Kimberly Anderson Ritchie received her Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Ritchie is joining Plymouth State University from her previous appointment at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. She has also taught at Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, and Aims Community College in Colorado, and North Stokes High School in North Carolina. She is the Coordinator of the Printmaking Program at PSU and teaches within the Printmaking Program as well as a variety of other classes within the Art Department.
Ritchie’s curiosity, love, and respect for the natural environment has directed her artistic practice, which focuses on a visual response to the natural environment as well as a focus on an array of environmental issues. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States. Most recently she completed several artist residencies, including The Ucross Foundation Residency Program and a residency at the North Carolina Museum of Art where she completed a collaborative children’s book, which is in the collection all Elementary and Middle Schools in the state of North Carolina.