Lorna Ritz

Artists Statement

BFA Pratt Institute,MFA CranbrookAcademyArt. Teaching: R.I. School Design, Brown U, U. Minnesota, Dartmouth College, Vermont Studio Center 1991-2013. American U, (D.C.). in Umbria, Italy, Instituto de Belles Artes, (Medellin, Colombia); Humboldt State U. (CA); NY Studio School, Institute for American Universities (France); Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Traveled through the USIA: Malta, Honduras. Exhibitions:Art-in-Embassies Program, D.C., Divinity Center @ Yale U, Bowery Gallery, NYC, Contemporary Art Museum”@ U MASS., Hood Museum @Dartmouth College, Fine Arts Center, Provincetown, MA. Painting Center, NYC, Provincetown Art Assc Museum, HopperHouse Museum, Nyack, NY., State Office@ the Capital, Boston, French Cultural Center, Boston, Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, NH. Collections: Johnson and Johnson, Brunswick, NJ., Cedars-Sinai, (Los Angeles), Audax, Mead Art Museum @ Amherst College,  etc. Awards: Pollock-Krasner3Awards, Kittredge Fund Grant, Harvard U., cultural ambassador,’ (through the International Residency Program ‘at the Augusta Savage Gallery at U.Mass), to exchange ideas with artists in the Townships, South Africa, teaching painting at the Jail through the Puffin Foundation, George Sugarman Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Artists Resource Trust, Artists’ Fellowship, NYC, Haven Foundation, ME, Foundation Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, NYC. 5-College Inc.Associate Member, Amherst, MA.