Visiting Artist Rita MacDonald at SUNY Ulster’s Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery

Rita MacDonald, Visual artist sitting at desk in studio

October 23, 2017
Stone Ridge, NY

Visiting Artist Rita MacDonald at SUNY Ulster’s Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery

November 3 – December 13

SUNY Ulster’s Visiting Artist Series brings the work of Rita MacDonald to the Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery from November 3 to December 13. A slide presentation and opening reception will be held on Friday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the gallery.

Rita MacDonald is a visual artist who explores two related bodies of work: images of decorative patterns found in architecture to make large-scale wall drawings and images of decorative patterns found in clothing to make small-scale, graphite drawings on paper. For this show she will create and exhibit a site-specific wall piece as well as small drawings.

She has exhibited at Wave Hill and Lehman College in the Bronx, Smack Mellon and Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, MN and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. MacDonald has completed several public art commissions including two permanent mosaics in subway stations. Through The Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY she received a grant to publish an artist book which is now included in several large collections, including the libraries of both the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN and Yale University in New Haven, CT.

The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster serves as a center for creative activity at the College and within the community. It also functions as an environment for teaching, performing, and exhibiting. SUNY Ulster believes the acquisition of art works and the presentation of different art exhibitions assist the College community in setting standards for judgment and perception.

The Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed on College holidays. For more information, please contact the gallery 845-687-5113.

pencil drawing of dots by Rita MacDonald

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