Dan Rizzie (Born 1951)Dan Rizzie was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and has lived and worked in Sag Harbour, New York, for many years. He received his BFA from Hendrix College in Arkansas in 1973 and his MFA from the Southern Methodist University, Dallas in 1975. He has for the last 5 decades exhibited extensively all over the United States, particularly in Texas, New Mexico and New York. An expert printmaker, Dan has published with the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Scottsdale Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and several corporate collections throughout the United States.
Rizzie's clearest influences are Mondrian, Schwitters and Malevich; also the marginal but powerful early 20th century Swedish artist Hilma Af Klint. Perhaps even more significant than his interest in these artists is his longtime fascination with Indian miniature painting and Tantric imagery. It is important to note that Dan spent his high school years in New Delhi and that he followed this background up with later visits which have made a clear impression on his work.
Having come across his work in New Mexico, Wilson Stephens & Jones showed Dan's collages in their 2003 show "Three Americans" and are happy to have worked with him ever since.