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NINA RIZZO: 2011 ALEXANDER RUTSCH AWARD AND SOLO EXHIBITION FOR PAINTING





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May 6 - June 25, 2011

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce NINA RIZZO as the winner of the 6th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting.

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce Nina Rizzo as the winner of the 6th Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting. Rizzo’s paintings are equal part fact and fiction. She draws from actual experience and incorporates new realities in painted space and form. From her residency in Iceland she has produced a series of glacial landscapes, while her time living in Austin Texas has inspired a series of cactus portraits.  Rizzo’s use of exaggerated color, fluid brush strokes, and spatial ambiguities reveal sensual environments where interiors and exteriors collide and our notion of reality is questioned.

 Rizzo received her B.F.A from The University of Texas of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.F.A from The University of Texas at Austin. She is currently the Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In 2010, she received the Summer Research and Artistry Grant from Northern Illinois University and completed a residency at SIM, the Center for Icelandic Visual Artists in Rykjavik, Iceland. In 2010-2011 Rizzo participated in ten group exhibitions, including The Ambiguous Object, a Cantanker Magazine Exhibition in Austin, Texas and Art Chicago, with Linda Warren Gallery, in Chicago, Illinois. This exhibit at Pelham Art Center is Rizzo’s first solo exhibition.- Stephanie McMahon, Curator, Perceiving Place, 2010

Image: Thaw, oil on panel, 48" x 48", 2009





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