RAiR | 1975
Abstract Expressionist Lorna Ritz (1947- ) studied painting and sculpture to earn her BFA at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 1969 and MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1971. She received a fellowship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 1968. In 1981, Lorna was awarded a Blanche E. Colman Award in Boston and travelled the US and the world participating in artist grants and awards well into the early 2000s. The international residencies included Italy, South Africa, France, Malta, and Colombia. She taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work is collected by University of Michigan's Museum of Contemporary Art; Cedars-Sinia, Los Angeles; and the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts.