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Bio

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.

Exhibitions

Print Swap/Feature Shoot Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY | 2017
Photo Society Salon, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA | 2017
Exposure, NHA, New Hope PA | 2017
On the Ground (solo show), 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, The Soup Kitchen, 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
Honorable mention, Brookdale Alumni Show, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ| 1993
Juried Competition  (Group show), Red Bank Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ | 1992