Rita Flores

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Artist Statement

I am a visual artist who had worked mainly with acrylics and oils painting in a traditional manner. I have a heavy basis in drawing, having gone to the New York Studio School and studied drawing from the model.

Recently I began working digitally and exploring the use of mark making and collage with iPhone and iPad painting “apps”. In my digital collages I am using images that I have created using the iPhone photo apps to create very personal images. I am also using the various painting apps to create landscapes and portraits which elaborate on the paintings I had created in the 1990’s with acrylic paint. Using the touch screen has allowed me to make the images more painterly. Both the iPhone and iPad technology are very exciting because they are so new.

If you are interested in my artwork or would like to contact me please email me at Rflores63@optimum.net


Montclair University, Montclair, NJ

New York Studio School, New York, NY

Selected Exhibits:

“Women”s Future Show”, LITM, Jersey City, New Jersey

“Music is the Glue of the World” Sticks and Stones, Hawthorne, New Jersey

“Heroes and Bombshells-The Art of Rita Flores” The Alementary, Hackensack, New Jersey

MDAC 2017, Pablo Alto Art Center, California

“Through the Looking Glass” LITM Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

“Against The Grain-Art of the Counter Culture” Artworks Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey

“Never Grow Up-The Art of Comicon” Blackbird Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

“IPad Paintings” Mobile Digital Art and More” Boonton, New Jersey

MDAC 2015, Pablo Alto Art Center, California

MacWorld/iWorld 2013 Digital Gallery, Moscone Center, San Francisco, California

“#Twitterartexhibit” Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Secrets and Stories”, West Ox Arts, Oxfordshire, England

“The Whimsical and Macabre” The Grassy Noel Gallery, Teaneck, New Jersey

“ArtRageous”, LA Mobile Arts Festival, California

Portraits of the Queen: An Exhibition Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee” West Oxford Arts, Oxfordshire, UK

“iPad Paintings” Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine

A Brush With Breakfast“, Noo Cafe, West Leeds, UK

The Digital Canvas” Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco, California

Art from the Ipad” Austin Details Gallery, Austin, Texas

“Twitter Art Exhibit” Moss Library, Norway

Illuminated TouchThe Openhouse Gallery, New York, New York

The World at their Fingertips” The Flying Pig Gallery, Algoma, WI

A Healing Touch: Digital Offerings of Peace to Women Survivors” L’Eclat de Verre Versailles, Georgetown, Washington, DC

NJ Fine Arts Annual, Montclair Museum, Upper Montclair, NJ

“People, Places and Things: An Exploration of the Portrait”, New York Studio School, NY, NY

“Thirty Years of Drawing” New York Studio School, NY, NY

“The Metro Show”, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

Revelations:Personal Visions/The Humanist View“, Aljira, Newark, NJ

“Montclair in Manhattan”, Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY

“All Women Show” Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ

Published Artwork
2017 Portrait Revolution, Julia Kay
2013 Mobile Digital Art: Using the iPad as a Creative Tool, David Leibowitz
2012 Portraits of the Queen, West Oxford Arts
2012 Digital Artist, Issue 29, Illustrate on your iPad
1998 Czyz, Vincent, “Adrift in a Vanishing City


Vermont Studio Program

Where you can see my work:

My Flickr Stream

Just iPhone Art

Fingerpainted.it Artist Directory

iCreated Gallery

iPhone Art

Top Artists Directory

Lovely Linkage:

Escape into Life

Ipad Studio Blog

Mycoffeeface Blog

Julia Kay’s Blog

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Self Portrait with iPad