Curriculum Vitæ


Master’s Degree in Fine Art (1992). Department of Photography, the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Bachelor’s Degree in Art (1989). Department of Photography, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO

Academic Teaching Positions

Montserrat College of Art, Professor, Chair of the Photography & Video Department, Beverly, MA, 1995-Present.
Salem State College, Visiting Lecturer, Photography Department, Salem, MA, 1993-1999
Endicott College, Visiting Lecturer, Art Department, Beverly, MA, 1997-1998
Salem State College, Photography Instructor, Department of Continuing Education, Salem, MA, 1993-1998
Rhode Island School of Design, Instructor, Department of Photography, Providence, RI, 1991-1993
Sable High School, Teaching Assistant, Spanish as a Second Language, Aurora, CO, 1978
The Morgan School, Instructor, Division of the Inner City Red Cross, Denver, CO, 1977

Selected Awards

Luz Dorrien Faculty Development Grant, Montserrat College of Art, (2008)
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, (2002, 2004-2007)
Carlos Dorrien Faculty Excellence Award, Montserrat College of Art, (2001)
New England Foundation for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, (1995)
Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography, (1995)
Faculty Development Grant, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts, (1995)
Visual Artist Fellowship in Photography, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, (1988)


John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida; Division of Cultural Affairs, Art in State Buildings Program, State of Florida, Pensacola, Florida, Direct Purchase, (1997)
Finalist, Denver Public Library Central Library Great Hall Commission; Mayor’s Office of Art, Culture and Film, Denver, Colorado, Michael Graves, Architect. Budget $450,000.000, (1993)

Lectures and Seminars

Transitions in Photographic Education: Changes in Imaging Technologies and Curricular Structure, Society of Photographic Education, 42nd National Conference, Portland, OR, 2005
Teaching Photography in the Modern Classroom, the Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2005

Professional Experience

Sygma Photo News Agency, New York & Paris. (1987-1992). Freelance News Photographer. Selected
Publications: Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The World & I, US News and World Report, L’Espresso,
Panorama, Epoca, Bunte, Paris Match and other national and international publications.
Rocky Mountain News (Daily Newspaper), Denver, CO. (1986-1989). Contract Photographer. Produced the weekly photo page Click for the Sunday Magazine. Shot news and feature assignments.
The Denver Business Journal (Weekly Newspaper), Denver, CO. (1986-1987). Staff photographer responsible for all photographic art in the newspaper.
The Hills Gallery, Denver, CO. (1980-1984). Assistant to the Director: Arranged, prepared and installed
photography exhibitions, reviewed portfolio submissions, maintained art book and poster inventory.
The Metropolitan (Weekly Newspaper), Denver, CO. (1980-1983). Head Photographer and Production Manager: Responsible for all photography, graphic design and layout of the newspaper. Directed 14 person staff of photographers and production artists. Maintained photo and production inventory.

Selected Art Works and Objects

Light Scrolls, (2011-Present). [Pigment Transposition on Paper of an Electronic Actinic Recording Referencing Original Texts]
Episodic Memories: Unconscious Recollections, (2010-Present). [Pigment Transposition on Paper of an Electronic Actinic Recording Referencing Original Experience]
Probability Grids, (2005-Present). [Pigment Transposition on Paper of an Electronic Actinic Recording
Referencing an Original Object]
Color Coded Radiation as a Function of Position: A Two-Dimensional Set of Probabilities: (2005-2009).[Pigment Transposition on Paper of an Electronic Actinic Recording Referencing an Original Object]
Not to Scale, (2004-Present). [Pigment Transposition on Paper of an Electronic Actinic Recording Referencing an Original Object]
Double Boxed Set, (2003-2005). [Archival Inkjet Prints on Paper]
Silver Manuscripts, (1998-2002). [Silver Emulsion on Paper]
Internal Difference, II (1996/97-Present). [Virtual/Mixed Media Installation, Photographic Reproductions with Electrically Charged Toner, Closed Circuit Television, Sound]
Grain Phenomena (circa 2000). [Electrically Charged Ionic Grain Transfer Prints on Paper]
Text Blocks (circa 2000). [Portfolio of Ten Silk-screens on Paper, Edition of 5]
Untitled Manuscripts Series (circa 2000). [Embossed Silver, Steel, Glass, Wood]
In Celebration: A Festival of the Word (1993). Denver Public Library Central Library Great Hall.
[Commission Proposal, Presentation, Honorarium]
Foucault’s Container (1993). [Unique Object: Wood, Glass, Paper]
Internal Difference (1992). [Mixed Media Installation, Computer Generated Images, Stealth Performance]

Selected Artist’s Books

. . . w h a t i f …i… i s n ‘ t m e ?. . (2012). Salem, MA: artist produced. 36pp, 20x25cm, hdbk and
eBook, unlimited editions, [Photo/text]
Copy Rite Conventions. (1992). Providence, RI: artist produced. Infinite pp, 28×21.5cm, pbk, unlimited edition, [Computer/Laser/text-graphic]
How to Determine Distance. (1992). Providence, RI: artist produced. 32pp, 35.5x44cm, hdbk, unique book, [Photo/text/objects]
on the clause of a dilemma… (1992). Providence, RI: artist produced. 32pp, 25.5×14.5cm, hdbk, edition of 5, [Digital Imagery/text-graphic]
the Poetics of Space, (Condensed Version). (1991). Providence, RI: artist produced. 36pp, 21.5×15.5cm, pbk, edition of 25, [Xerox/text-graphic]
Untitled Book. (Circa 2000). Providence, RI: artist produced. 8pp, 12×10.5cm, Unique Artists’ Book [Steel, Embossed Silver, Iron]
Vacation Memories. (1991). Providence, RI: artist produced. 12pp, 24x50x37.5cm, Unique Artists’ Book [Dye-Diffusion Photographs, Water, Glass, Wax, Cardboard]
Socially Speaking. (1989). Denver, CO: artist produced. 52pp, 25.5x31cm, hdbk, edition of 35, [Monograph, Twenty-eight Black & White Photographs]

Selected Documentary Projects

88 Lives (2010). Video Documentary about Aging, Lincoln Williams Producer; Collaboration with Montserrat College of Art Video Students and Community Members. [DVD, Web]
You Are Here (On Going). The World. [Color Photographs]
Brief Distracted Lives (1992-94). Providence, RI. [Chromogenic Development Prints]
Socially Speaking (1987-1989). Socio-documentary of the socially privileged. Supported by a grant from the Mayor’s Commission on Cultural Affairs, Denver, CO. [Black and White Photographs]
Excelsior Youth Center (1988). Photo documentary of life within a residential treatment center for severely emotionally disturbed girls. Aurora, CO. [Black and White Photographs]
The Democratic National Convention (1984). A photographic record of people and events at the convention, and within its environment. San Francisco, CA. [Black & White Photographs]
Road Daze (1984). [Photographic Portfolio, Twelve Black & White, Silver Gelatin Prints]
Deming Duck Racers (1984). A photographic chronicle of three days at The Great American Duck Race. Deming, NM. [Black & White Photographs]
Lower Downtown (1982). [Photographic Portfolio, Ten Chromogenic Development Prints]

Selected Exhibitions

Two Views of Flight, HallSpace, Boston, MA, 2007
Town & Gown 2, Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2005
Montserrat Faculty Show, Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 2004
Social Landscapes, Gallery Sink, Denver, CO, 2004
Text Blocks, Alumni Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, 1998
Anxious Libraries: Photography and the Fate of Reading, Photographic Resource Center,
Boston, MA, 1996/97-Present
Summa Composite Art Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, 1996
SSC Art Faculty Exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA, 1996
Los Angeles Printmaking Society 13th National Exhibition, LaBand Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, CA, catalogue, 1995
PhotoNominal ’95, The Forum Gallery, Jamestown, NY, catalogue, 1995
Reading the Image, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1995
7th Annual Print Exhibition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI, 1994
PrintWork ’94, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1994
Internal Difference, The Red Eye Gallery, Providence, RI, (solo), 1992
MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RISD Museum of Fine Art, Providence, RI, 1992
The 1990 Photography Biennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, 1990
Wealth, Coburn Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 1990
Socially Speaking, The Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO (solo), 1989
Communications ’88, A Colorado Invitational Visual Art Exhibition, 1999 Broadway Gallery,
Denver, CO, 1988
Current Works 1988, Society for Contemporary Photography, Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City,
MO, 1988
Photography, Etc., Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
Social Life, The Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, 1988
The 23rd University of Delaware Biennial Exhibition, Works on or of Paper, University Gallery, Newark, DE, catalogue, 1988
18th Juried Photography Exhibition, Houston Foto Fest, Houston, TX, Honorable Mention, 1988
Arts ’87 Colorado All-Media Exhibition, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO, 1987
Communications ’87, A Colorado Visual Art Exhibition, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, 1987
Individual Artist’s Fellowship Exhibition, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 1987
Photography 21, Kern Graduate Commons Gallery, State College, PA, 1987
Colorado Photography II, Biennial ‘84, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO, 1984
Arts ’82, Colorado All-Media Exhibition, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO, 1982
Lower Downtown, Gallery 201, Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge, CO (solo), 1982
Class Shots, Polaroid Show, The Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 1981

Public Access Television

Salem GasWorks, Salem Access Television, Videographer, Biweekly Program, 30 min., 2012
Let Freedom Ring, Salem Still Making History, Salem Access Television, Videographer, Editor, 1 hr 30 min., 2012
Caution, Canine Content! Salem Access Television, Videographer, Editor, Producer, 30 min., 2011
4th of July, Salem Celebrates, Salem Access Television, Videographer, 30 min., 2011
Celebrate the 4th, Salem Public Television, Producer, Videographer, 60 min., 2009 and 2010.
The Wizard of Paws, Salem Access Television, Videographer, Editor, Producer, 60 min., 2006
Dirk Hilliard Orchestra, Performance, Videographer, Television Broadcast, and DVD, 60 min., 2006.
Harmony, Contrast and Perspective, Salem Access Television, Co-Director and Editor, 60 min., 2005.
Fairy Tails, Salem Access Television, Videographer, Editor, Producer, 60 min., 2005.

On-Line Exhibitions


John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts
Photographic Resource Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Amoco Corporate Collection, Denver, Colorado
Standard Oil of Ohio, Denver, Colorado
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Learning Tree Publishing, Englewood, Colorado
Mulberry Park, Englewood, Colorado
General Electric, Stamford, Connecticut
Private Collections in the United States and Italy


Walker, Kevin, “Harmony, Contrast and Perspective,” SATV, Cable Television, (November 6, 2004),
30 min., illus.
Johnston, Patricia and Lukitsh, Joanne, “Virtual Resistance,” Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, (May/June 1997), p. 12, illus.
Hill, Shawn, “Stretching the Boundaries,” The Boston Tab, (January 14-20, 1997, Vol. 16, No.20)
Sherman, Mary, “Images play around with art history,” The Boston Herald, (December 22, 1996), p. 58-59.
Rene Merkle, Karen, “A Provocative Photonominal,” The Post-Journal, (February 23, 1995), p. 11.
McGrady, Suzanne, “Top Photographer Gives Up His Trade for the Sake of Art,” Swampscott Reporter,
(December 15, 2994), p. 5, illus.
Clurman, Irene, “Eye on Art,” Rocky Mountain News, (February 6, 1987), p. 56.
Husted, Bill, “High Profile,” Rocky Mountain News, (February 12, 1987), p. 2.
Husted, Bill, “Ron DiRito’s Society Profiles,” Rocky Mountain News Sunday Magazine,
(May 17, 1987), p.10, illus.
Stone, Mary, “State of the Arts in Colorado,” Channel 57, Cable Television, (February 10, 1987),
30 min., illus.

Professional Membership

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

Community Service

Board of Directors, Salem Access Television, 2011-12
Juror, LynnArts, Inc, Capturing Time, Photography Exhibition, Lynn Community Arts Center, Lynn, MA, 2011
Juror, Marblehead Arts Association, Photography Exhibition, Marblehead, MA, 2011
Juror, 24th Annual Ipswich Art Show, 2010
Advisory Board Member, Visual Communications Advisory Board of the School of Art and Design at
Endicott College, Endicott College, Beverly, MA 2004-Present
Juror, Photography Division: Marblehead Arts Festival, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002-2000
Juror, “2004 Manchester photography Exhibition and Contest,” Manchester Coastal Stream Team, Manchester By-the-Sea, MA, 2004
Juror, “7th Annual Juried Photography and Sculpture Show,” Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA, 2004
Juror, “GBA Juried Arts Exhibition, 2004,” Guild of Beverly Arts, Beverly, MA, 2004
Speaker, Guild of Beverly Arts, Beverly, MA, 2003
Speaker, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA 2002

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