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Joianne Bittle and Charles Rithcie: Bioluminescence. invitation
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BIOGRAPHY

Charles Ritchie

born November 21, 1954, Pineville, Kentucky

Education:
1980 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, MFA Painting
1977 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, BFA Graphic Design

Selected Collections:
Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Fidelity Investment Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
Fine Arts Musuems of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia
The New York Public Library, New York, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Honors and Awards:
2006, 2004, 2002, 1998 Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council
2005 The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund
1999 The MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2005, 1996 Individual Artist Fellowship, Arts Council of Montgomery County, Maryland
1978-80 Graduate Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University

Solo Exhibitions:
2006
Charles Ritchie and Joianne Bittle: Bioluminescence, Akus Gallery, East Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut

Charles Ritchie: Works on Paper, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina

Charles Ritchie: Suites and Pages, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004-5
Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia and traveling to the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland and the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

2000
Charles Ritchie: 21 Twilights and Nocturnes, Spheris Gallery, New York, New York

1998
Prints and Drawings by Charles Ritchie, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia

Charles Ritchie: Recent Work, Numark Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

1996
Charles Ritchie: Works on Paper 1983-1996, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

1993-95
Charles Ritchie: The Interior Landscape, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond. Traveling exhibition coorganized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

1980
Charles Ritchie, Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2007
Landscape: A View from Maryland, In celebration of 25th Anniversary of Maryland's Sister State Program with Kanagawa, Earth Plaza, Yokohama, Japan (forthcoming)

2006
Seven Recipients of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grants, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC (forthcoming)

Lasting Impressions: Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia

Gifts to the Permanent Collection: The Woolsey Collection, Department of Art and Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

Subject: Contemporary Portraiture, The Cartin Collection, New London, Connecticut

Natural Selection: Landscape Print Portfolio, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Virginia

2005
Art Noir, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland

Water color: Current Views, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

Society of American Graphic Artists 90th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Students League, New York, New York

Intimate Treasures, Washington Print Club 18th Biennial Exhibition, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery of George Washington University

Drawing with Light and Graphite, James Backas Gallery, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Maryland

State of the Art, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia

2004
Small Treasures, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia

20 Years of Prints for the Washington Print Club's 40th Anniversary, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia

2003
Summer Exhibition, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Value and Presence: Works on Paper, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

2002
Works on Paper: Gallery Artists, Pepper Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

2001
Lichtenstein and Beyond: Recent Acquisitions of Modern Prints, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

Saints and Sinners: A Portfolio, in Honor of the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

65th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

75th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Award

2000
Seven Washington Printmakers, Washington Art Club, Washington, District of Columbia

1999
63rd Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Outward Bound: American Art on the Brink of the Twenty-first Century, Meridian International Center, Washington, District of Columbia, and traveling to The Museum of Fine Arts Hanoi, Vietnam, The Painting Institute, Shanghai, China, The Working People’s Cultural Palace Beijing, China, The CIPTA Gallery, Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia, The Metropolitan Museum, Manila, Philippines, and The Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

1998
More Than One: Prints and Portfolios from Center Street Studio, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

The Second National Minnesota Print Biennial, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1997
The Distinct Still Life, Pepper Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts 61st Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

The 40th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, New York, Marion A. Rahm Award for Landscape

Prints Washington '97, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

Group Exhibition, Forni Gallery, Bologna, Italy

1996
Treasures for the Community, The Chrysler Collects, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

The 39th Chautauqua Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, New York

171st Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, New York

1995
59th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

14th Annual September Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana, Award

1994
The Irene Leache Memorial Exhibition 1994, The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, First Prize

American Drawing Biennial IV, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

1993
57th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

1992
Washington Project for the Arts at the Hemicycle, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia

Bibliography:
2006
Bostic, Connie, Slow Hand, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, North Carolina (September 6, 2006)

Zevitas, Steven, New American Paintings 63, The Open Studios Press, Boston, Massachusetts (Spring 2006)

Newhall, Edith, "Two Fine Painters, One Show" The Philadelphia Inquirer (March 10, 2006)

2005
Sozanski, John, "Eclectic Watercolors," The Philadelphia Inquirer (November 11, 2005)

Fallon, Roberta, "Not So Sketchy," Philadelphia Weekly (October 19-25, 2005)

McGinty, Johnathan, “Museum Exhibits Work of Alumnus," The University of Georgia Columns, Volume 32, No. 7 (July 11, 2005), p. 3

Denker, Eric, “The Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation," exhibition catalogue, pp. 3, 22, Washington, D.C., 2005

Amedori, Kari, “Charles Ritchie," Baltimore Magazine, Catch It, Volume 98, No. 3 (March 2005), pp. 18, 33

McNatt, Glenn, “Ritchie Gives Familiar Suburbs an Artist’s Touch," The Baltimore Sun, Arts (March 3, 2005)

McCabe, Bret, “Night Moves," Arts, Baltimore City Paper, (February 10, 2005)

Giuliano, Mike, “Critic’s Pick," Baltimore City Paper, Suburban Journals, (February 5, 2005)

2004
Turchi, Peter, “Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer," Trinity University Press, San Antonio, Texas (illustrations pp. 47, 48, 213)

McQuaid,Cate, “Exhibit Showcases Studio's Exploration of the Art of the Print: Founder Fuels the Talents of Many," The Boston Globe, 24 October 2004

Turchi, Peter and Charles Ritchie, "Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie,"
72-pages, full-color, with an preface by Marjorie B. Cohn, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia

Roberts-Pullen, K. Paulette, "Sleepwalking in the Suburbs: An Artist Awakens After Years of Practice Looking" Style Weekly, Richmond (April 7, 2004) Vol. XXII, No. 14, p.25

2003
Donohoe, Victoria, "Value and Presence Exhibition Review", Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, February 2, 2003

Fallon, Roberta, "Drawing Conclusions", Philadelphia Weekly February 19, 2003, Volume XXXII, No. 8

2002
Hirsch, Faye, "Charles Ritchie" Working Proof: Reviews of Prints, Photographs, and Multiples, Art On Paper, Volume 7, No.1, September-October 2002, p.55

2001
Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, "Print Masters at Corcoran" The Washington Times, December 8, 2001

Kurtz, Robert L., 65th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, exhibition

Zevitas, Steven, New American Paintings 33, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts

2000
King, Loren, "Pressing Matters" artsMEDIA: Bostons monthly Guide to the Visual Arts, April 15 - May 15, 2000, p.8-9

Hirsch, Faye, "Charles Ritchie" Working Proof: Reviews of Prints, Photographs, and Multiples, On Paper, Volume 3, No.2, March-April 1999, p.55

Gliick, Herbert, New American Paintings 21, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, Massachusetts

1998
Protzman, Ferdinand, "Galleries: Holzberg and Ritchie at Numark." The Washington Post Washington, D.C. (29 January 1998), p.B7

1996
Fanning, Gabriella, "Charles Ritchie" Working Proof: Reviews of Prints, Photographs, and Multiples, On Paper, Volume 1, No.1, September-October 1996, p.29

Brodie, Jacqueline, "Charles Ritchie" Prints and Photographs Published, The Print Collector's Newsletter, Volume XXVII, No.1, March-April 1996, p.29

1995
Kurtz, Robert L., 59th Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, exhibition catalogue, Youngstown, Ohio, cover illustration / p.6

1994
Annas, Teresa "Visions of Inner and Outer Worlds" The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger Star, Norfolk, Virginia (October 16, 1994) , p.E7

1993
Erickson, Mark St. John "Ordinary View Assumes Epic Proportions" At a Glance, Hampton, Daily Press, Hampton, Virginia (June 20, 1993) p.1/13

Bullard, CeCe, "From the Ordinary, Pure Poetry" Art Review, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia (February 2, 1993) p.C3

Roberts-Pullen, K. Paulette, "Home-Made Art" Style Weekly, Richmond (January 12, 1993) Vol. X, No. 36, p.20-21

Professional Experience:
1988 - Present: Associate Curator, Department of Modern Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington