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RITA DIBERT 190 Heads Road, Gonville, Whanganui, New Zealand


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:/, 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

Complete Resume available on request from artist


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