Native to Maine, Cindy Rizza is a classically trained, representational oil painter with her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her nostalgic, iconic representations of ordinary subjects summon conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. She has won numerous art awards, including the NH Spotlight Award for Outstanding Representational Artist, The Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, and more. Her work is collected internationally. Cindy lives and works in Southern New Hampshire.
“My work quietly examines familiar domestic comforts and the objects that we use to feel secure. In examining the unique identities of heirloom textiles and childhood nostalgia my work summons conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. I aim to expose the contradictions within the subjects- to honor the comfort and love they bore, but unfold the truths of what we are fearful of in the darkness.”