Meet the Artist: Jill Rizzo of Omaha, NE

Jill was formally schooled at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art and Design) and finished her BFA at Creighton University with a major in Printmaking (with John Thein as her mentor), a minor in Art History, and concentrations in Philosophy and Advertising. She has art hanging in the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle WA, and has shown her work in the 13th Street Gallery, Avenue  Gallery, Dundee Gallery, Heller Art Images, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Bemis Underground, DarkRoom Gallery, Jackson Artworks, Creighton University and more. She currently is the Creative Director at Hayneedle.

“My subjects are often found in dreams, topics and issues that our soul seem to unearth after our eyes close and we stop thinking: Animals fused with human elements, characters in flight, and symbols representing journeys, movement, perseverance and the passionate spirit. I am also influenced by travel, relationships, sound, memory, losses, gains and how the mind processes through and makes sense of it all. The main threads running through are about relationships, the relationships between animals and their environment…and the emotional state of these characters. The whimsical letterpress print series containing owls of different hairstyles and cultures, in contrast, is more of a study in drawing and process - how that drawing translates to the conversion to metal plates and then moves into being pushed into the handmade paper, giving a different translation of the line and form than where it initially started."
Jill is showing 5 different original prints at hutch, both framed and unframed.

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