Student Biennial 2012

February 2–19, 2012
Commons Gallery

Opening Reception
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:30-6 p.m.
University Commons, 1st Floor (Campus map)

34 Years of Keeping a Journal: Notes on a Daily Practice
Lecture by Charles Ritchie. 
Monday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m.
Arcadia University Theatre, Spruance Fine Arts Center
Admission is free and open to the public.

Biography of exhibition juror and speaker, artist Charles Ritchie

Charles Ritchie completed his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting at Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. As an artist he is represented by Gallery Joe, Philadelphia and BravinLee programs, New York City. His intaglio prints are published by Center Street Studio, Milton, Massachusetts. His works are in the holdings of many museums and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Cartin Collection, Hartford, Connecticut.

Charlies RItchie

This spring a solo exhibition of his drawings will be on view at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida and in the fall of 2012 he will have a solo show at BravinLee programs. In 2005 Ritchie was selected for a fellowship by the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund and he is the five time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award. As a museum professional, Ritchie works with the National Gallery's collection of more than 40,000 modern prints and drawings. He has curated exhibitions on various artists and subjects including John Taylor Arms, Robert Rauschenberg, Max Weber, and the Los Angeles print workshop Gemini G.E.L.

Charles Ritchie, six journals from a collection currently numbering 136, 1977-present; books include watercolor, graphite, pen and ink on Arches paper; 4" x 6" x 3/4" (closed).

Charles Ritchie, Landscape in Conte Crayon and Graphite, 2006-2011, 5 3/8" x 11 7/8", conte crayon, graphite, and watercolor on Fabriano paper
sheet, collection of the artist.