Rita Baunok is a Hungarian-born American photographer based in South Salem, New York.
Baunok, who holds an MFA in Photography from the International Low Residency MFA Program at the University of Hartford, has been working on long term projects for the past fifteen years. Much of this time was focused on series of visual documentation of stories, relationships and ideas about people and places. She savors the process of research, the joy of exploration and creating beautiful objects in her darkroom. Baunok's work is mainly black and white; printed as gelatin-silver, platinum and transfer on aluminum. Her photographs have been exhibited in the United States, Hungary and Colombia; and are part of several collections.



EDUCATION


  • 2017 MFA (Photography), University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
  • 2013 BFA (Photography), Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY. Summa Cum Laude
  • 2006 Associate in Applied Science (Visual Arts - Photography), Westchester Community College, State University of New York, Valhalla, NY
  • 2006 Associate in Arts (Liberal Arts), Westchester Community College, State University of New York, Valhalla, NY

OTHER EDUCATION


  • 2010 Silvermine School of Art (Photography), New Canaan, CT
  • 2008 School of International Center of Photography, New York, NY
  • 2007 Center for Arts (Photography), Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


  • 2018 Steering Committee Member, The Ground Glass, An Association of Fine Art Photographers, Westchester, NY.
  • 2013 Guest Speaker at Anthropology Department at Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
  • 2010 Co-Coordinator, 15th Annual National Photography Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY.
  • 2009 Private Photography Instructor
  • 2007 Juror at a Photography Competition, Sommers Framing and Fine Art Gallery, Sommers, NY
  • 2006 Curator for Photographer Hal Swartz "Morocco" Show, Piermont Gallery, Piermont, NY

RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS


  • 2018 Greenwich Art Society Award - Jenny Harris from MOMA Department of Painting, "Parallel Visions, Realism & Abstraction", Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
  • 2014 Recognition of New York State Senate - George Latimer New York State Senator, "On the Gypsy Row" (Aspects) Solo Show, MAG Gallery, Larchmont, NY
  • 2008 Honorable Mention, Silvermine School of Art 18th Annual Juried Competition, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
  • 2007 Honorable Mention, Greenwich Art Society Members' Juried Show, Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT
  • 2006 First Place winner, New Rochelle Art Association's Exhibition, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY
  • 2006 Honorable Mention, New Rochelle Art Association's Exhibition, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY

PUBLICATIONS


  • 2018 In Secula Seculorum, self-published Blurb book
  • 2017 La Esperanza, self-published limited addition artist's book
  • 2013 On the Gypsy Row, self-published Blurb book
  • 2012 Tiempo Muerto, self-published A&I book
  • 2012 Tiempo Muerto, self-published limited addition artist's book
  • 2006 Colors of Death, self-published Blurb book

BIBLIOGRAPHY


  • ArtsWestchester, December, 2017
  • The Heavy Collective, Thirteen: Hartford MFA Photography Thesis Show, August, 2017
  • Humble Arts Foundation, This Year's Hartford Photography MFA, August, 2017
  • LewisboroLedger, July, 2015
  • LewisboroLedger, August, 2014
  • ArtsWestchester, March, 2006