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 central 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.


On the Ground, Gravy Gallery, Philadelphia, PA | 2017
The Philadelphia Photo Society: 150 Years of Light (Group show), The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA | 2016
Philadelphia Photo Society (Group show), Dick Blick, Philadelphia, PA | 2016
The Portrait Reimagined (Group show), New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA | 2016
Art for the Cash Poor, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA | 2016
Trenton Ave Arts Festival, Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA | 2016
Ron Waite: Photographs, Soup Kitchen Cafe, Philadelphia, PA | 2013
Various performances, 37th Street Theater, New York, NY | 1995-1998
July Program Faculty Exhibition (Group show), Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT | 1997
Ba-Ha-Roo (solo performance), Martha Graham Auditorium, Bennington College, Bennington, VT | 1997|
Field Project, Bennington College, Bennington, VT | 1997
East Village Cultural Center (Group show), New York, NY| 1996
Hallway Project, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY | 1995
Runner up, Brookdale Alumni Show, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ| 1993
Juried Competition  (Group show), Red Bank Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ | 1992