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Rita Blitt

9 Commodore Drive
Emeryville, CA 94608, U.S.A.
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Phone: 510-654-6536     Fax: 510-652-7857
Email: rita@ritablitt.com
URL: http://www.ritablitt.com

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RITA BLITT RESUME

 

 

EDUCATION

 

                        Illinois University, Urbana, Illinois

                        Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

                        University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri  B.A.

 

                       

EXHIBITIONS, selected

 

            Solo     2011     Carter Art Center Gallery at MCC – Penn Valley Community College,

Kansas City, Missouri - Discovering and Sharing Joy Part II: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture and Film

                                    Cultural Arts Center, MCC, Longview Community College,

Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Discovering and Sharing Joy Part I: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture and Film

Gallery of Art & Design, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

Fear of War, Courage to Hope…While Dancing. A traveling exhibition of drawings, paintings, sculpture and film.

2010     Green+Blue Gallery, Stowe, Vermont

                        Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas

                        Fear of War, Courage to Hope…While Dancing.

                        La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, California

2009     547 Arts Center, Greensburg, Kansas – Fear of War, Courage to Hope…While Dancing.

            Founders Hall Art Gallery Soka University of America, Passionate Gestures of Rita Blitt, Aliso Viejo, California

            Mt. San Antonio college, Walnut, California, Fear of War, Courage to Hope…While Dancing.

            Marion Meyer Contemporary Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

            College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, Fear of War, Courage to Hope…While Dancing

            Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, Santa Barbra, California

2008     Truman Medical Center, Lakewood, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

2007:    Thornhill Gallery – Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri

                        2006:    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

                                    Jacquelyn Casey Hudgens Museum and Art Center, Duluth, Georgia

                                    Marion Meyer Contemporary Art Gallery, Laguna, California

                                    Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio

                                    Ezair Gallery, South Hampton, New York and New York, New York

                        2003     Texas A&M, College Station, Texas

                                    Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

                        2000     Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

                        1995     Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas

                        1994     The Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

                                    Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Missouri

                                    The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado

                        1991     Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri

                                    Singapore National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

                        1989     Bet Shmuel, Jerusalem, Israel

 

            Group

 

                        2005     Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy (sculpture award)

                                    Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, Florida

                        2003     Of Myth and Metaphor Arabesque and Line, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, New York

                        1995     Kulturamt Berline-Treptow, Berlin, Germany

 

 

INSTALLATIONS, selected

 

                        2007     Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri

                        2006     Kansas University Medical/Heart Center, Kansas City, Kansas

                        2005     Lewis and Shirley White Theatre, Overland Park, Kansas

                        2004     Plaza Library, Kansas City, Missouri

                        2003     White Recital Hall, Kansas City, Missouri

                        2001     Gold Coast Regional Art Center Sculpture Park, Australia

                        1998     Tokyo Bay Hilton Hotel, Shiba, Japan

                        1994     Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

                        1993     Sherman Oaks Medical Center, Sherman Oaks, California

 

MUSEUMS, selected

 

                                    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

                                    Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

                                    John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, Massachusetts

                                    Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

                                    Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

                                    Singapore Art History Museum, Singapore

                                    Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, California          

                                    Spencer Museum, University of Kansas , Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

COLLECTIONS, selected

 

                                    American Embassy, Barbados

                                    American Express Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah

                                    The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado

                                    Bill Blass, New York, New York

                                    Haifa Symphony, Haifa, Israel

                                    I-LAN, Taiwan City Hall, Taiwan R.O.C.

                                    Johan Jorgen Holst, Oslo, Norway

                                    Lied Center for Performing Arts, Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas

                                    Former Ambassador to Great Britain & Mrs. Charles Price II,

                                                Kansas City, Missouri

                                    St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

                                    Truman Medical Center

 

COLLABORATIONS WITH PERFORMING ARTISTS, selected

 

            2005                 Workshop with Dancers, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida

                                    “Rita Blitt and friends (Collette Inez, poet; Yehuda Hanani, cellist;

                                    Jason McDole, dancer, Michael Udow, composer, percussionist)”

                                    CLAL Gala, New York, New York

            2003                 “Caught in Paint”, Rita Blitt, Lois Greenfield, David Parsons and Parson  Dance Co., 6 minute video

            1996                 “The Dance Technology Project 1996”, Atlanta Ballet, Georgia Tech an The Parsons Dance Company

            1995                 St. Joseph Ballet and University of California at Irvine