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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 including: the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, the View Art Center in Old Forge, the Wilson Art Gallery at Le Moyne College, the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, and the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York.

Rizzo’s work is included in permanent collections at Upstate Cancer Center and at the Onondaga Free Library in Syracuse, and at SUNY Empire State College in East Syracuse, New York. Rizzo is the recipient of several awards and honors, in addition to the 2016 First Award in the SUNY Empire State College 8th Annual 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 Solo Shows

2017   VELATURA, SUNY Empire State College, East Syracuse, New York.

2016   TREES OF ONONDAGA, Wilson Art Gallery, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York. Juried.

2013   TREES: TOTEMS OF LIFE, Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY. Juried.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  

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

2016  

BRANCHES, BRAMBLES, & ROOTS: AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATING TREES, View Art Center, Old Forge, New York. Juried by Bob Erickson, Michael Trivieri.

MADE IN NY 2016, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York. Juried by John von Bergen and Ann Clarke. Juried.

2015

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

2014

STATE OF BEING, RSI Bank's 3rd Annual Artists Contest in Rahway, New Jersey. Juried by Sara Gendlek, Donna Gustafson, and Patrick Schiavino.

STONE CANOE ART EXHIBIT, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, New York. Juried by Melora Griffis.

2013

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

2012

NYS JURIED ART EXHIBIT, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York. Juried.

2010

EMERGING WOMEN OF CNY SERIES #1, Red House Gallery, Syracuse New York. Juried by Marianne Dalton.

Public Collections

2018   UPSTATE CANCER CENTER, Syracuse, New York

2017   SUNY Empire State College, East Syracuse, New York

2015   Onondaga Free Library, Syracuse, New York

Awards and Honors

2016   1st Award in the SUNY Empire State College’s 8th Annual Student Art Competition.

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

2013   Honorable Mention, 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.

Education

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

2008-09   Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Painting