Margaret Rizzio was born in Blue Hill, Maine in 1987. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Bennington College in Vermont and her MFA from Purchase College in New York. After finishing school, Margaret returned home to Maine.
She has exhibited at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle, Maine; Lu Magnus in New York, NY; Passage Gallery in Purchase, NY and Usdan Gallery, Bennington, VT. Rizzio’s artist books can be found at Printed Matter, New York, NY.
Margaret Rizzio creates one-of-a-kind multi-layered collages filled with synchronistic and repeating elements sourced from magazines and ephemera. Margaret pulls her inspiration from the euphoric colors and ubiquitous imagery of the “perfect woman” used in print in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Each collage is a tiny world unto its own, the new context lending a fresh perspective to familiar imagery.
She lives and works in Camden, Maine.