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Photo Credits: Alice G. Patterson Photography - Makeup: A-List Artistry

Photo Credits: Alice G. Patterson Photography - Makeup: A-List Artistry

SHORT BIO

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. Rizzo is also the recipient of several awards and honors, in addition to the 2016 first Award in the SUNY Empire State College 8th Annual Student Art Competition, she is the recipient of the 2014 Individual Artist Commission Grant from CNY Arts Decentralization Program, and the 2013 Curator-in-Residence at The Tech Garden in Syracuse, NY. Maria Rizzo was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1987.


Selected Exhibitions (*solo shows)

2017

SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES: Art About the Northern forest, Vol. 2, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY. Curated by Cori E. Card.

*VELATURA, SUNY Empire State College, East Syracuse, NY.

2016    

BRANCHES, BRAMBLES, & ROOTS: AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING TREES, View Art Center, Old Forge, NY. Curated by Bob Erickson, Michael Trivieri. (Juried Exhibition)

MADE IN NY 2016, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY. Curated by John von Bergen and Ann Clarke. (Juried Exhibition)

*TREES OF ONONDAGA, Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Falcone Library, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY. (Juried Exhibition)

2015

NEW GROWTH, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY. (Invitational)

2014

STATE OF BEING, RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J.  Curated by Sara Gendlek, Donna Gustafson, and Patrick Schiavino. (Juried Exhibition)

STONE CANOE ART EXHIBIT, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY. Curated by Melora Griffis. (Juried Exhibition)

2013   

THE LANGUAGE OF TREES, The Red House Art Center, Syracuse, NY. Curated by Marianne Dalton. (Invitational)

*TREES: TOTEMS OF LIFE, Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY. (Juried Exhibition)

2012  

NYS JURIED ART EXHIBIT, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, NY. (Juried Exhibition)

2010  

EMERGING WOMEN OF CNY SERIES #1, Red House Gallery, Syracuse NY. Curated by Marianne Dalton. (Juried Exhibition)

Awards and Honors

2016    1st Award in the SUNY Empire State College 8th Annual Student Art Competition and Poster winner.

2014   Individual Artist Commission Grant from the CNY Arts 2014 Decentralization Program.

2013   Honorable Mention from the RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, N.J.            

            Artist-in-Residence and Curator at The Tech Garden, Syracuse, NY.

2012   NYFA MARK 12 Bootcamp, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY.

Permanent Collections

2017   SUNY Empire State College, in Syracuse, NY.

2015   Onondadaga Free Library, in Syracuse, NY.

Affiliations

2015 - To Present

Roundtable's moderator for women in the creative business at the Wise Center in Syracuse, NY.

Artist-in-Residence at Natur-Tyme, DeWitt, NY.

Education

2017 - SUNY Empire State College, East Syracuse, NY. BA – Visual Arts

2007 - Liceo Artistico Preziosissimo Sangue, Monza, Italy. High school diploma.