Rita Leduc: Heralding from rural NJ, Leduc is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes photography, painting, drawing, collage, and installation. Collaborating with chosen locations, Leduc’s work addresses ideas of primal, environmental empathy, conflation of defined boundaries, and sensorial essence of place. Her work was most recently shown at Ortega y Gasset Projects (NY), Shift Space (KS), Trestle Contemporary (NY), This Friday or Next Friday (NY), and Public Address (NY). She is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Artist Grant (Tofte Lake Center), the Wells College Scholar-in-Residence Award, the Peter Stroud Scholarship, and the Rachofsky Scholarship. Leduc received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches at Ramapo College of New Jersey and is Creator and Co-Founder of GROUNDWORK, an interdisciplinary creative retreat.