Lorna Ritz received a BFA from Pratt Institute, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, the University of Minnesota, Dartmouth College, and was a "Guest Critic" at the Vermont Studio Center from 1991–2013. Lorna has been an adjunct professor at Western New England University since 2004 and is an Associate Member of the Five Colleges Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Lectures: Instituto de Belles Artes, (Medellin, Colombia); American University Italy; Humboldt State University, (CA); the New York Studio School, the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, (France). Malta and Honduras at respective universities.
Exhibitions: Art-in-Embassies Program in D.C. Divinity Center at Yale University, the Bowery Gallery, NYC, Hillyer Gallery at Smith College, The Contemporary Art Museum at UMASS, Amherst; the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Fine Arts Center, Provincetown, MA, the Huntington Museum, CT., the Painting Center, NYC, Provincetown Art Association Museum, Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY., and recent solo shows: The French Cultural Center, Boston, and the Aidron Duckworth Museum in NH.
Collections: Hale and Dorr Law Firm, Bank of Boston, Johnson and Johnson, (N.J.), Anderson Museum Contemporary Art, (N.M.), Burnham Institute, (CA.), Veridex, (NJ), Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Childrens’ Hospital, Boston, Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, CA. three Pollock-Krasner Grant Awards, a Kittredge Fund Grant at Harvard University, ‘cultural ambassador’ Townships Cape Town, South Africa; Puffin Foundation Grant, George Sugarman Foundation Grant Award, Artists’ Fellowship, NYC, The Haven Foundation Award, an Artist’s Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. www.lornaritz.com