Kate Ritson is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University, where she has been a faculty member since 1990. From 1996-2000, Professor Ritson served as Chair of the Department of Art.
Professor Ritson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. She received her Master of Fine Arts from The Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Following the completion of her graduate work, Professor Ritson was awarded two consecutive residencies at The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada.
Professor Ritson's work has been on display in a variety of venues including public and private commissions as well as solo exhibitions at the Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida; The Joan Grona Gallery and The Artist's Gallery in San Antonio, Texas. Selected group exhibitions includeReturn to Beauty at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts; A Patrimony Continues: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection, at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah; Totems and Other Structures, at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia; Das Andere New York/ The Other New York in Koln, Germany; and Posts and Columns in African Tribal Art and Contemporary Art in New York. Professor Ritson recently completed a commission entitled The World's Writing Systems for Trinity University.
Professor Ritson has received recognition for her work in sculpture and education including a travel grant with Rotary International Group Study Exchange Program to South Korea, and a Guest Artist Residency at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2002 Professor Ritson was honored as Artist of the Year by the San Antonio Art League Museum. Professor Ritson's work is represented in numerous private and public collections including the San Antonio Museum of Art and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah; and the Virginia Center For Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, Virginia.
The Olana Group, San Antonio, Texas, and the Costello-Childs Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona, currently represent her work both regionally and nationally.
M.F.A., Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University
B.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred