Ronald William Waite

Ronald William Waite

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    Photography

    Artist's Biography

    Waite's photographs explore the hidden narratives of objects and places. A mangled doll on the pavement; a man lighting a cigarette under the El; a fluorescent bulb elevated into the unrecognizable; the images point to an intrinsic order and symmetry that exists in all things, pulling us into the story of all that goes unnoticed. Waite, whose beginnings were as a painter and installation artist, has always used photography as a sort of sketchbook; however, in recent years the photographs have taken a co-role in his work. Waite studied fine art at SVA in New York City and lives and works in the East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2018
    Ronald William Waite: Photography, American Mortals, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    On The Ground, Gravy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Ron Waite: Photographs,* Soup Kitchen Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

    Group
    2022
    Everything is Narrative, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    Investigations in Infrastructure, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    2020
    Observations in the Ordinary, Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    2018
    Indian Photography Festival, State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India

    Feature Shoot Exhibition, Root Galleries, Brooklyn, NY

    (No) Latency, Refraction Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    2017
    Feature Shoot Exhibition, Root Galleries, Brooklyn, NY

    2016
    The Philadelphia Photo Society: 150 Years of Light, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Photo Society, Dick Blick, Philadelphia, PA

    The Portrait Reimagined, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

    2011
    Open studio exhibition, Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    Ekphrasis: Photos and Text, Philadelphia, PA

    Other
    2016
    Art for the Cash Poor, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

    Trenton Ave Arts Festival, Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    Open studio tour, Philadelphia, PA

    Publications

    "Moving Portrait of a City: Under Philadelphia’s El Train", Lens Culture, March

    "Everything is Narrative", Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    "Investigations in Infrastructure", Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    "Observations in the Ordinary", Subjectively Objective, Detroit, MI

    Professional Experience

    2015 - 2019
    Photographer/Artist
    Independent

    2008 - 2015
    Restorer/Designer
    Independent Contractor

    2004 - 2007
    Space Aged Beef Productions
    Owner

    1998 - 2007
    Space Framing
    Owner

    Education

    1999
    School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
    Major: Fine Art

    1995
    Brookdale College, Middletown, NJ