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May 1, 2013


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Cert in Adult Teaching  (CATA) UCOL  2013

Cert in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Wanganui, 2005

 Master of Fine Arts   Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

                                    State University of New York at Brockport, 1991-1994

                                    Electronic Media, Critical Theory & Photography

Master of Fine Arts    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

                                    Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 1969-1971

                                    Photo Applications to Printmaking & Painting

Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

                                    Printmaking and Painting,1966-1969

Associates of Art        Flint Community College, Flint, Michigan

                                     Ceramics, 1964-1966



PTO Gallery, Elthm,New Zealand,(2011- 2014) Artist’s Trait, Claremont, CA , USA

Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI , USA (1971 - closes 96)




2012                Is it Asian/Asian it is, Space Gallery, Whangnaui, NZ

                                    (13 Artists from NZ, Japan, Korea and Australia)

2012                NZ by Choice, American Born Art & Design Faculty, (During Rugby World Cup),Edith

                                    Gallery, Whanganui UCOL

2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 , 2011, 2013     

                        PhotoSynthesis, Quay School Gallery, Whanganui,NZ

2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

                        Alternatives (International Photography Invitational), Quay School of Art

2000                First to See the Light, 2000, International Invitational Alternative Processes, Quay School

                                     Gallery, Whanganui, NZ

1996                Personal Sampler, River Light Gallery, Whanganui, NZ

1990-1991      National Hand Manipulated Photography 1990: Curated for Artist Trait Gallery,

                                       Ontario, CA

                        Travels to: Odessa College Gallery, Odessa, TX,

                        Univ of Akron, Akron, OH,  Saginaw Mus of Art,, MI

1989-1990       International Hand Manipulated Photography 1989: Curated for Buckham Fine Arts,

                                       Flint, MI. Travels to: Rochester Institute of Technology Gallery,

                                       Rochester, NY,Castleton College Gallery, Castleton, VT

1983    Photography ‘83: A National Invitational. Works by 16 Photographers: Montgomery Gallery,

                                       Pomona College, Claremont, CA

1981    Selections From the California Museum of Photography, Riverside,CA,

                                       Montgomery Gallery of the Claremont Colleges,CA





 Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui                 Bryce Smith Accounting

 Polaroid Corporation, MA                    Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

California Museum of Photography    Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

Claremont Colleges                                Murray State University, KY

Pratt School of Design, NY                    City of Winter Park, FL

Detroit Institute of Art, MI                     J. Walter Thompson Agency 

Roberson Museum, NY                         Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MI

Michigan Bell Telephone Company    Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

WDIV Television, Detroit, MI                Central Washington University, WA

Flint Institute of Art, MI                        Columbia College, MO

Adrienne Rich                                        Irving Block

Ball State University, IN                        Little Caesar’s Pizza, Detroit, MI

Golden Paint Company, NY                 YWCA, Kalamazoo, MI

Skyline Club, Detroit, MI                       Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Detroit Renaissance Center                 Upjohn Corporation

Hewlett-Packard Corporation              Hayworth Furniture, NY, NY

Foremost Insurance Company            Schnectady Museum, Schnectady, NY

University of North Carolina                Hyatt Regency, Scotsdale, AZ

                  Franklin Furnace Archive Artists Book Bibliography : Vol III                          

University of Mary Washington, Virginia         

Wanganui Hospital Orthopedic Wing               Private Collections Internationally






1995 -  Principle Academic Tutor, Head of Department, Photography, Quay School of Fine Arts,

                        Whanganui, New Zealand

                        Photography Tutor, Area Head, Year 4 Advisor (1996-2005)

                                                Drawing, Life Drawing, Electronic Media, Digital Design


1993-1995       Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

                          Electronic Media: Amiga Paint & Animation,

                          Macintosh: Print Production,  Photography: Hand-tinting


1992-1993       Visiting Adjunct, State University of New York at Brockport, Visual  Studies Workshop,

                                    Rochester, NY, USA


            1992-1993       Media Assistant, The Access Center

                                     at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

                                     Computers (Amiga & Mac) and Video (8, Hi8, Beta, 3/4)


1992                Visiting Associate Professor,

                         Hartwick  College, Oneonta, NY, USA

                         Documentary Film & Video History


1991                Visiting Associate Professor, 

                         Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, USA

                         Drawing & Photography


1989-1990       Visiting Associate Professor of Art

                          Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, USA

                          Photography, Intaglio, Relief, Collographs, Lithography, Hand-tinting


1987- 1988      Full-time Photography Adjunct Professor

                          Kalamazoo Valley College, Kalamazoo, MI, USA 


1979-1986       Artist in Residence, Assistant Professor of Art        

                         Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA

                         with joint appointment to Claremont Graduate School

                         Photography, Photo Serigraphy, Photo Art History, Senior Seminar,

                         Independent Studies: all media

1984-1986       Faculty Resident

                          Norton-Clark Dormitory, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

                          Resident Advisor in Student Dorm, Oversaw 8 Student RA’s

1974-1979       Assistant Professor of Art

                         Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, USA

                         Photo, Printmaking, Drawing, Art History, Gallery

1972-1974       Lecturer in Photography and Printmaking;

                         Arts Area Coordinator, Residential College  (Experimental College)

                         University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan,USA

1971    Teaching Fellow in Art Education

                          under Ted Ramsay, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1969-1971       Lithography Lab Assistant

                          under Emil Weddige, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1964-1968       Head Start Assistant and Teacher

                          Flint, Michigan and Watts, California



College Art Association, USA,  1969-1996

Society for Photographic Education, USA, 1976-1995 

PhotoForum, Auckland

Friends of the Sarjeant Gallery          

Whanganui  Regional Museum

Founding Member of WAG (Whanganui Artists Guild)      

Member of the Whanganui Regional Museum, NZ

Founding Member of Artist's Open Studios, Whanganui, NZ



2009       Faculty Grant for project on the Differences between NZ and US English

2002       Creative Communities Grant, Wanganui District Council

               For Sarjeant Museum Dome Installation “First Aide”, Wanganui, NZ

1999       Alternative Photographic Processes Conference, Santa Fe,NM

               Discretionary Funding Grant, Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic,

                  Wanganui, New Zealand

1983-92, 1998 Polaroid Corporation Materials Grant

1991    New York State Council on the Arts, Decentralisation Grant: Photography


                        Jager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

                        Upper Catskill Council on the Arts Gallery, Oneonta, NY,

                        Gallery 53 Cooperstown, NY

1990    Ruth Chenven Foundation, NYC, Painting National

1985,1984       Faculty Research Grant, Pomona College, Cibachrome

1983    Pomona College Wig Sabbatical Grant

1982    Faculty Research Grant, Pomona College, Photography

1981    Alvin Spector Arts Foundation Grant, Photography

1981-1980       Faculty Research Grant, Pomona College, Photography

1976    America the Beautiful Grant (in Association with Diantha Shull) Upper Catskill   

                          Council on the Arts, Photo  National Documentation: Walnut St. Historical District,

                          Oneonta, NY

1975    Penland Work Study Grant in Lithography, Penland,NC

1974    Great Lakes Print Portfolio, Michigan Council on the Arts, Oxbow, MI

1970    Rackham Block Grant for Graduate Study in Art,

               University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI



2013, 2014    New Pacific Studio Residency, Mt.Bruce, NZ, Painting and Photography

2009    Whanganui In the Raw, Photography Conference, Cyanotype Workshop

1995    Marshall’s Oils, Hand Tinting Workshop, August, Georgia

1994    Light Factory, Hand Tinting Workshop, Charlotte, NC

1992    Hunt Trade Show for Marshall’s Oils and Oriental Photo

1991    Hunt Photo Trade Show, Hand-Tinting, Boston, MA

1990    Pomona College, Photography Area, Claremont, CA

            Seian College, Kyoto, Japan

            Odessa College, Tinting Workshop, Odessa, TX

1989    Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Tinting Workshop

1988    Toledo Friends of Photography, Toledo, OH, Tinting Workshop

1988    Center for Creative Studies, Photography Department, Detroit, MI

            California State University, San Bernadino, CA

            Rochester Institute of Design, Fine Arts/Photo Department

1987    Central Michigan University, Photography Department

            Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI, Infrared Tinting Workshop

            McComb Community College, Detroit, MI

            Stephen’s College, Columbia, MO

1986    Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

            Ball State University, Muncie, IN

            Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

            California Women’s Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA

1985, 89   Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, Summer Art Program

1985    Mott Community College, Eminent Persons Lecture, Flint, MI

1981    Detroit Public Library Photo Gallery, Eminent Persons Series

                        Visiting Artist and Lecturer

            Lawrence Institute of Technology, Michigan, Photography

1979    Columbia College, Missouri, Printmaking and Photography

1978    Twin Rocker Paper Mill, Brookston, Indiana, Papermaking

                        University of South Dakota at Vermillion, Printmaking

1976    Ohio Wesleyan University, Photography and Printmaking

            Ohio State University, Printmaking

1974    Oxbow, Great Lakes Portfolio Invitational, Lithography

1971    University of Denver, Denver, CO, Painting and Printmaking



2013   2013 Sarjeant Review, Sargeant Gallery

2008    Faculty Exhibition, Quay School Gallery: India

2006    Faculty Exhibition, Quay School Gallery

2005    2005 Carey Smith & Co. Arts Review, Sargeant Gallery

2002    First Aide, Sarjeant Museum Dome Installation

2000    Faculty Exhibition, Quay School of Arts Gallery, Whanganui, NZ

1998    Faculty Exhibition, Taylor-Jensen Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ

1997    Regional Exhibition, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand

1994    Faculty Exhibition, Rowe Fine Arts Gallery,

                University of North Carolina at Charlotte

1994    Tatami to Concrete, Monroe Community College, Rochester,NY

1990    Space Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,MI                        

1990    Regional Exhibition, Kalamazoo Institute of Art,Kalamazoo           

1989    Ann Arbor Art Association Galleries, Ann Arbor, MI         

1986    Kansas State University Gallery, Wichita, KS

            Ball State University Gallery, Muncie, IN

                        Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

1985    Anderson Art Center, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

            Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, CA

            Buckham Fine Arts Gallery, Flint, MI

1983    Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1982    Pomona College Faculty Show, Montgomery Gallery of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA

1981    Chrysalis Gallery, Upland, CA

1979    Williams College, Williamston, MA

1971    Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rackham Galleries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,MI



2006    Merit Award, Wanganui Regional Arts Review, Sarjeant Gallery,

              Helen Kedgley, Juror, Photography

2002    Merit Award, Wanganui Regional Arts Review, Sarjeant Gallery,

              Toni Martin, Juror, Painting

            Top Festival Print, Festival of Photography, WCC, Wanagnui

1998    Top Festival Print, Festival of Photography, Honors B&W

               Wanganui Camera Club, Wanganui, NZ

1996,97   Finalist, Telecom Regional Art Awards

1996    Top Festival Print, Festival of Photography,Cibachrome

            Wanganui Camera Club, Honours Print, Black & White

1994    Best in Show, Annual Women’s Show, UNCC, Charlotte, NC

1992    Honorable Mention, B&W Photography, Los Angeles County Fair

1989    Gold CADDY ( Detroit Ad Award ) for  University Litho Printers Self-Promo Series, Ann Arbor, MI

            University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition, Slauser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

            FLASH (Top Chicago District Ad Award) for Detroit Monthly,

                        Annual Detroit Guide Cover (Tinted Photograph)

1988    2nd Place, Fine Arts Photography,  Michigan State Fair

            Honorable Mention, California State Fair

               (Jurors: Charles Desmarais, Lou Jacobs and Mark Johnston)

            1st Place, Toledo Friends of Photography, Annual

               (Juror: Kenneth Baird, University of Michigan)

            2nd Place, Michigan Photography Annual,

               Traverse City, MI

1987    2nd & 4th Place, Professional Fine Arts Photography, Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI

            1st Place, 10th Annual Exhibit, Lansing Art Gallery, MI

            2nd Place, Our Town, Urban Architecture, Birmingham, MI,

                (Juror: Jack Carney, Western Michigan University)

1986    2nd Place, All Michigan Photo Exhibit, Detroit, MI

            2nd in Photography, Festival of the Masters, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL

            Award of Merit: Color, California State Fair

            Honorable Mention, Fine Art: Color, East Texas Annual

1985    Prize Winner, Claudette Dibert Memorial Competition, WA

1984    One of 25 American Artists invited to compete for Washington 

                  Project for the Arts Grant Competition

1983    Prize Winner, Magic Silver Show, Murray, Kentucky

            Prize Winner, Alternatives ‘83, Ohio University, Athens, OH

            Prize Winner, Camera Movements, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                 (Juror: Nathan Lyons, SUNY)

            Prize Winner, Central PA Festival of Arts, State College PA

1982    First Prize, Honorable Mention, California State Fair, Los Angeles

            Prize Winner, 1982 Southern Calif. Exhibit, Saddleback College,CA

1981    Prize Winner, Alternatives ‘81, Athens, OH

1980    Purchase Prize, New Photographics, Central Washington Univ.

1979    Purchase Prize, Mohawk-Hudson Regional, SUNY Albany  (drawing)

1978    Purchase Prize, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Upstate Annual, NY

             Elected to CAPS, Visual Artists’ Referral Service, NY

1977    First in Photo, Womanworks, Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

            First in Photo, Honorable Mention in Graphics, Arena ‘77, Binghamton,NY

1976    First in Photo, Norwich Art Annual,Norwich, NY

            Best of Show, Stuffed Cyanotype, Upper Catskill Annual,  Oneonta, NY



2013    Kiwi As, Eh?, Space Gallery, Whanganui, NZ

2011    A Walk in the Park, Edith Gallery, Whanganui UCOL, NZ

2005    100 Kyoto Nights, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North

2003    privatemoments, startgallery,Wellington,New Zealand

            Tatami to Concrete IV, Ardor Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand      

2002    First Aide, Sarjeant Museum Dome Installation, Wanganui, NZ

1997    No Sense of Time, Retrospective: 1975-1997,Quay School Gallery

            Tatami to Concrete III, Forbes Photography Gallery, Wellington, NZ

            Burdick Street Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

1996    Sharveq Exhibition Space, Kalamazoo, MI

1994    Photographs of Japan, Charlotte Douglas International Airport

1994    Tatami to Concrete II, Paintings, Photos and Electronic Media,

               Cone Student Center Gallery, University of North Carolina  at Charlotte, NC

1994    Tatami to Concrete, Views of Japan in Installation, Mercer

                 Gallery of Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY  

                (Thesis Show in completion of MFA in Electronic Media)

1991    New York State Council on the Arts Decentralisation Grant: Small Businesses of  

                 Otsego County  (Photo, Two Exhibits)

            Saginaw Museum of Art, Saginaw MI (Photo)

            Gallery 53, Cooperstown, NY (Painting)

            Clausen Gallery, Chicago, IL (Painting & Photo)

            Upper Catskill Council on the Arts, Oneonta, NY                              

                (Painting & Photo)

            1990    Orange Coast College Photo Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA (Cibachromes)

            Odessa College Gallery, Odessa, TX

            Artist Trait Gallery, Ontario, CA                             

            Space Gallery, Western Michigan University,

                 Kalamazoo, MI

1989    Ann Arbor Art Association Galleries, MI

            Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI

            Kingscott Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

1988    Artist Trait Gallery, Upland, CA

1987    Flint Public Library Photo Gallery, Flint, MI

            Stephens College, Columbia, MO (tinted photographs)

            Kalamazoo Institute of Art (Tinted Photographs)

            McComb Community College, Detroit, MI

            Artist Trait, Upland, CA (tinted photographs)

1986    Wichita State University (Installation and Exhibit)

            Ball State University Museum, Muncie, IN

1985    Lloyd Gallery, Spokane, WA

            Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

            Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

            Chrysalis Gallery, Claremont, CA

1984    Anderson Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

            Walton Commons, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

               Sponsored by Pomona College Student Mortar Board      

            Daniel Maher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983    Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI

            Six17 Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

            University of California Extension, Berkeley, CA

            Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

1982    One Eleven Gallery, Claremont, CA

            J. Walter Thompson Agency, Detroit, MI

1981    Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI

            Chrysalis Gallery, Upland, CA

            SOHO Photo, New York, NY

1980    Maine Photo Workshop, Rockport, MA

            Cameravision, Los Angeles, CA

1980    SOHO Photo, New York, NY

            Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

1979    Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

            SOHO Photo, New York, NY

            Columbia College, Columbia, MO

            Hanging Space, Williams College, MA

            Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI

1977    SOHO Photo, New York, NY

1976    University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

1974    Center for the Arts, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

            Xochipilli Gallery, Rochester, MI

1973    Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI (Drawing)

            Residential College, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1972    J. Walter Thompson Agency, Detroit, MI

                        University of Denver, Denver, CO

1970    Sequential Enactment Based on IBM 360/40 Random Number Generator,

                        University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI        



2002   Post Card from Wanganui, Mary Bryant, Art News, NZ

           Publicity for First Aide, Wanganui Chronicle,River City Press,Mid Week

2000   Printing in the Sun, Dan Welden (illustration )

1999   NZ Journal of Photography, Rita Dibert, number 35, May 1999

           http:/www.ucr.edu/site/exhibitions, Women Photographers

                 University of California, Museum of Photography Web Site

            Scripps College, CA Web Site

1998    Who’s Who in Asia

1997     CAA Review, Fall ‘97 issue, Work featured

             Who’s Who in The World

1995    Schaub & Schaub, Handtinting with Marshall’s Oils

               Work featured as illustrations.

1994    University Times, “Multifacted Dibert Displays Art”, 

                December, 1994, UNC Charlotte Student Newspaper

1994 - 1996     Who’s Who in The South East

1994    James McGinnis, Handcoloring Photographs, Amphoto, NY,NY. 2 Page color spread.pp. 82-83.

1984-1998       Who’s Who in American Art

1992    Popular Photography “Rita Dibert: Hand-Tinted Photographs”,

               (June Issue)

1992    Photo District News “The Best of Self-Promotional Photographs”,NY, NY (March issue)

1989    Ann Arbor News, Art Review

               (Ann Arbor Art Association installation)

1988    Brixcard Postcard Series, published by the Art Army Press, Flint, MI

1986    Willow Springs Review, poetry journal, Cover Work

1985-86 Popular Photography Annual  (Hand-tinted photography)

1984    Art News, December, Xochipilli Gallery Ad

            Metropolitan Detroit Magazine, April, Illustration

1983    European Photography, Fall, Back Cover Ad: Polaroid Corporation

1982    Artweek, May 8, review of New Photographics

            Sleight of Hand, catalog essay by Van Deren Coke

            Los Angeles Times, November 23, review of Slight of Hand at Cal State Fullerton

                by Suzanne Muchnic

             American Infrared Survey, hand-tinted piece printed in Exhibition Catalogue

            Time-Life Annual, Hand-tinting featured in Trends Section

1981    Chicago New Art Examiner, November, Review of Xochipilli Exhibtion,Detroit, MI,

                  One Person Show

            Detroit News, October 14, review of Xochipilli show

            Detroit Free Press, October 11, review of Xochipilli show

            Detroit Monthly, September, review of Xochipilli show

            WCAR, Detroit, September, Radio Interview

            Village Voice, NYC, May, review of SOHO Photo, NY: One Person Show

            Artweek, April, review of New Photographics

            Rangefinder Magazine, December, Interview on Work with Infrared Photography

1979    Infrared Photography, Chap Book, Swamp Press, Oneonta, NY

                        Photography Section

            Near Misses, by Robert Benson, Nocturnal Canary Press, frontispiece

1978    SOHO 3, Photo Annual, New York, NY

1976    Michigan Arts Journal, Atelier Invitational Section

1969-1971       Motive Magazine, work featured in eight issues and a poster


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