EDUCATION


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


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


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


2021

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Top Ten Finalists 95th Annual, selected by David Campany and Larrisa Goldstein (Virtual)



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 / First Prize


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 / First Prize



AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


2020 The Print Center 95th Annual, Top Ten 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 AND TEACHING


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


Archive 192, a non-profit research archive of women working in abstract photography



PROFESSIONAL


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 Under The Bridge, Winter 2021 Issue, Printmaking


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


2010 Portfolio Showcase Volume 4, Katherine Ware, The Center for Fine Art Photography


2010 Unless You Will Issue 3, Cover Image, Heidi Romano