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SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 “Who Goes There,” Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015 “C L O S E T,” This Friday or Next Friday, Brooklyn, NY
“Push/Pull” with Patricia Brace, Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“To the Waters and the Wild,” Wells College, Aurora, NY

2014 “I Like You Better Now," with Patricia Brace, High-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo, NY

2013 “The Field at Tower Hill," Founders' Gallery, Wilmington, DE

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Island Universe,” Project 59 Inc., Governors Island, NY

2017 “RAW,” Old Post Office and Courthouse, Young Artist Initiative, Art Basel Week, Miami, FL
“TRUTH,” BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn, NY
“Welcome Back,” Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
“Group Portrait,” Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY
“At a Distance,” Shift Space Gallery, Wichita, KS

2016 “Plus One (+1),” Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Penn Alumni Exhibition,” The Burrison Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Sir Cuts A Lot,” Fastnet, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Art, Russia
Okno Gallery, Chelyabinsk, Russia
“--------,” No Holds Barred, Lower East Side, NY
TANABATA, Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Embodied Place: Observations and Notations,” Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV
“BRURAL: Skin of Liberty (Multivariate Structures),” Project 59, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art’s 2015 Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2014 “The Dam Show,” Reservoir Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“BCIJPG Likes You Better Now,” High-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo, NY
Real Art Ways Creative Cocktail Hour, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2013 “AFTH,” The Vanderbilt Republic, Brooklyn, NY
SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival, The Pink Line Project and Rosslyn BID, Rosslyn, VA
“Ready, Willing, & Able,” Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Dot Your T’s and Cross Your Eyes,” Bay Ridge SAW, Brooklyn, NY
“Collaborations,” Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 “Fresh Meat / Young Blood,” Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, NJ
“Grouper,” Gary Snyder Project Space, New York, NY
“Deep Cover,” MFA Thesis Show, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2011 “Welcome Back,” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
“VaVaVaVOOM,” Greene County Council for the Arts, Catskill, NY
College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, NYC, NY
“One Mark to the Next,” Drift Station, Lincoln, NE
“Progression,” Collaborative Arts, New Brunswick, NJ

2010 “You Are Here I Am,” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Midnite Snacks,” popup, Chicago, IL

2009 Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

2008 Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition, Ames Mansion, North Easton, MA
“Young Talent,” Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

PROJECTS

2018 GROUNDWORK VI & VII, Creator and Co-Founder
Fastnet at Freshkills, Freshkills Park, Staten Island, NY

2017 GROUNDWORK IV, Creator and Co-Founder

2015 GROUNDWORK II & III, Creator and Co-Founder

2014 “BCIJPG Likes You Better Now,” High-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo, NY
GROUNDWORK I, Creator and Co-Founder

2013 “Dot Your T’s and Cross Your Eyes” (with Patricia Brace and AP Vague), locations variable

2012 “You Have Slept for Millions and Millions of Years,” virtual social project
“Making Sense of What We Sense,” Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

RESIDENCIES / AWARDS

2018 Rutgers U. Professional Development Grant
White Pine Programs’ New England Bird Language Intensive, Grant Recipient

2017 PLAYA Residency, OR
NYFA Artist as Entrepreneur Program
Fellowship for Utopian Practice Runner Up for GROUNDWORK

2016 Tofte Lake Center Residency, MN
Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant

2015 Visiting Artist, Wells College
Scholar-in-Residence Grant, Wells College

2010 Peter Stroud Scholarship, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

2009 Vermont Studio Center Residency + Fellowship

2007 Kelly Senior Thesis Grant, University of Pennsylvania

2006 Rachofsky Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
Lawrence Shprintz Fine Arts Prize, University of Pennsylvania
Kelly Family Travel Grant, University of Pennsylvania

2005 Rachofsky Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania

2003 Trout Family Art Scholarship, Bucknell University

GUEST LECTURES / DISCUSSIONS / PANELS

2017 Artist Talk, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Visiting Artist, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Juror, This Friday or Next Friday Open Call

2015 Visiting Artist, Union County College, Cranford, NJ
Panel Host, NYC Creative Salon, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Fordham University, NY
Panelist, NYC Creative Salon, New York, NY
Juror, ApexArt, New York, NY
Juror, Public Art Dialogue, New York, NY

2014 Juror, Bay Ridge SAW

2013 Invited Guest, Bay Ridge SAW Strategic Planning Council
The Art Room, Brooklyn, NY
“Step by Step,” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
“Drawing,” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

2010 Visiting Artist presentation, Ridge School, Basking Ridge, NJ

PUBLICATIONS

2018 “Reveal,” A&E Collective, Disconnection, 2018.
“#62 Rita Leduc,” 100days100women, 2018. https://100days100women.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/rita-leduc/

2017 “Integrated Photographs + Reveals” Artis Natura, The Forest Imagined, vol. 1, Issue 2, 2017. https://www.artisnatura.com/single-post/2017/10/26/Integrated-Photographs-Reveal-Description
“Boundary/Waters,” with Su-Yee Lin, Alastria Press Digital Projects, 2017. https://alastriapress.wordpress.com/digital-projects/boundarywaters/

2012 Levitation, 1 August 2012, MAKE8ELIEVE, Vol. 2, pp. 149-151. http://issuu.com/make8elieve/docs/m8-02?

2007 Tree Shadow Series, 20 April 2007. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania, http://repository.upenn.edu/curej/49

2005 We Have Met the Enemy. Flowers from the Ashes. Vol. 3 Lincroft, NJ: Brookdale Community College Museum of Holocaust Studies, 2005. p.40, painting.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 Ximena Kilroe, “Featured Artist: Rita Leduc,” BRIC Arts Media, August, 2017. https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/featured-artist-rita-leduc

2015 Carrie Chantler, “’Seduced by Line: Wells College hosts ‘integrated painting’ exhibit by Brooklyn-based artist.” The Citizen, March, 2015
http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/seduced-by-line-wells-college-hosts-integrated-painting-exhibit-by/article_1fb80067-2c0c-5363-aa66-b6a866bf0053.html
“Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice.” Ed. Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015. Book.
Shannon H. Waldman, “More on Studio Visits…Rita Leduc.” Direct Disorder, May, 2015. https://directdisorder.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/more-on-studio-visits-rita-leduc/

2014 J. Tim Raymond, “Patricia Brace and Rita Leduc: I Like You Better Now.” The Daily Public, November, 2014. http://www.dailypublic.com/articles/11102014/patricia-brace-and-rita-leduc-i-you-better-now
E.L.. “I Like You Better Now.” The Buffalo Spree, October, 2014. Pp. 47. http://digital.buffalospree.com/buffalospree/october_2014?pg=49#pg49
Scheider, Douglas. “I Like You Better Now.” Buffalo Rising, October 29, 2014. Online. http://buffalorising.com/2014/10/i-like-you-better-now-2/
Queenseyes. “I Like You Better Now.” Buffalo Rising, July 15, 2014. Online. http://buffalorising.com/2014/07/i-like-you-better-now/

2013 Lim, Samantha. “Storefront Displays.” The Brooklyn Paper, June 14, 2013. online. http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/36/24/24_sawart13_2013_06_14_bk.html

2012 Maber, Marie. On, Above, In, and Off the Wall, 8 August 2012, Asbury Park Press: http://www.app.com/article/20120802/NJENT05/308020085

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

“09.09.14 Wells (Library),” Wells College Art Collection, Aurora, NY, acq. 2015
“09.30.14 Wells (Tennis Court),” Wells College, Aurora, NY, acq. 2015
“Stairwell II (Line),” Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, acq. 2012
Brookdale Community College Holocaust Museum, Lincroft, NJ, painting, acq. 2003
Upper Freehold Regional High School, mural and painting, acq. 2003

TEACHING

2018 Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of Drawing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Instructor, Art Appreciation, Rutgers University Online
Instructor, Fastnet at Freshkills, Freshkills Park, Staten Island, NY

2017 Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of Drawing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Adjunct Professor, Basic Painting, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Instructor, Art Appreciation, Rutgers University Online

2016 Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of Drawing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Instructor, Basic Drawing, Pi Art Center, New York, NY
Instructor, Art Appreciation, Rutgers Online

2015 Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of Drawing, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Instructor, Basic Drawing, Pi Art Center, New York, NY
Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studio Art, Pi Art Center, New York, NY
Instructor, Creative Drawing, Pi Art Center, New York, NY

2014 Visiting Lecturer, Professional Visual Arts Practices, Wells College, Aurora, NY
Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studio Art, Pi Art Center, New York, NY

2013 Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studio Art, Pi Art Center, New York, NY
Instructor, Restaurant Design, Dalton School, New York, NY

2012 Part-Time Lecturer, Drawing Fundamentals 1B, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
Instructor, Intro to Drawing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor, Enrichment Clusters, Greater Brunswick Charter School, New Brunswick, NJ

2011 Part-Time Lecturer, Drawing Fundamentals 1A, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
Part-Time Lecturer, Painting 1A, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor, Figure Drawing, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Instructor, Portraiture, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ

2014-present Creator, Founder, Director, GROUNDWORK, Brooklyn, NY

2013-2015 Project Manager, No Longer Empty, New York, NY

2013-2015 Scenic designer and scenic painter/charge, misc. theatres and shops in Philadelphia, PA

EDUCATION

2012 MFA Visual Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

2010 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2007 BA Fine Art, University of Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude)

2006 Non-Degree Studio Art, International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture