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Cindy Rizza is a contemporary realist painter living in New Hampshire. Rizza graduated from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH with her BFA in Painting. She has won numerous awards, including the NH Spotlight Award for Outstanding Representational Artist, the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, and a Maine Percent for the Arts competition. Her work is in private collections internationally.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

Awards/Honors

  • 2013    38th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, Award of Excellence in 2-D
  • 2011    Outstanding Representational Artist Award, 17th Annual Spotlight Awards, Portsmouth, NH
    • Artist Grant Recipient, Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
  • 2009    Still Point I: Inaugural Exhibition, Artist of Distinction
  • 2007    5th Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • 2006    First Place, Interpretation of a Portrait, New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • 2005    Presidential Scholarship, New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • 2003    Congressional District Art Award, State of Maine, Congressional Hall, Washington, D.C.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2013   NHIA Faculty and Alumni, Robert Levy Gallery, NH Artist Association, Portsmouth, NH
    • 38th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, FL *award winner
  • 2012    Boston International Fine Art Show, Bowersock Gallery, Booth 3, Boston, MA
    • Cognitive Narrative, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
    • SOLO What the Shadows Say: New Works by Cindy Rizza, Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
    • Recounted Narratives, Bowersock Gallery, Mount Dora, FL
  • 2011    Boston International Fine Art Show, Bowersock Gallery, Booth 3, Boston, MA
    • Celebrating Our Artists, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
    • SOLO Quiet Memory, Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
    • Single Fare II: Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
    • SOLO Suburban Memory; Paintings by Cindy Rizza, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH
  • 2010    Taking Flight, Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NH
    • 10 for 2010: Ten Emerging Painters to Watch, Robert M. Larsen Gallery, Concord, NH
  • 2009    Suburban Views, Works by Cindy Rizza and Heather Hilton, LAUNCHART, Peterborough, NH
    • New Hampshire Biennial, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester NH
    • artKudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Exhibition Finalist, artkudos.com
    • Still Point I, Inaugural Exhibition, Still Point Online Gallery
    • Alumni Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH
  • 2008    Group Exhibition, Butters Fine Foods, Concord, NH
    • Look6: An Exhibition of Contemporary New Hampshire Artists, LAUNCHART, Peterborough, NH
    • Teeny Tiny Art Show II, Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
    • 6th Annual Minumental, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Amherst St. Gallery, Manchester, NH
  • 2007    Split, Drawing Room, Portland, ME
  • 2007    BFA Student Exhibition, NH Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH
  • 2004    PSU Juried Student Exhibition, Silver Cultural Arts Center, Plymouth, NH

Bibliography

  • Frankie Magazine upcoming May/June 2013 Austrailia
  • Diskursdisko, February 19, 2013, Germany
  • I’m Jealous of Cindy Rizza“, The Jealous Curator, February 14, 2013, USA
  • Orlando Sentinel, “Mount Dora’s Bowersock Gallery kicks off season with sampling from seven artists,” November 12, 2012
  • Fine Art Connoisseur , Issue September 2012
  • The Daily Commercial, “Bowersock Gallery: New Kids on the Block,” December 29, 2011
  • Seacoast Online, “Cindy Rizza presents Quiet Memory’ at Three Graces”, May 28, 2011
  • PAPERMAG NYC WORDUP!, “Wwwe Could Be Next: Cindy Rizza”, October 12, 2009
  • Still Point Online Gallery Blog, in April 13th, 2009
  • Townsend Outlook Publishing Inc., Creative Outlook, 2008 issue, page 54
  • Hippo Press, “Local Color,” The Hippo, February, 2007
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Self-Portrait with Cyclamen, Viewbook Cover
  • Maine Arts Commission, “MECA Sponsors Art Competition,” MAC Magazine, Spring 2003, 12.

Public/Corporate Collections

  • MSAD 22 Percent for Art, Hampden, ME
  • Scarborough Surgery Center, Scarborough, ME
  • Windover Art Center, Newburgh, ME

Related Employment and Experience

  • Recruitment Manager, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
  • Collins Gallery Coordinator, Plymouth State University
  • Drawing and Painting Instructor, Guest Artist, Windover Art Center, Newburgh, ME