Maddi Ring - Photographs



Artists Statement

As a self-taught photographer, I have traveled to remote parts of the world seeking out unusual images of people, still life, landscape and architecture. I use both color and monochromatic tonal range to reproduce the scene and set the mood. In addition I work in image transfer to create a completely different, watercolor effect and use digital manipulation on select images to produce tinted black and white images as well as fanciful color abstracts.


Memberships

  • Professional Women Photographers – Past Vice President and President
  • International Center of Photography
  • New York Center for Photographic Art (co- owner)

Subject Matter

  • Cultural Images
  • Portraiture
  • Still Life
  • Architecture
  • Landscape

Geography

  • Asia: Bhutan, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Siberia, Russia, Philippines, Khazakstan, Kyrgystan, Japan, Laos
     
  • Europe/Middle East/Africa: Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Mali, Ethiopia, France, England, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
     
  • Latin America: Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Belize, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Falkland Islands, Cuba, Brazil, Antarctica
     
  • North America: New York, New Jersey, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Washington DC, Nevada, Canada, Utah, Montana, Colorado

Awards

  • First Place Color category - AT&T Employee Photo Contest
  • Blue Ribbons - Employee Photo Club New York City
  • Jury Points - Watchung Arts Center annual group show
  • Second Place - "All About Water" Tracey Art Center
  • Nomination - 2006 International Color Awards
  • Best in Show – 2008 Gaelen Annual Art Show and Sale

Shows

Pre 2003 

  • Soho Photo Gallery, New York City Group Show - Juried
  • "The World at Your Doorstep" solo show Morristown NJ
  • Mansion in May designers exhibit Morristown NJ
  • Various galleries in NJ and NY
  • Annual private craft show Northern New Jersey
  • West of Soho, Morristown NJ - resident artist
  • Papyrus Designs, Morristown, NJ - resident artist

Solo/Two Person Shows

  • Presbyterian Church of Franklin Lakes NJ 2004
  • Tracy Art Center, Ct. 2 person show 2005, 2006
  • Frelinghuysen Arboretum 2006
  • Institute For Retirees in Pursuit of Education - solo show 2012

Juried Group Shows

  • James Beard Foundation NY, NY 2003
  • 80 Washington Sq E Galleries – Small Works 2004, 2006
  • PWP "Alternative Processes" Cork Gallery – Lincoln Center NY. 2005
  • Erickson-Davis Gallery Ivoryton, Ct. 2005
  • Steppingstone Gallery Huntington, NY. 2005
  • "All About Water" Tracey Art Center, Ct. 2005, 2006
  • PWP – "INSIDE" Chrystie Street Gallery – NY, NY 2007
  • PWP – "PASSION" Umbrella Arts Gallery – NY. NY 2007
  • PWP – Elegy for Eden – Durst Building, NY, NY 2008
  • Unique Vision – Watchung Arts Center, Watchung NJ 2007
  • PWP – "SANS NARRATIVE" N Mercantile Exchange NY, NY 2007
  • PWP – 2007NewWork2008 25st Gallery NY, NY 2008
  • Gaelen Gallery JCC Whippany, NJ 2008
  • PWP - "A FLY ON THE WALL"  NOoSPHERE Gallery NY, NY 2013

Juried Craft Shows

  • Quail Hollow Newburgh Fall 2005
  • Crafts on the Hudson, Mohegan Sun Winter 2005
  • Sugarloaf Somerset Spring 2006, 2007
  • Sugarloaf Hartford Fall 2006
  • Somerset Environmental Center Spring 2006, 2007
  • Crafts at Rhinebeck Spring 2006, 2007
  • Brooklyn Museum 2006
  • Crafts at Morristown Spring 2007, 2008
  • Fall Morristown Kiwanis Craft 2007
  • Crafts at Lincoln Center Spr 2007, Fall 2007, Spr 2008
  • Crafts at New Paltz 2007
  • Crafts at Lyndhurst Spring 2008
  • Crafts at Nassau Museum of Art Fall 2008

Other

  • Article "Paint and Toilet Seats – our adventure in Cuba" PWP Magazine June 2005 (with photos).
  • Guest Speaker – Princeton Camera Club