Education 

2013 MFA in Visual Arts, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Cambridge, M

1981 BFA in Photographic Studies, School of Visual Arts; New York, NY

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Hartford, CT


Select Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2022 Eleanor D Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, Rita Maas: 2022 Frances 

         Niederer Artist-in-Residence

2017 Spot Gallery, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Residual Ink Drawings

2013 Thorndike Hall, Myers Media Art Studio, Columbia University, New York, NY, Tidal Volumes

2012 Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Reality TV

2011 Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, At Home

2010 Gallerie BMG, Woodstock, NY, Skylight Views

2009 Lishui International Photographic Cultural Festival, Lishui, China, Reality TV

2007 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, New Works Gallery

Select Group Exhibitions

2022 Float Magazine, Photo Not a Photo, curated by Jennifer Marion & Andre Ramos-Woodward

         Silver Mine Galleries, New Canaan, CT, Guild Summer Salon

         Chroma Fine Art Gallery, Katonah, NY, Azure

2021 The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA Finalist of 95th ANNUAL International, (virtual)

         The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Fit to Print, curated by Ksenia Nouril & Lisa Blas (virtual)

         Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Cladogram, juried by Yassmeen Siddiqui

         Putnam Arts Councio and Digital Arts Gallery, Peekskill, NY, Grass + Roots, selected by  

         Patricia Miranda

         Katonah Museum of Art Artists Association, Katonah, NY, Open to Interpretation

2020 Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ, Qualities of Light, curated by Rebecca Senf

         Filter Space, Chicago, IL, we like small things v.3, juried by Roula Seikaly

         Parallel Vienna, Vienna Austria, Anzenberger Gallery, Hand Made VI

2019 KlompChing Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, FRESH

         Filter Space, Chicago, IL, Imprints & Abstractions

         Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Art on Paper, juried by Rebecca Lax

         Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, Center Annual, juried by Shane Lavalette

2018 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA, Connect & Collect, curated by

         Cathy Kimball

         Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Hard Edge, curated by Bethany 

         Bennett Behr

         Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Hand Made IV

         Umbrella Arts, New York, NY, I Surrender, Dear, curated by Frances Jakubek

         Friends Without a Border, New York, NY Invitational Benefit Auction

         New Art Center, Newton, MA, Dialogues: Medium and Materiality

2017 Norton Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ, INFOCUS PhotoBid, curated by 

         Rebecca Senf

         Filter Space/Filter Photo Festival, Chicago IL, we like small things v.1, juried by Jennifer 

         Keat

         Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 35th Annual Juried Member Exhibition

         Commons Gallery, University Hall, LUCAD/AIB, Cambridge, MA, Group 6 WIP

         Fine Art Gallery at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY, A Crack in Everything

2016 Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA, Toronto, Canada, Trace, Copy, Render

         Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Hand Made

         Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Faculty Exhibition

         Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY Annual Member Exhibition

2015 International Photography Festival GuatePhoto 2015, Guatemala City, Guatemala

         Norton Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix AZ, InFocus PhotoBid, curated by Rebecca 

         Senf

         Filter Space/Filter Photo Festival, Chicago IL, Abstract, juried by Debra Klomp Ching

         Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, Photography 15 National Photography Exhibition

         Leslie University College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA, Alumni Biennial / Reclassified

2014 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Hot Off the Press

         Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA Winter Solstice Show

2013 Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MFA Exhibition, Tidal Volumes

         Caloundra Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Touring Exhibition Missing Presumed Dead

         Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, Elements, juried by Jennifer McGregor

         MoMA, New York, NY, PopRally: Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event

         Friends Without a Border, New York, NY, Invitational Benefit Auction

2012 Central Square Theater, Cambridge MA, This That Show

2011 Contemporary Arts Spaces Tasmania (CAST) Missing Presumed Dead

        Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography

2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Photo Forum

         Friends Without a Border, New York, NY, Invitational Benefit Auction

         Methodist Hospital, Dunn Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, Life’s Intentional Details

2009 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Contemporary Confrontations

         Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA, It’s Still Life

2008 Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, NY, Multi-Media Exhibition

          Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, Benefit Auction

          Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Photo Vision Awards and Auction

2006 Dream Box Foto Gallery, Chicago, IL, Women Photographers Competition, Best in Show,

2005 Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, Photo National, juried by Kate Ware

         Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, Summer Group Show

         The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Intimate Flora

         Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 2005 Bethesda International Competition, Third Prize,

2004 Pen and Brush, New York, NY, Open Juried Photography Exhibition

Awards and Acknowledgements

2020 The Print Center 95th Annual, Finalist

2019 Rhonda Wilson Award, Finalist

2017 INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award, Honorable Mention

2015 Filter Space, Abstract, Honorable Mention

2015 Barrett Art Center, Photography 15 National Photography Exhibition, First Place

2010 The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About Last Year, Rebecca Senf

2010 Critical Mass, Finalist

Lectures/Talks/Teaching

2022 Hollins University, Artist-in-Residence, Roanoke, VA

2021 Katonah Museum of Art Artist’s Association, Panel Discussion, Alternate Processes in Photography

2020 College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, NY

2019 Filter Space, Chicago, IL

2017 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Visiting Professor

2017 Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2015 College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, NY, Visiting Artist Adjunct Professor

2015 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2013 Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA

2011 Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA

2010 College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island, NY

2007 Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA

Collections

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Photography Museum of Lishui, China

Creative Center of Photography, Tuscon AZ Eleanor D Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA Archive 192, a non-profit research archive of women working in abstract photography

Professional Associations and Directories

ArtFare

Artsy

Photoeye

White Columns Artist Registry

Pen and Brush

Foundwork

Katonah Museum of Art Artist Association

Silver Mine Artist Guild

Hammond Museum Artist Association 


Professional

 2022 Visiting Artist/Artist in Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 

 2016-2017 Visiting Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 

 2015 Adjunct Professor/ Visiting Artist, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Staten Island NY 2013-2015 Teaching Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, NY 1987-2014 President and owner of Rita Maas Studio, Inc., an award winning commercial studio

Selected Bibliography

2021 Musee Magazine, Issue 25, Fit to Print, Lana Nauphal

2021 Under the Bridge, Printmaking, Winter 2021, Leia Genis

2019 Fresh 2019, The Annual Summer Exhibition at Klompching Gallery, Debra Klomp & Darren Ching

2016 Diffusion Annual Volume VIII, Abstract Invitational, Blue Mitchel

2014 Rita Maas-20th Century Plastics, Photo Eye Blog, Lucas Shaffer

2013 Big, Red and Shiny, Thesis Show Round up, Shawn Hill

2011 Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Robert Hirsh

2011 Missing Presumed Dead (the loss of the referent?) Exhibition catalog

2011 The Boston Globe, Exhibition Review, Mark Feeney

2010 The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol.2, Humble Arts Foundation

Portfolio Showcase Volume 4, Katherine Ware, The Center for Fine Art Photography

Unless You Will Issue 3, Cover Image, Heidi Romano