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
SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES: Art About the Northern forest, Vol. 2, Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY. Curated by Cori E. Card.
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.
NEW GROWTH, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY. Invitational.
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.
THE LANGUAGE OF TREES, The Red House Art Center, Syracuse, NY. Curated by Marianne Dalton.
NYS JURIED ART EXHIBIT, Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York. Juried.
EMERGING WOMEN OF CNY SERIES #1, Red House Gallery, Syracuse New York. Juried by Marianne Dalton.
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.
2017 SUNY Empire State College, East Syracuse, NY. BA – Visual Arts
2008-09 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Painting