MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 2001
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1991


2017 Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY, Rita MacDonald.
2015 Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY, Amy Finkbeiner and Rita MacDonald.
2010 Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, Sunroom Project Space - Duplex.
2009 Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY, Wrinkles in Time: Rachel Bone and Rita MacDonald.
2008 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, Rita MacDonald - tic.
2005 The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, Project Room - Steel Tread.
1995 Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, Rita MacDonald.


2018 New York Studio School, New York, NY, Known:Unknown.
  Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Three Squared.
  LABspace, Hillsdale NY, True North.
2017 Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, Call & Response.
2015 IPCNY, New York, NY, Published By The Artist.
  LABspace, Hillsdale, NY, Exquisite.
  The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY, Bite. Spit. Repeat.
2014 Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY, view.point.
  The End is Near, Brooklyn, NY, Dime Bag.
  Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY, Inhabiting Ten Eyck.
  Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY, TEN.
2013 Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, Space Invaders.
2012 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, The Line Unleashed.
2011 Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY, Interior.
2010 Homestead Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Three Rooms.
2009 Gallery Satori, New York, NY, Two Degrees of Separation.
  Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury, NY, The Grand.
  Luxe Gallery, New York, NY, Quietly.
2008 Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY, Serial Meditations.
  Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY, Text Messages.
2007 Dieu Donné, New York, NY, Per Square Foot.
  Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles,CA, Pillowtalk.
  3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY, Public Halls Program.
2006 Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, White Box’s Toy Box.
  Mushroom Arts, New York, NY, Starting at the Edge.
  Smack Mellon, Brooklyn,NY, Site 92.
2005 SPACES, Cleveland, OH, Multipicity.
  Dieu Donné, New York, NY, Shangri-La.
  The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, Projects ‘05.
  Tastes Like Chicken, Brooklyn, NY, Under the Rainbow.
  Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Ladylike.
  Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, Fifteen Paces.
  Baltimore Office of the Arts, Baltimore, MD, Picture Window.
  projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKLMOBILE project, Bookmobile Tour throughout US and Canada.
2004 d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Brooklyn, NY, There is a Light that Never Goes Out.
  Dieu Donné, New York, NY, Good Fortune.
  asterisk, Brooklyn, NY, Manifesto? Art Without Consensus.
  A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, generations 04.
2003 HOME, Queens, NY, Contemporary Perspectives.
  d.u.m.b.o. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Stairwell.
  Dieu Donné, New York, NY, Take Out.
  Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, New York / New England / New Talent.
2001 Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Synthetic Dystopia.
  Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, MFA Special Projects.
2000 Eastside Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, On the Surface.
1999 Printed Matter, New York, NY, The Next World.
1996 Printed Matter, New York, NY, WSW 20th Anniversary.
  Academy Art Center Gallery, University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, Turning the Page.
1991 Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
  Benson Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
1990 Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.


Books, Exhibition Catalogs & Periodicals

Artcal. New York, NY. "Picks, Rita MacDonald Tic." March 2008.
Bloodworth, Sandra and William Ayres. New York's Underground Art Museum. The Monacelli Press, New York, NY. 2014, p. 246.
Brooklyn Street Art. "BSA Images of the Week: 11.23.14.", November 23, 2014.
Brownstoner. "Closing Bell: Domino and Dumbo Get New Public Art", November 12, 2014.
Budin, Jeremiah. "New Mural at Domino Site; New York City Pop-Up Book." Curbed., November 11, 2014.
Chow, Elaine. "Virtually Real." Visual Arts Journal, New York, NY, Spring 2004, cover and pp. 3-15.
Design Annual 1998. Print Magazine, September 1998, p.306.
Design Annual 2004. Print Magazine, November/December 2004, pp. 299, 303.
Downtown Express, New York, NY. "Drift Comes to Town." August 31, 2011.
The Drawing Season. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2012.
Dunigan, Peggy Sue. "The Line Unleashed at Kohler Arts Center." Shepherd-Express, Milwaukee, WI. February 16, 2012, p. 26. Milwaukee, WI. "Check out The Line Unleashed at the Kohler Arts Center." February 2012.
French-Sorgini, Brianne. "Space Invaders." NY Arts Magazine, New York, NY. 2013.
Gueyikian, Veken. "The Guggenheim and Hyperallergic Present: Stillspotting Bronx Art Adventure." October 4, 2012.
Haber, John. "5.7.05 Fifteen Paces.", May 2005.
Haber, John. "Modernism's Lost Genration.", April 2008.
Heimbach, Alex. "Adventures in Styrofoam, Maximalism, and Photography." June 1, 2014.
"June in Pictures. Inhabiting Ten Eyck at Storefront Ten Eyck." June 2014.
Kropper, Jean G., Handmade Books. Davis Publications, Worcester, MA, 1997.
Lakin, Jan. "Next Stop: The Subway System's Visual Journey Continues." Interior Design, September 2011
McCorkle, Mery Lynn. "Travelogue 42 Plaid.", 2006.
Newsgrist. New York, NY. "Smack Mellon: Site 92." January 21, 2006.
Parnass, Larry. "New Talent at Hampden Gallery." The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Amherst, MA. February 10, 2003.
Powhida, William. "Under the Rainbow." The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY. June 2005, p. 19.
Projects '05. The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, 2005.
Re:Construction. The Alliance for Downtown New York, New York, NY, 2013.
The Riverdale Press. Bronx, NY. "Meet the Artist in Residence." April 29, 2010.
Salas, Rafael Francisco. "The Drawing Season at the Kohler Arts Center." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, 2012.
Turning the Page. Academy Art Center Gallery, University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, 1996.
Warerkar, Tanay. "Domino Mural Gives Punny Take on Sugar Production." Greenpoint Gazette, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 19, 2014.
Wells, Bonnie. "Layer Cakes, Catalog Shreds and Emerging Artists." Amherst Bulletin, Amherst, MA. January 31, 2003: vol 36, p. 2.
Vartanian, Hrag. "Your Concise Guide to the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios." May 28, 2014.
The Village Voice. New York, NY "Shortlist, Fifteen Paces." May 4, 2005.
Villalonga, Yuneikys. "Space Invaders." Art Experience: New York. New York, NY. Fall 2012 pp. 108-121.

Artist Books

Family, Edition of 100, Published by Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY ,1994.

Web Projects

Artists (web) Space, Artists Space, New York, NY, March 2005.


2014 Printshop Residency Fellowship, The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 Winter Workspace Residency, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY.
2005 Fellowship Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson,VT.
2004 Regional Design Award (New York City), Print Magazine, New York, NY.
2001 The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, NY.
1998 Regional Design Award (New York City), Print Magazine, New York, NY.
1994 Artist Book Fellowship Grant, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
1990 Assistant Printer Fellowship, Vinylhaven Press, Vinylhaven, ME.


2014 Two Trees, Mural Commission for Domino Sugar Factory Site
  Temporary Construction Wall, Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Alliance for Downtown New York, Re:Construction Project Commission
  Temporary Construction Scaffolding, 24 John Street, New York, NY
2011 Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Arts for Transit Commission
  Permanent Mosaics for Ave J and Ave M Stations, Brighton (Q) Line, Brooklyn, NY


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Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Purchase College, Purchase, NY
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Reed College Library, Portland, OR
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Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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