Rita Rodner (b.1976) is a Polish artist based in Northampton, England. Her form-oriented, experimental, and primarily abstract works are a blend of alternative photographic methods and digital image-making processes. She also deals with the traditional mediums like painting and drawing.
She is interested in the world’s universal mechanisms, and the way they are adapted to human culture. Despite the roots in the rational knowledge about the fundamental structures of the physical and virtual world, her works are usually based on the instinctive decisions as well as relentless explorations and experimentations.
In her most recent innovative camera-less works, she creates the unique silver gelatin prints by exposing the photosensitive paper with the image from the projector or straight from the computer screen.
In these amalgamations of the physical and virtual parts of the contemporary reality, she demonstrates her practice primary objective - to reveal the forms and structures beyond the imagination and expose the complexity of the world beneath its surface appearance.
Rita holds an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (Poland, 2002) and the MA in Photography from Falmouth University (UK, 2019). Her early works from the Rita Droga Rita series are in the collection of the Dolnoslaskie Towarzystwo Zachety Sztuk Pieknych.
2019 MA Photography (Distinction), Falmouth University - Flexible learning, United Kingdom
1997-2002 MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland
2018 On dichotomies, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
2011 False Warnings, Gallery 150, Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2008 False Warnings, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Wroclaw, Poland
2006 Saper Vedere, Nysa Museum, Nysa, Poland
2006 Rita Droga Rita, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
2004 Paintings without meaning, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
2001 Paintings and Drawinig, Osrodek Postaw Tworczych, Wroclaw, Poland
2016 Stamford Arts Centre, Art Classes summer exhibition, UK
2015 Beijing International Jewelry Exhibition, Beijing, China
2014 The 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Metal Art "METALLOphone, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014 Holownia, Modrzejewska Theatre, Legnica, Poland
2013 Bring Back the Dead, Whitespace, Edinburgh, UK
2012 Kenilworth Wines, Kenilworth, UK
2011 Gallery Gallery 150 Summer Show, Royal Leamington Spa, UK
2009 Uff, Museum of Architecture, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 Entropia-Transfert Gallerie Polacche a Roma, Polish Institute, Rome, Italia
1998 Fauna and Flora of the City, ZPAP, Zielona Gora, Poland
Collection of the Dolnoslaskie Towarzystwo Zachety Sztuk Pieknych
Intro, Issue 4, 2018, Mayn Creative, United Kingdom
Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook 2015/2016, Grupo Duplex, Barcelona, Spain
METALLOphone: personally, (AV17) gallery. Exhibition catalogue
UFF, Zacheta Lower Silesia Fine Arts Association 2009. Exhibition catalogue
Entropia Art Magazine, Entropia Gallery 2006
Body, objects, materials. Welland Valley Art Society, Stamford Arts Centre, UK
Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2018: Harmony
Honorable Mention - Tokyo International Foto Awards - 2016 Fine Art / Landscape