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Artist Resume

Education
1991-3      City and Guilds certificates in Design and in Patchwork and Quilting
                London Institute of Art, Richmond College, Twickenham, UK
1987        Masters of Education, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
1985        Greater New Orleans Writers Project
                University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
1977        Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Gallery Representation
Capitol Street Gallery, Houston TX  and Artful Home on the web

Artist Residencies and Special Awards
2007-11    “Texas Original Artist” Texas Commission on the Arts
2010         “Featured Artist”, 10th Making a Mark Exhibition, Texas Children’s Cancer Center
2009         “Emergency Relief Grant” Texas Commission on the Arts
2008-09    “Artist In Residence”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2007         “Featured Artist”, Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Solo Exhibitions

2014     "Abundance: A Retrospective of Art Quilts by Kim Ritter" Capitol Street Gallery, Houston TX
2007     “Quilts with a Sense of Humor” Fine Arts Gallery, Alvin Community College, Alvin, TX
2004     “Women’s Series” Solo show, Quinn Mixed Bag Gallery, Houston, TX
2003      “Spirit Horses: Mixed Media Art Quilts By Kim Ritter”,  Mixed Bag Gallery, Houston, TX
2002      “Wild Fiber: Art Quilts by Kim Ritter”, Textures Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2000-01 “Face Value: Quilts by Kim H. Ritter”,  Wheelwright Museum of American Indian, Santa Fe,  NM 

Selected Touring Invitational Exhibitions
2011-13    “Lone Star Quilts III” Texas Quit Museum and touring
2004-07    “Women of Biblical Proportions” Houston, TX and touring
2003-04    “911: Las Artistas Reaccionan”, Costa Rica and traveling
2001-02    “America: From the Heart”, Barcelona, Spain and touring

Selected Touring Juried Exhibitions
2009-10    “SAQA: A Sense of Humor” International Quilt Festival and touring
2007-8      “In Full Bloom” International Quilt Festival and touring
2007-8       “SAQA: The Creative Force 2007, IQF and touring
2005-07    “Quilt National 05” The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio
2004        “Federation of Fiber Artists”, TAACCL, Houston, TX and touring
2003-05    “Spirit & Strength”, 2003 Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quilt Art, touring
2003-04    “I Remember Mama”, International Quilt Festival, USA tour
2002-05     “Soil Sample” Art in Embassies Program, Islamabad, Pakistan
2002-04    “Fine Focus 02”, Cornell Museum, Florida and touring
2003-05     “Tarot Art Quilt Project”, Chicago, IL and touring
2002-03    “A Page from My Journal”, Quilts: International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX &USA
2002-03    “Masterpieces: A Voyage of Self Expression”, Houston TX and touring
2000-02    “Roots of Racism: Fear and Ignorance”, Knoxville Museum of Art & touring
                      
Selected Awards
2007        “Best of America: Mixed Media Artists and Artisans” Kennedy Publishing
2006        “Texas Original Artist”, Texas Commission on the Arts
2006        Award of Merit “Side by Side”, TAACCL, Houston, TX
2004        Third Place “Quilts: A World of Beauty” Art Small,        
2002        Honorable Mention “Poetic Prisms”, HAFA Gallery Show, Houston, TX   
2001        First Place “Multiplicities”, HAFA Annual Show, Houston TX
2000        Best Use of Medium “Roots of Racism: Fear and Ignorance”, Vertigo Studios
2000        Innovation "The Good Earth", Aullwood Audubon Farm    
2000        First Place “Stellar Energy”, Mixed Bag Gallery       
1999        3rd Place Theme Quilt  “Fiber Artists of Houston”       
1998        Judge's Choice “Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Juried Show”       
1994        Honorable Mention Traditional Quilt “Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Juried   
1994        Second Place Traditional Pieced Amateur Quilt “American Quilter's Society"
1994        2nd Place: Advanced Geometric Quilt,
               “National Patchwork  Championships” UK
               3rd Place: Quilter's Guild Award: Colour,
               “National Patchwork Championship" UK
               3rd Place: Advanced Quilt,
               “National Patchwork Championships” UK

Bibliography of Books and Articles Written by Ritter
2010-11   Editor, Art Cars of Houston Blog
2008        “Making the Leap to Professional Artist” The SAQA Journal Summer
2007        “Curator’s Statement” The Creative Force catalogue, SAQA
2002        "Artists React To Tragedy" Fiberarts Magazine, March/April 2002
2007        Quick Quilting,  2nd Russian language edition
2001        Quick Quilting,  1st Russian language edition
1999        Quick Quilting,  Harper-Collins (Australian edition)
1998        Quick Quilting,  BLV (German language edition)
1997        Quick Quilting Quilt Digest Press (US edition)
1996        Quick Quilting,  Merehurst-Fairfax (UK edition hardcover)   

Selected Invitational Shows
2014     “Kindred Spirit", The Art Car Museum, The Art Car Museum, Houston, TX2013
2013     "Kim Ritter and Friends", Bombshell, Houston, TX
2012     “Lone Star Quilts III”, The Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange Texas
2008     “Tip Of the Iceberg” Williams Tower, Houston, TX
               “Saints and Sinners and Wisecracking Women”, Brazosport Art and Science Center, Clute TX
2006     “Texas Art Quilts Invitational”, Kerr Arts Center, Kerrville, TX
2004     Power for Change” Museum of the American Quilters Society, Paducah, KY
            “Alegre Quilts”, Alegre Retreat, Santa Fe, NM
2003     “Small Quilts Exhibition”, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
            “Quilts?”, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
2001     “Third Annual Textile Exhibit”, Bradiggins Arts Gallery, Hillsborough, N
2000       “Twenty-Six  of the Best”, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998     “Stars and Stripes Forever Invitational Show”, Santa Fe, NM

Publications Featuring Ritter’s Work
2011     “Sun Ponies” Lone Star Quilts III, Lark Books
2010     A Snowball’s Chance”  SAQA: A Sense of Humor, Studio Art Quit Associates
            “Handy Woman Tools” 500 Art Quilts, Lark Books
¨2009    “Journal Quilts” Creative Quilting: The Journal Project, Quilting Arts LLC
            “Sign of the Times” Quilters Newsletter Magazine, June/July 2009
            “Doing the Can-Can” Portfolio 15, Studio Art Quilt Associates
            “Paved with Good Intentions” SAQA Journal Spring 2008
            “Hourglass Figure”, “Raking It In”, “Do it Yourself” “Caution: Women at Work”
                Figuratively  Speaking Catalogue, Quilt San Diego/Quilt Visions
2007     “ Doing the Can-Can”
            “SAQA: The Creative Force 2007” Studio Art Quilt Associates       
            “Best of American: Mixed Media Artists and Artisans” Kennedy Publishing
            “Portfolio 14” Studio Art Quilt Associates
            “Spirit Horse #10” Pin Oak Charity T’Shirt, Houston, TX
2006     Portfolio 13 Studio Art Quilt Associates
            Journal Quilts  “Creative Quilting” Quilting Arts LLC
2005       Portfolio 12 Studio Art Quilts Associates
            “Seamstress”, I Remember Mama,  C&T Publishing
            “Best Friends Doll”, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, Spring 2005
            “Handy Woman Tools” Quilters Newsletter Magazine Jan/Feb 2005
            “Spirit Horses 2” Quilters Newsletter Magazine April 2005
            “Jezabel” Quilting Arts Magazine Summer 2005
            “Sampler” Quilts: A World of Beauty Winner Gallery
2004      “Jezabel”, Women of Biblical Proportions, CD Cover
            “Jezabel”, International Quilt Festival Chicago Class Catalogue
            “If Men Could Menstruate”, Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Winter 2004
            “Spark” and “Night Ponies”, The Artful Home , Guild Sourcebooks
            “Seamstress #2: Mother”, Postcard for Museum of the American Quilters Society                       “Fairy Tales Wives Tales and Motherly Advice” Quilting Arts Magazine, Summer 2004
           “Resurfacing” Quilters Newsletter Magazine
2003        “Soil Sample”    The Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear,
             “Spirit Horses #3” Masterpieces 2003: Spirit and Strength
            “Sun Pony” and “Sun Ponies”, The Artful Home 2, Guild Sourcebooks
             “Caught in Crystal” Masterpieces 2002: A Voyage of Self Expression
2002      "Lady of the Lake" & "Spirit Horse", The Artful Home, Guild Publications
            "New Tears", Quilters Newsletter Magazine,
            "Lady of the Lake", Fiberarts Magazine Jan/Feb 2002
            "New Tears" Quilting Arts Magazine Jan/Feb 2002
2001      "New Tears" International Quilt Market Buyers Guide Fall 2001
            "New Tears" Quintessential Quilt Fall 2001
            "Quilts: An American Story", NHK TV JAPAN
            "Face Value" June/July Issue of American Craft  Magazine
            "Pumpkins for Nanny" HISD channel, Interview Backdrop
            “Harvest Moon" Hillsborough Arts Festival Poster and T’Shirt
            "Face Value", "Organic Energy"," Geode" Guild Sourcebook 17
1999      "Pumpkins for Nanny" Quilter's Newsletter Magazine
            ”Resurfacing" Fiberarts Design Book 6, Lark Books
1998       “Drifting Along" Curves in Motion , by Judy B. Dales,  C&T Publishing
1994       "Peacock Passion" American Quilter Magazine, Summer 1994
            "Peacock Passion" National Patchwork Association Newsletter, Fall   
            "Peacock Passion" American Quilter's Society Video of 1994 Winners
            "Peacock Passion" American Quilter's Society Show Winners Postcards
TV Appearances
2012     Great Day Houston
2011     “America’s Got Talent”, Opening segment on Houston June 2011
            “Gloworama” KHOU New Years Eve 2011
2003     “Smooth As Silk” Simply Quilts Episode #903, HGTV
1999     Quilts: An American Story", NHK TV JAPAN 2003

Curatorial/ Work Experience
2010-11    Editor of Art Cars of Houston Blog
2009-11    Board of Directors, Art Cars of Houston, Inc., a 501(c)3
2008-9      Co-Curator, “New Focus ”, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay OR
2007         Juror, “Sinners and Saints and Wisecracking Women,  Brazosport Art League, Clute, Texas
2007         Lecturer, IQF “The Creative Force” International Quilt Festival
2001-08    Curator/ Juror and Co-Director of Fine Focus 02, Fine Focus 04, and Fine Focus 06
2007         Juror, “Celebrate Spring” IQF Chicago
2007         Curator, “Creative Force” IQF Houston and traveling
2006         Juror, “Crosscurrents” SAQA Regional Show. AQS
2006         Curator, “Subtle Songs”  SAQA on-line exhibition
2006         Juror, “Everywoman” Art Quilts On Line
2005-06    Exhibition Committee, Studio Art Quilt Associates
2004         Regional Rep Coordinator, Studio Art Quilt Associates
2004         Gallery Show Co-Chair, Houston Area Fiber Artists
2003-06    Vice President of Membership, International Quilt Association
2002         Curator/ Juror and Co-Director of Focus: Materials and Meaning,
                Mixed Bag Gallery, Houston, TX
2002-04    Vice President of Membership, International Quilt Association
2002-04    Texas Rep, Surface Design Association
2001-04    Central Zone Representative, Studio Art Quilt Association
2001_04    Hanging Committee, Mixed Media Artists of Houston
2001         Author "Artist React To Tragedy" Fiberarts Magazine, March/April 2002
2001         Coordinator, America: From the Heart exhibit, Quilt Festival, TX
2001         Portfolio Designer, Mixed Media Artists of Houston and GOWIG
1998         Guest Lecturer, Textile Dept.  University of Houston, Houston TX
1997         Schoolhouse, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
1996         Author of Quick Quilting
1982-85    High School Teacher, Jefferson Parish Schools, New Orleans, LA
1981-2      Primary Teacher, Marjorie Walters School for Gifted, New Orleans, LA
1978-80    Assistant Teacher, St. Francis Day School, Atlanta, GA

Selected Juried Shows
2010     “ SAQA: A Sense of Humor” Houston, TX
2009     “Artist in Residence Show” Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2008     “Texas Green” Art Car Museum, Houston, TX
            “New Focus” Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
            “Figuratively Speaking” Visions Art Quilt Gallery, San Diego California
            “High Fiber Under Five” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
            “Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Houston, TX
            “Red Bull Art of the Can” The Galleria, Houston, TX
            “Celebrations of Spirit”, Brazosport Art and Science Center, Clute, TX       
            “TXO, Texas Original”, Elgin Fine Art and Music Gallery Elgin TX
            “Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Houston, TX
2006        “Women of Influence” Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
            “Folks In Fiber” Cahoon Museum of Art       
            “Psalms and Proverbs”, Margolis Gallery, Houston, TX
            “Quilts: A World of Beauty”, Houston, TX
            “Side By Side” TAACCL, Houston, TX
            “Visual Voice” Cintas Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
            “Showcase: An Exhibition of Surface Design Association Representative”,
            Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville NC
2005       “Quilt National 05” The Dairy Barn, Ohio
            “The Image and the Quilt” Primedia Gallery, Golden, Colorado
            “Common Threads” St Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA
            “New Works in Fiber”, Travis Towers, Houston, TX
            “Fiberworks”, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX
            “Second Annual Miniature Exhibition” Ocean County Artist Guild, Island Heights, NJ
2004     “Quilts: A World of Beauty” Houston, TX
            “Fiberworks”, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX
            “Color Odyssey” Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX
2003        “Small Works”, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee WI
            “Color Odyssey” The Steve R Gregg Gallery, Art Institutes, Houston TX
            “Wrapped in Cloth”, TUBAC, Tucson, AZ
            “Journeys”, The Arts Alliance At Clear Lake, Houston, TX
            “Annual All Media Juried Exhibit”, TAACCL, Houston, TX  
           “Textures and Inspirations”, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria LA,    
             “Art Quilts at the Sedgwick”, Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA
             “Alegre Quilts”, Alegre Retreat, Santa Fe, NM
2002        “Quilts: A World of Beauty”, International Quilt Association, Houston, TX
           “Images”, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
             “Artist as Quiltmaker”, FAVA, Oberlin, OH
             “Night Sky”, Aullwood Audubon Farm, Dayton Ohio
            “Flags and Surfboards”, TAACCL, Houston, TX
           “Art Quilts”, Alegre Retreat, Santa Fe, NM
            “Color Splash”, Mixed Media Artists of Houston, TX
2001     “Piecemeal: Putting It All Together Invitational”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,
           “Quilts: A World of Beauty”, International Quilt Festival Juried Show, Houston, TX
           “Houston Area Fiber Artists”, Mixed Bag Gallery, Houston, TX
            “Artist Gallery Show” Chalk Farm Gallery, Santa Fe NM
           “Modern Threads: Art Quilts, Year Six”, Chandler Center for the Arts, AZ
           “Quilts: A Journey Through History “Longview Museum of Art, , Longview, TX
           “Textiles and Clay Juried Exhibition”, TAACCL, Houston, TX
           “Mindscapes 2”, Mixed Media Artists of Houston, The Art Institute, Houston, TX
           “Multiplicities”, Fiber Artists of Houston Juried Show, Houston, TX
             “Mindscapes”, Mixed Media Artists of Houston,  The Jung Center, Houston, TX
           “Surface: Substance and Structure”, New Harmony Art Gallery, New Harmony, IN
             “Contemporary Quilts Featuring Kim Ritter, Judy Dales and Ginny Eckley”
            The Arts Alliance Center Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2000       “The Artist as Quiltmaker”, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, OH
           “The Good Earth”, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, Dayton, OH
             “Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Juried Show”, Williamsburg, PA
             “Quilters Heritage Quilt Show”, Lancaster, PA
             “Stellar Energy”, Mixed Bag Gallery, Houston, TX
1999        “Contemporary Art Quilt”, Thirteen Moon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
             “Illuminations”, The Art Institute of Houston, Houston TX
             “Focus on Fiber” Juried Gallery Show, Houston, TX
             “Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Juried Show”, Williamsburg, PA
             “Quilters' Heritage Juried Show”, Lancaster, PA
1998       “Progressions”, Great Expectations, Houston, TX
           “Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibition”, Juried Show, Fort Worth, PA
             “Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival Juried Show”, Williamsburg, PA
           “Quilters' Heritage Juried Show”, Lancaster, PA
             “International Quilt Festival Juried Show”, Houston, TX
1997       “International Quilt Festival Juried Show”, Houston, TX   
1995       “American Quilter's Society Juried Show”, Paducah, KY
             “National Patchwork Championships”, Ascot, England, UK
1994       “American Quilter's Society Juried Show”, Paducah, KY   
            “National Patchwork Championships”, Ascot, England, UK
1993       “City and Guild's Student Exhibition”, Richmond College, Twickenham, UK

Art Car Appearances
2014     “Houston Art Car Parade,” Houston TX
2013     “Houston Art Car Parade,” Houston TX
2012     “Houston Art Car Parade,” Houston TX
2011-8   "Gloworama Illuminated Parade,” Houston TX
            “Houston Art Car Parade,” Houston TX
            “Gloworama Illuminated Parade,” Houston TX
            “Houston Art Car Parade,” Houston TX2009

Collections
Kim's work is found in private, corporate and museum collections in the US and Europe including: Quilts, Inc. Corporate Collection, Houston, TX, The Red Bull Art of the Can Collection; The Arts Alliance Center, Clear Lake, TX; The Friendship Force, Atlanta, GA; The Dansk Shoe Co; Barnes Roofing Corporation, TN; M. Anhaltzer Collection, Santa Fe NM; Margaret Bradley, New Orleans LA; David Shuey, Washington, DC; Anthony and Colleen Sharkey, Milan, Italy

Memberships
Houston Art Car Klub
Georgia Cherokee Tribe
Studio Art Quilt Association
Surface Design Association
American Quilters Society
Ford Skyliner Club
Mixed Media Artists of Houston
Women in Textiles
International Quilt Association
American Craft Association

On the Web
www.artfulhome.com        www.galleryquilts.com       www.kimritter.com
www.NotionsOnArt.com

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