RAiR | 1984-85

Rita DeWitt 

Rita DeWitt’s (1948- ) love of photography inspired her digital works which started including 3D animation and virtual reality in the early 2000s. Born in Covington, Kentucky, she earned her BFA in 1970 and MFA in 1972 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Her educational career included teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1977-1989, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987-89, and Rhode Island School of Design intermittently between 1989-1996, just to name a few.  By 2017 Rita had more than 262 national and international exhibitions, including thirty-six solo exhibitions. Rita won several awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her work is held in the collections of the Fogg Museum of Art in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the San Francisco Museum of Art in California and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia just to name a few.