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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.

b. 1984 WALTHAM, MA

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Continuing Studies, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

AWARDS & HONORS
2013 38th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, Award of Excellence in 2-D
Best in Show, 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
2011 Outstanding Representational Artist Award, 17th Annual Spotlight Awards, Portsmouth, NH
Artist Grant Recipient, Vermont Studio Center 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, DC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 Two Person Show, Gallery 2506, Chicago, IL
2015 3rd Annual Women Painting Women Juried Exhibition, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Small Works, The Drawing Room, Greenwich, CT
2013 Jenny Brillhart, Amanda Kavanagh, Cindy Rizza, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Déjà Vu, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
38th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, Mount Dora, FL
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; 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, 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 Gallery
2008 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, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Building Gallery Manchester, NH

SELECTED 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
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

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
MSAD 22 Percent for Art, Hampden, ME
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Scarborough Surgery Center, Scarborough, ME
Windover Art Center, Newburgh, ME