ABOUT MARIA RIZZO
Are you tired of the same old mass-produced art that doesn’t reflect you and what you stand for?
Do you have a hard time finding the perfect work of art that promotes your unique values and aspirations?
I can help. My name is Maria Rizzo and I am a fine artist specialized in acrylic painting on canvas.
I strive for excellence. Each painting is executed with skillful and polished techniques to achieve elegant results.
My costumers are proud home and business owners with a keen eye for beauty, a deep connection with the world around them and an understanding of the powerful influence of art.
I help raise the prestige of my clients’ homes and businesses by creating highly customized works of art that reflect their highest values, their strengths and what makes them stand out to their circles of friends and loyal costumers.
Maria Rizzo’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the northeast of the United States and abroad, including the ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY; the RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J.; and the Museo d' Arte Contemporanea di Lissone in Italy. Rizzo is also the recipient of several awards and honors, in addition to the 2014 Individual Artist Commission from CNY Arts, she is the recipient of an Honorable Mention from the RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J., she is the former Artist-in-Residence and Curator at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, New York and she is a 2012 NYFA Mark Alumna. Maria Rizzo was born in Bologna, Italy in 1987.
Since I can remember, I always had the most difficult time expressing my thoughts and feelings into words; a barrier that lead to a very frustrating and solitary childhood. During this time, my mother introduced me to drawing and painting, which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.
Art helped me because the creative process allowed me to express my thoughts and feelings on paper. Art gave me confidence and since I was 9 years old I knew I had to become a professional fine artist for a living.
Some of my favorite memories from childhood are the ones where my mother used to take me for long walks at the park near our home in Carnate, Italy and our visits to art museums. Spending quality time with my mother, going for restorative walks in nature and visiting art museums awakened in me a feeling of deep connection and gratitude between my life and nature, and a aspiring desire to become a exceptional artist.
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