Curriculum Vitae

Education
MFA     University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
BFA      Photography and Art History, Distinction and Departmental Honors,
             Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.
   
Solo and two-person Exhibitions
2017        
Liminal Umbra, Cogar Gallery, Herkimer Community College, Herkimer, N.Y.

2016       
Rita Lombardi: On Libraries, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, N.Y.
New Work, Two-person exhibit. The Other Side Gallery, Utica, N.Y.

2014       
Just Hatched, School of Art Gallery, Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor College of Art and Design, Utica, N.Y.

2012       
The Red Wheelbarrow Pictures, Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, Conn.
Amor y Amistad, The Dirt Palace, Providence, R.I. 

2008       
Ice Box, A4 Gallery, Boston, Mass.
I Heart Polaroid, DeFeudis Italian American Cultural Center Fine Arts Gallery, Worcester, Mass.

2007       
Venice: Sights and Sounds, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.
                 
Selected Group Exhibitions 
2017
Faculty Exhibition, Pratt MWP Gallery, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, N.Y.

2016       
Portable Magic, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, N.Y.
Small Works, The Other Side Gallery, Utica, N.Y.
Faculty Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor College of Art and Design, Utica, N.Y.

2015       
Connections. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, N.Y.

2013       
Faculty Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor College of Art and Design, Utica, N.Y.

2012       
On Libraries, Faculty Exhibition, Spirol Gallery, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, Conn.
Work in Progress: UConn Digital Atelier 2011, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of
Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.  

2011       
Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons, Boston, Mass.
Tell It Slant, Wm. Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Conn.
INSIDE OUT: an investigation of gender identities through constructed spaces, White Room Gallery, Mansfield Depot, Conn.
College Art Association N.Y. Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, N.Y.

2010
New Work, Arena Gallery, Storrs, Conn.

2009
Kin, Art and Shelter Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif.

2008
Ice Box, A4 Gallery, Boston, Mass.
Kitchen Stories, Nave Gallery, Somerville, Mass.
Summer Residency Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, N.Y.

2007
21st Annual Rhode Island Open, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, R.I.
Sibship, AS220 Gallery, Providence, R.I.

2006
Postcards from the Edge Benefit: Visual AIDS, New York, N.Y.
The Self Portrait Show, The Little Gallery Under The Stairs, Lynn, Mass.
Blank Canvas One Year Show, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, Mass.
Mission Hill Artists, Mission Hill Artists’ Collective, Boston, Mass.

2000
Photography Invitational, ArtsWatch, Louisville, Ky.

Lectures
2017
"Ideas Come from the Work." University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
"A Brief History of Photography: Where Do You Fit?" Utica Camera Club, Utica, NY

2016
"On Libraries, A Personal History." Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Museum, Utica, NY

2014
"Becoming." School of Art Gallery, PrattMWP, Utica, NY

2012
"The Artist's Book; Print on Demand." University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

2011
"The Red Wheelbarrow Pictures." Wm. Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Conn.

2010       
"Evolution of a Style." University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
"Large Format Photography." University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

2008
"I Heart Polaroid." DeFeudis Italian American Cultural Center Fine Arts Gallery, Worcester, Mass.
"Kitchen Stories." Nave Gallery, Somerville, Mass.

Selected Publications
2016 
Emish, Ghada. "Rita Lombardi’s work examining the reading experience on display at local art institute." The Spectator. November 17, 2016.  Print.
Family. F-Stop Magazine. June 1, 2016.
< http://www.fstopmagazine.com/pastissues/77/groupexhibition.html>

2010
Brand, Ariel. "UConn Professor Performs for Interactive Exhibit." The Daily Campus[Storrs] 21 Mar. 2010. Print. [Review of Interpreting Space.]

2009
Ice Box, Afield Magazine. Afield Magazine, 11 Oct. 2009. Web.
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2007
Rita Lombardi, Blank Canvas Magazine, Issue 8, Spring/Summer

2006       
30 Days in the Bathroom Mirror and Shower by Rita Lombardi, Redivider Literary Journal, Issue 4.1, Fall
Rita Lombardi, Blank Canvas Magazine, Issue 5, June
APA Grad Psych, Vol. 4 No.2, March
APA Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 37 No.1, January

2005
Worcester Telegram and Gazette, April
APA Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 36 No.4 April
Worcester Magazine, February

2003
APA Monitor on Psychology, Vol. 34 No.2 February

2002
Literary L.E.O., Louisville Eccentric Observer, January 11

Residencies
2012
The Portrait: Fact or Fiction, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art with the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, Asylum Hill.

2008
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Awards
2011
Research Travel Grant, Graduate School, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

2010-11
Graduate Assistantship, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

2009-10
Graduate Assistantship, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

2008
John Renna Arts Scholarship, National Endowment for the Arts
Council Scholarship, New England Camera Club
Everett Wilson Award, New England Camera Club

2007
Academic Travel Scholarship to Venice, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.

2006
Studio Foundation Award of Recognition, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.