art, Annapolis, MD

1999 Gallery MPG, Newbury St. Boston

1998 non-objective Painting: Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

1998 National Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, curated by Rachel Lafo, Bridget Moore and Will Barnet, Portland, Maine

1998 Marlen Gallery, New York City

1997 Eliza Sweet Gallery, Waldoboro, Maine

1997 University of Hawaii at Hilo

1997 La Mama La Galleria, New York City

1996 & 2000 “National Juried Exhibition” Bristol Art Museum, RI

1995 Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston

1994 John McEnroe Gallery, New York City

1994 Hillyer Gallery, Smith College, Massachusetts

1994 Ashuah Irving Gallery, Boston

1994 Milton Art Museum, Massachusetts

1994 Berkshire Artisans, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

1994 Virginia Lynch Gallery, Rhode Island

1994 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York City

1994 “National Competition,” Bowery Gallery, & 1995, “Invitational Exhibition,” New York

1993 55 Mercer Gallery, New York City

1993 PSA New York City Headquarters

1993 Hoho Canal Gallery, Holyoke, Massachusetts

1992 Hart Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

1992 Gallery 361, Providence, Rhode Island

1991 Lacoste Faculty Exhibition, Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France

1992-3 Sales and Rental Gallery, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts

1992 de Havilland, Boston, Massachusetts, Art Access Program

1992 12 White Gallery, New York City

1989 “NAWA,” Jacob Javits Center, New York City

2007 Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1988 Lopoukhine Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1987 14th Street Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1987 & 1992; 3, 4, & 5 “Faculty Landscape Painters Group,” Northampton Center for the Arts, Massachusetts

1987, 1997 & 2000: Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1980 & 1987 Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island

1985 Moonbrook Gallery, Opera House, Rutland, Vermont

1985 Shippee Gallery, New York City

1985 & 1992 Photocollect Gallery, New York City

1985 Boston Visual Artists Union, Massachusetts

1984-93 “Art in Embassies Program,” Washington, D.C.; paintings located in Guatemala City, Guatemala; Brazaville, the Congo; Banjui, The Gambia; Valetta, Malta; and Praia, Cape Verde

1984 Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham

1982 “Regional Selections,” Hood Museum at Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

1982 Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts

1981 Allan Stone Gallery, New York City

1978 Museum Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1978 Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1974 Museum of Art, Faculty Show, & Woods-Gerry Mansion, Rhode Island School of Design

1973 Visual Studies Workshop, “Little Slanted Gallery,” Rochester, New York

1973 Memorial Art Gallery, Finger Lakes Exhibition, Rochester, New York

1972 & 1987 The Arts & Sciences Center, Nashua, New Hampshire

1972 Summer Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts

1972 Pucker-Safrai Gallery, Boston

1972 Faculty exhibition, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

1971 Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Cedars Sinai Medical Hospital, Los Angeles, California

Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, MA

Childrens’ Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

National Park Service, Acadia National Park Museum, Maine

Veridex, New Jersey

Johnson and Johnson Corp., New Jersey

Bank of Boston

International Bank of New England in Miami. Florida

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, MA

High Voltage Engineering, Shrafts Center, Boston, MA

Biogen Corp., Cambridge, Massachusetts

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico

Hale & Dorr Law Firm, Boston, Massachusetts

Simplex Corp., Westminster, MA

Burnham Institute, La Jolla, California

Western New England University

Shattuck Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Triangle, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere, Massachusetts

Thomson Financial Management, Northampton, Massachusetts

Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts

Natixis Global Asset Management, Boston, Massachusetts

Bay Cove Human Services, Boston, Massachusetts