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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Rita Natarova


Rita Natarova










Rita Natarova was born on July 11, 1980 in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to the United States of America in 1992. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.





SOLO EXHIBITIONS

• Die Winterreise, Analix Forever, September 2008

RESIDENCIES

• Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland, Summer 2008

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2005 • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2005 • Charles Addams Memorial Prize
2002 • Fulbright Grant
• Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
• Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans (declined)
1999-2002 • Evergreen House Foundation Scholarship
• Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship
• Lucille Hecht Foundation Scholarship
• Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship
• A. Clair Gaskins Harper Scholarship
• William M. Ferguson Scholarship
1998-2002 • Mathias J. DeVito Scholarship
• Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award
• Maryland State Award
• National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts
Arts Recognition and Talent Search
Finalist, Level I Award
• Maryland Artists Equity Foundation
Finalist, First Place Award


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
• Studio Escalier, Argenton-Chateau, France
• Gage Acedemy, Seattle, WA
• Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


LECTURES

• Gage Acedemy, Seattle, WA
• Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
• International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio (PG), Italy
• Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
• Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel


EDUCATION

2002 – 2005 • University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
• Master of Fine Arts, Full Scholarship and Stipend
2003 • Fulbright Fellowship in Italy for study of the works of Piero della Francesca and Masaccio
2002 • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
1998 - 2002 • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Full Scholarship, Summa cum Laude
2001 • International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, (PG), Italy
2000 • Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
1994 - 1998 • Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore, MD



RESIDENCIES

1997 • Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Seminar Finalist
















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