Patricia Izzo received her Art degree from Northern Michigan University with an assistantship in her Masters of Arts Program. Izzo’s work, fine art photography and painting, are shown widely both regionally and nationally. Twice awarded the Gold Medal for the State of Michigan Photographic Competition, her work has also been published in American Photo, Black And White Magazine, Wayne State Alumni, Strut Magazine, and The Florida and Southern Reviews. Izzo’s work is in the permanent photography collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum, Kresge Museum at Michigan State, Mira Godard Center- Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and the Detroit Focus Portfolio. Her book “FRAGILE AWAKENINGS” was published in 2009 and she collaborates often with authors and film makers. She belongs to The Woman’s Caucus of the Arts, Detroit Scarab Club, Feminist Art Project, and The Reckless Prophets. Izzo is an artist in residence at Rivers Edge Gallery, Wyandotte MI.
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PARTIAL LIST OF EXHIBITS
Detroit Institute of Arts, MI
University of Michigan Museum, Ann Arbor, MI
Mira Godard Center- Ryerson University, Toronto Canada
Kresge Museum – Michigan State, Lansing MI
Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, IN
Marco Island Art League Gallery, FL
Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI
SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Chelsea SoHo Gallery NY. NY.
Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pte, MI
Detroit Focus 2000 Portfolio International
Detroit Artist Market, Detroit MI
Women’s Historic Hall of Fame, Lansing MI
Arianna Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
Scarab Club, Detroit. MI
Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Madonna University, Detroit, MI
Rivers Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
Winkleman Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MI
Henry Ford Hospital Art Collection, Detroit, MI
New Port Rhode Island, Art Exhibition
Mystic Connecticut, Art Exhibition
London, England Belize, South America
Chicago, Illinois New York, New York
My creative force finds its natural flow in fine art photography and painting. The images I create speak to the viewer by offering glimpses into our shared human condition and honoring both the darkness and the light in our collective lives.
My images reflect back to the viewer a moment in time, a fleeting second, forgotten memories, and a glance into their past, present or future. My work can unlock inner doors to healing, forgiveness, passion, sensuality, love and the possibility of change. Each image began as something hidden that longed to escape or be known. I take risks for my art. Whether the reaction is pleasant or unnerving, my images will hopefully move you .
The images may require you to step out of line and maybe even break with polite society, to view a deeper meaning of desires that both plague and please. A discovery is made perhaps something new about you, someone you love or those who love you.
A relationship is built between the viewer and image which is deeply personal. The meaning is not found in words, but felt, absorbed. The choice is yours.
My images open an intimate door and one is able to feel an emotional or intellectual response or connection. It is this artist’s hope that my work brings what is needed most and serve the viewer well.
My work is my gift . I give freely. It was what I was meant to do.
May these images honor your journey – Patricia Izzo