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 worldā€™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.

 

Photo by Graham Land

Photo by Graham Land

Education:

  • 2019 MA Photography (Distinction), Falmouth University - Flexible learning, United Kingdom

  • 1997-2002 MFA Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland

Solo exhibitions:

  • 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

Group exhibitions:

  • 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

Collections:

Publications:

  • 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

WORKSHOPS:

Body, objects, materials. Welland Valley Art Society, Stamford Arts Centre, UK

AWARDS:

  • Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2018: Harmony

  • Honorable Mention - Tokyo International Foto Awards - 2016 Fine Art / Landscape


Contact

ritarodner@gmail.com