Collection: Rita Siemienski Smith


Artist Statement – Contemporary life can be recorded as angry, vulgar or obscene. I choose to relate to and be inspired by the peaceful, beautiful and spiritual qualities of man and nature. The process of creating art is my passion. Color and line produce surface patterns and textures on paper and canvas, using water color, oil or acrylic as my medium.  Nature, abstracted or suggested appears as subject matter in many of my paintings.  Landscapes, waterways and linear sketches drawn while traveling become idea references. Imagination along with inspiration and invention produce the painting while intuition completes the process.  


  • Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, BFA: 1963, Merit Scholarship

  • Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1996, ’94


Select Solo Exhibitions

  • Levering Gallery, PA, “Imagined Space”, 1997; “Paper Dances”, 1996

  • Artforms Gallery, PA, “New Work”, 1999; “Works on Paper”, 1997

  • Abington Art Center, PA, “Time Fragments”, 2001

  • Wayne Art Center, PA, “New Paintings”, 2002

  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Solo 2011, '07, ’05, 1999


Selected Collections

  • Beth Israel Medical Care Center, NY

  • Blue Cross of Greater Philadelphia, PA

  • Compri Hotel, Alexandria, VA

  • Cozen and O’Connor, TX

  • Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP, PA, DE

  • Glaxo Smith Kline, PA

  • Merck and Company, Inc., PA

  • Pew Charitable Trust Foundation, PA, DC

  • REI Technology, PA

  • Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

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