Douglas Ritter

Douglas Ritter has been a year-round resident of the Outer Cape since 1997. He first came to Cape Cod in 1987 with a fellowship in painting from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC). He has taught painting, design, drawing and color theory within the BFA Programs of the Corcoran School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Museum School at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and is currently teaching at Cape Cod Community College.

Douglas Ritter has been a year-round resident of the Outer Cape since 1997. He first came to Cape Cod in 1987 with a fellowship in painting from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (FAWC). He has taught painting, design, drawing and color theory within the BFA Programs of the Corcoran School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Museum School of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and is currently teaching at the Cape Cod Community College.

In addition to teaching, Ritter has been active on FAWC’s Visual Program Committee since 1997, and has continually served on the committee’s annual review of over 500 applicants for FAWC’s visual fellowship program for emerging artists and reviewed portfolios for admission at the Corcoran School of Art.

He holds degrees in painting from the University of Maryland (MFA 1987) where he studied with Ann Truitt and Nicholas Krushnick, and the Philadelphia College of Art (BFA 1983), as well as studies at Temple University in Rome, Italy. Awards and grants include a Maryland State Arts Council grant in 2-dimensional media, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and a SECCA/R.J. Reynolds Fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Solo Exhibitions include School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD; Elon College, Burlington, NC; and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery and Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA. His work is in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, MA; and numerous private collections.