Susana Rizzi (Argentina) is an abstract painter that retains much of the influence exerted by Post-War action-painters, even if her formative years were oriented towards Portraiture and Still Life. Also a Biochemist, Rizzi is always interested in the richness and diversity that mixed media can bring. She combines different media; some are fused, others are employed interchangeably on the canvas, but it is the chemical reaction and its consequences that stir Rizzi’s passion and compel her to paint more elaborately each day. As a result, tones and textures are unique and they always seek to counterpart emotions, atmospheres and feelings that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to express.
“My paintings are all about fine pure abstraction, creativity, personality and mood in which high energy, vitality, and emotion are reflected. This seems more indispensable than the actual living; by painting atmospheres, emotions and actions that can’t be expressed by words.
It’s the way to express myself with total freedom. A vital experience that allows a part of me that would otherwise perish to live. I allow to myself to live at a different rhythm, expressing my feelings from within. My black lines represent the antagonism between my two parallel careers; they are part of my paintings. I use acrylic and oil for the most part, along with mixed media.
It encompasses and expresses things in a language that is unique to the medium of paint. As human beings, we create nothing for our own, but only partake in the great creation as conduits.”
1975-1978 Visual Arts Teaching Degree. "Lino Enea Spilimbergo" School of Fine Arts. Provincial University. Cordoba, Argentina.
1985-1990 Portraiture Studies. Etienne Gothard Institute. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 – “Different Lives.” Arta Gallery. Toronto, Canada.
2015 – Fall Group Show. Arta Gallery. Toronto, Canada.
2012 – Untitled. Urban Gallery. Toronto, Canada.
2011 – Untitled. Patrick International Fine Art. Toronto, Canada.
2008 – XLVII Annual Outdoor Art Exhibition. Toronto, Canada.
2007 – Untitled. Ontario College of Art & Design. Toronto, Canada.
2007 – Untitled. Consulate General of Argentina. Toronto, Canada.
2005 – ArteBA. XII Contemporary Art Fair. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003 – “Fuentes de luz Tapadas” (Sources of Hidden Light.) Borges Cultural Center. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1998 – ‘Boom!” Grup00. Cordoba, Argentina.
1991 – ‘Espacio Voces Emergentes’ (Space for emerging voices.) Harrod’s in the Arts. Buenos Aires, Argentina.