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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1982, Melbourne, Australia. Collage and mixed media artist and freelance illustrator. Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduate of Monash University with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (2004).

Since his shift of focus to fine art and illustration in 2006, Rizk has been cutting and pasting his way towards a unique and contemporary style of collage and mixed media art that has earned him international recognition, working with numerous galleries as well as fine art publishers and creative companies all around the world.

While collecting mostly old magazines and books but also scraps from torn street posters, discarded tickets, postcards, brochures, manuals and catalogues, Rizk has also been sorting through op shops, flea markets, garage sales and the occasional city street to find the ephemera and images that have found their way into his very nostalgic and weathered collage and mixed media works.

Working methods have also extended to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work began as an experiment in blurring the line between handmade collage and digital collage.

Otherwork includes freelance illustration, graphic design and fine art commissions for various clients including art buyers and collectors, editorial publications, galleries, universities and the boutique fashion industry.

Exhibitions include solo shows and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Washington DC,  Vancouver, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Rizk’s work has also been published in numerous art magazines and books and his work is held in private
collections worldwide.

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Smithson Gallery (Bristol, UK) – www.smithsongallery.co.uk

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014    Novozymes (Corporate show) – Bagsværd, Denmark
2014    Coloplast (Corporate show) – Humlebæk, Denmark
2014    Alm. Brand (Corporate show) – Copenhagen, Denmark
2013    New work – Alectia (Corporate show) – Virum, Denmark
2012    National Bank of Denmark (Corporate show) – Copenhagen, Denmark
2010    Collagephile – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA
2009   Trapped in Paradise – Art Whino Gallery – Maryland, USA
2008   Pulp Fiction – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA

 

SELECTED  GROUP  SHOWS

2014   Contemporary, Contemporary – Gauntlet Gallery – San Francisco, USA
2014   6 x 6 – 6th Anniversary Show – Phone Booth Gallery – California, USA

2013    Selected Works – International Museum of Collage – Colorado, USA

2012   Alterations, Disturbances and Rips 2 – RTIST Gallery – Melbourne, Australia
2012    Shoot – Antonia Kelly Gallery – Brisbane, Australia

2011    Alterations, Disturbances and Rips – Ambush Gallery – Sydney, Australia
2011    AllThat Remains – Picture Farm – New York, USA
2011    Sir Peter Cook Portraits – Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane, Australia
2011    Cutters Edges: Contemporary Collage – Gestalten Space – Berlin, Germany
2011    Cutters: Contemporary Collage – West Cork Arts Centre – Cork, Ireland

2010    August Group Show – Guerrero Gallery – California, USA
2010    Retroism – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay, Australia
2010    G40: The Summit – Art Whino Gallery – Washington DC, USA
2010    Revolution of Art – Retrospect Galleries – Byron Bay, Australia

2009    Life Essentials – Art Whino Gallery – Miami, USA
2009    Let’s Play – Maverik Showroom & The Art Group – London, UK
2009    OnceUpon – Ambush Gallery – Sydney, Australia
2009    Cutters – Cinders Gallery – New York, USA
2009    Mail Me Art – Red Gate Gallery – London, UK
2009    Delicate Nature – ROJO ArtSpace – Milan, Italy
2009    Subaquatica – ROJO ArtSpace – Madrid, Spain
2009    Numero Atomico – ROJO ArtSpace – Barcelona, Spain
2009    Adidas 60th Anniversary Show – Adidas Store – Virginia, USA

2008    Illustrative 08 – Zurich, Switzerland
2008    Inked Souls – Art Whino Gallery – Maryland, USA

 

ART FAIRS

2016   Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park – Smithson Gallery – London, UK
2016   Affordable Art Fair: Bristol – Smithson Gallery – Bristol, UK

2015   Moniker Art Fair – Smithson Gallery – London, UK
2015   Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park – Smithson Gallery – London, UK
2015   Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair – Smithson Gallery – London, UK

2014   Moniker Art Fair – Smithson Gallery – London, UK
2014   Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park – Smithson Gallery – London, UK

2013   Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park – Smithson Gallery – London, UK
2013   Affordable Art Fair: Bristol – Smithson Gallery – Bristol, UK

2012   Affordable Art Fair: Battersea Park – Smithson Gallery – London, UK

2010   Finders Keepers: Art Markets – CarriageWorks – Sydney, Australia
2010   Art Melbourne – Carlton Exhibition Building – Melbourne, Australia

2009   Art Basel Miami – Art Whino Gallery – Florida, USA
2009   Art Sydney – Royal Hall of Industries – Sydney, Australia

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2010   Retroism  (Co-curated by Kareem Rizk) – Retrospect Galleries – Australia