Biography

Donald Rizzo is an artist who sees the world through fragments; fragments of color, fragments of memory, fragments of space, and fragments of who people really are.

Donald Rizzo is an artist who sees the world through fragments; fragments of color, fragments of memory, fragments of space, and fragments of who people really are. His works are kaleidoscopic visions of vibrant color which stem from his dark personal experience dealing with depression with psychotic symptoms. Donald is nothing short of being his truest self and showcasing his unique eye that allows his viewers to create their own reality of what they see in his images.  

Donald solo exhibitions include "Life Rebuilt: A Journey into and out of the Depths of Despair" at Market Street Gallery in San Francisco which tells his story of a drug induced psychosis, a damaged and decimated relationship with his children, and a downward spiral of guilt ridden self destruction to discover an artistic voice that has become his salvation. Donald also exhibited "Shades of Purple" for the Castro Country Clubs (CCC) grand reopening, which is a clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community.  This show sought dialogue and the willingness to listen to another perspective in the hopes of finding solutions instead of placing blame to our many social and political issues.

His selected awards include;  in 2015 winning the Four Points Contemporary 4th Bi-annual Juried International Art Competition for his work “Looking” and an Award of Excellence for “Gazzoni”.  In 2012 his painting “Mort” won the best in show at the American Art Awards.  Donald has also received grants from Visual Aids.

Donald’s work has been published in International Contemporary Artists Vol 10.   His paintings have been featured in international Gay Lifestyle magazines including EGF and the City 2015 and Mate magazine, Spring 2014 issue.   

He is  represented by leading male figurative gallery, Gallery XO in Wilton Manors FL.


© Donald Rizzo 2006 - 2016
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