Rita Colantonio Artist Biography
Rita Colantonio is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and a former art educator in public schools. She is an award-winning Juried Master Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Center, having exhibited there, in fine art photography since 2005. She has won many awards for her Fine Art Photography and Digital Art at the Cape Cod Art Center, and various online competitions both nationally and internationally. During her years as a Cape Cod Art Center Camera Club member, she achieved a high ranking in competition and was awarded Photographer of the Year in 2016.
In 2016 Rita shifted her focus to Iphonography and Digital Art which allowed her to bring out a new dimension in her work. Since then Rita has won international recognition and awards for her digital images. Her work has been exhibited at the MDAC (Mobil Digital Art & Creativity Summit 2017) in Palo Alto, CA, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention and other national venues, including the Raven Wolf Gallery (University of North Dakota, Best in Show), PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont (2017), Mobile Art from All Over the World Exhibition, Sardinia, Italy (2017), the Akillian Gallery, Massasoit Community College, Boston (2018), MIRA Mobile Art Exhibition 2019, Portugal. She had a solo exhibit of her work at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in 2017 and has produced two book covers. In 2018 Rita was featured in a Chronicle TV segment and interviewed at the Cape Cod Art Center after winning a Best in Show in the Center’s first nationally advertised online Digital Art competition. Rita was also the recipient of two First Place awards at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Annual International I-Phonography Competitions in 2016 and 2017.
Rita is now a leader in the new Digital Art program at the Cape Cod Art Center and teaches at the Center in an Open Studio format. She has also conducted workshops at the Annual Click Conference and Mastering Your Mark Conference through the Cape Cod Art Center. You can find her work regularly exhibited at the Cape Cod Art Center and Nirvana Coffee Co. in Barnstable Village.