WHO I AM
Carmela Rizzuti is a multifaceted artist, she was born with a predisposition for drawing and painting and over the years, during the training course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, she embraced her passion also in the world of photography by enrolling in the Photo Conca d'Oro Club managed by the master and photographer Giuseppe Cilia. Two paths that apparently seem distinct and separate but in the end there is always a correlated search for visual effects between painting and photography where the artist creates a continuous connection. In painting, Carmela Rizzuti uses photographic technique and a mechanical reproduction of reality to construct her hyper-realistic portraits by portraying people in attitudes of daily life made technically with a brush with oil colors on smooth supports such as that of plexiglass with the aim of obtaining the most as close as possible to the effect of the card. His works have an excellent response in the art world because they are exhibited in various galleries in Italy and abroad including the Am Roten Hof Gallery in Vienna and at the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan with publication in the magazine Arte by Giorgio Mondadori. But despite the various successes and awards the artist does not see a good economic response so he decides to devote himself entirely to photography, shots that are divided between black and white and color images, two different visions that are divided between the exaltation of the image of lights and shadows (black and white) and creative images where color plays a fundamental role in giving an almost pictorial and artistic rendering. In color photography, the artist uses the self-timer to represent her works using her relationship with nature and art as a recurring theme, creating the scenography and visual composition herself.
With these photographic works Carmela Rizzuti has participated in several Biennials both in Italy and abroad, including the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona) and the Pintér gallery in Budapest. Carmela Rizzuti is currently participating in the collective exhibition Eternal Femininity, a project dedicated to the figure of women and their problems in the modern era that took place at the Palazzo Belmonte Riso Museum in Palermo and is currently exhibiting at the Artbox Expo in Venice until May 31, 2022.
LATEST PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS
ARTBOX EXPO VENICE, Tana Art Space, Fondamenta de la Tana 2109, Venice
ARTEXPO NEW YORK, Pier 36, 299 South St, New York, Ny 10002, 01 April 2022
NFT - NEW FREEDOM THINK, M.A.D.S gallery, MILAN, 28 March 2022
ETERNAL FEMININITY, Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Museum of Modern Contemporary Art, Palermo, 02/02/2022
ETERNAL FEMININITY, Villa Cattolica Renato Guttuso Museum, Bagheria, 20/12/2021
AMEDEO MODIGLIANI TRIBUTE, online exhibition, 11/12/2020
BIENNALE DEI NORMANNI, G. Sciortino Museum, Monreale, (PA), 12/09/2020
THE FACES OF CULTURE, video installation, Palazzo Sant'Elia elevation, Palermo, 27/04/2020
At the MEAM for the Barcelona Art Biennale in Spain, April 5, 2019.
At Palazzo Ca 'Zanardi for the 2019 VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR Venice, 11 April 2019
MANTOVA ARTEXPO ', Gonzaga Museum, Mantua, 8 June 2019
IDENTITY CULTURE AWARD, Teatro Civico La Spezia, 5 July 2019
BUDAPEST ARTEXPO ', Galleria Pintèr, 22 November 2019