The Artist Statement

Improvisation, resourcefulness, and cultural creation are what motivate my pieces. Whether it be a performance, a self portrait, or watercolor pencils and ink I use my internal state of being to come out on the canvas. When creating this work first comes the internal and external inspiration - from my travels, surroundings, relationships. From there it takes form in whatever medium it wants to come through. And in finale as we are more of a technologically connected society more than ever - I take a photograph, edit it, and then post it with the writings on social media and allow the viewer to interact with the artwork and begin conversation about what it means for them. This process is not singularly for the artist, but a co-creative process with the audience. In a way a digital performance. 

 


21 Aspects of Self

In this series of short experimental films, paintings, and performances I explore the complexity of human expression. Pyromania, Shyness, and The Inner Child have been exhibited internationally at "She Spoke" in Prague, CZ with accompanying paintings and live performances that create immersive experiences for the viewer to really question which aspect of themselves do these multimedia pieces bring up? 

I hope that these multimedia pieces will go beyond cultural conditioning, social class, and spark civil conversation on humanity's universal needs for love, acceptance, resilience, community, and conscious self-expression. 


Red and Black

Week at the Edge of the Precipice. Photography. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Week at the Edge of the Precipice. Photography. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Brutally Honest. Pen and Watercolor. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Brutally Honest. Pen and Watercolor. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Armor Up. Colored Pencil on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Armor Up. Colored Pencil on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

The Space In Between. Digital layer, pencils and pen, acrylic. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

The Space In Between. Digital layer, pencils and pen, acrylic. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Self-Autonomous Communion. Acrylic on Canvas. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Self-Autonomous Communion. Acrylic on Canvas. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Play. Pen and Watercolor. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Play. Pen and Watercolor. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.


The Singularity Storyteller Speaks

An online project between July 2016 - September 2016 using

social media and digital technology to share daily intuitive,

philosophical, and spiritual colored pencil works with an

international digital audience.

Spiderweb of hold. Pen on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Beauty in Complexity. Watercolor, pencil, and pen. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Beauty in Complexity. Watercolor, pencil, and pen. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Visions of Traumatic Comfort. Pen, colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Visions of Traumatic Comfort. Pen, colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Leftovers of Manipulation. Canvas and acrylic. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Leftovers of Manipulation. Canvas and acrylic. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Hidden Gems. Colored Pencil on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Hidden Gems. Colored Pencil on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Rebirth. Colored Pencils on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Rebirth. Colored Pencils on Paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Measuring Progress is Dead. Pen colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Measuring Progress is Dead. Pen colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.

Becoming Woman. Pen and colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo. 

Becoming Woman. Pen and colored pencil on paper. 2016. Isabelle Rizo.