Isabelle Rizo


Isabelle Rizo is a Romanian Chicago-based artist, hypnotist, and matriarchy monk. Inspired by folk art, mystical multiculturalism, and contemporary social art practice; Isabelle’s work is driven by the desire to instill profound self trust and intuitive creativity within her students as budding artists. She believes that following your curiosity brings the most powerful healing.


B.A. Visual & Critical Studies at The Art Institute of Chicago
In Process MA In Counseling Art Therapy at Adler University Chicago


Journals. Gouache. Watercolor. Ink. Pastels. Watercolor Pencil.

Areas of Focus

Abstract. Multimedia. Art Journaling. Art Therapy. Art Theory and History.


Exhibition Highlights

Madness & Mysticism at Press Here Studios Fine Arts Building Chicago 2023
Beyond Borders at Stan Mansion Chicago 2023
Unconscious Printmaking Collective at Ox-Bow Artist Residency Michigan 2022
She Spoke at Ex Post Gallery Prague 2019

Other Interests and Aspirations

Amigarumi Crochet. Theremin Playing. Astrology and Astronomy. Women's Health.

Publication Highlights

Singularity Storytelling by Isabelle Rizo 2017
Beyond the Cape of Dracula by Isabelle Rizo 2023
Matriarchy Monk by Isabelle Rizo December 2023 (in progress)

Isabelle's Teaching Style

Conversational and cocreative. She believes we all having something to learn from one another and my job is to facilitate that inner wisdom we all share.

Isabelle loves EAC because...

of the diversity in classes and opportunities for both students and teachers to engage and exhibit their work!

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