Born in 1970 - Jordan
Born in Jaffa, Rizk currently lives in Montreal, Canada. She studied at the American University in Beirut, Sorbonne University in Paris, and Fahrelnissa Zeid Royal Institute of Fine Arts where she studied art. At Dawson College in Montreal, she studied sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, computer imaging technology, and web page design. Rizk’s art is the creation of an inner world to penetrate the mysteries of the universe. Her paintings concentrated mainly on geometric abstractions are a necessity of capturing and expressing a vision of cosmic forces. Her work is found in museum and private collections internationally. She is the recipient of many awards and distinctions in France and Japan: Medal of the Salon de Paris 3rd International Festival, Osaka; Oscar withGOLD Medal at the World Biennale of Modern Art, Lyon; Gold Medal for French Merit; and five other gold medals.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, Canada, 1993; Centro Culturale d’Arte “San Michele”, Milan, Italy, 1993; Yarmouk University, Irbed, Jordan, 1992; Jordan University, Amman, Jordan, 1992; Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1988; Petra Bank Gallery, Amman, 1986; Yarmouk University, Irbed, Jordan, 1984; Royal Culture Centre, Amman, 1984; Mandragore Internationale Gallery, Paris, 1983; Besserat de Bellefont, Reims, France, 1983; Katia Granoff Gallery, Place Beauvau, Paris, 1979; and Private Gallery, Amman, 1979.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Festival Images du Monde Arabe, Montreal, Canada, 1996; Centro Culturale d’Arte “San Michele”, Milan, Italy, 1994; Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1993; Spanish Cultural Centre, Amman, 1990 and ’92; Jordanian Cinema Club, Amman, 1985, ’87 and ’92; Jordanian Painters Exhibition, Amman, 1983 and ’91; Jerash Festival, Jerash, Jordan, 1983-’85; Salon de Peinture et Sculpture, Palais des Congres, Vittel, France, 1985; Prix de Peinture et Sculpture,HOTEL DE VILLE , Nancy, France, 1984; 1st World Biennale of Modern Art, Lyon, France, 1984; European Art Festival, Leonardo Da Vinci Foundation Paris, Montreux, Switzerland, 1984; Prix de Peinture et Sculpture, Strasbourg, France, 1983-’84; Arab Women’s Art Exhibition, Amman, 1983; Europe Arts International Exhibitions, Cassis, Royan, Mallemort, France, 1983; and Grand Prix de Jeunes Peintres et Sculpteurs, Metz, France, 1983.
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