About

Chris Brizzard started his formal training in drawing when he moved back to Texas in 2013 and began studying with Michael Mentler at the Society of Figurative Arts. From 2014 to 2017, he studied drawing and painting at Studio Incamminati under instructors trained by Nelson Shanks. While at Studio Incamminati, he met his wife, fellow artist Dian Paramita, whose works can be found at www.dianmita.com. He now teaches drawing and painting at The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art  (www.classicalart.org).

Training

 2013-14 The Society of Figurative Arts, Dallas, TX (www.tsofa.com)


2014-2017 Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA (www.studioincamminati.org/)

Representation

 Objets Trouvé, 4329 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118,  objetstrouveok.com

Group Exhibitions

Postcard Perspective Project, Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK (11/7/19-12/28/19)


Seven-State Biennial Exhibition, Nesbitt Gallery, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasaw, OK (9/21/19-5/23/20)


Oklahoma Art Guild 2019 Small Works Show, Paseo Gallery One, Oklahoma City, OK (9/6/19-10/1/19)


"Artistic Passions" Exhibition, Deep Ellum Art Co., Dallas, TX (2/21-3/6, 2019)


"Poetic Inspirations" Exhibition, Deep Ellum Art Co., Dallas, TX (1/10-1/24, 2019)


"Winter Flight" Exhibition, Deep Ellum Art Company, Dallas, TX (12/13-12/27, 2018)


"Around the World" Juried Art Show, The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, TX  (11/3-12/22, 2018)


Richardson Civic Art Society 52nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition (3rd place in oil category), Richardson, TX (May 2-26, 2018)


March Open Call, Texas Visual Arts Association (honorable mention), Dallas, TX (March 1-31, 2018)


ART7 Small Works Show, ART7 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX (March 3-31, 2018)


 90th Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Philadelphia, PA (June 2-4, 2017)  

 
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Gala, The Union League of Philadelphia, “The Artists of Studio Incamminati” Exhibition, (March 10, 2017) 


Freeman’s Annual Exhibition, “Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati” Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA (July 12-21, 2016)


89th Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Philadelphia, PA (May 27-29, 2016) 


Art in City Hall, “All That’s Jazz” Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA (April 6-May29, 2015) 


Classes Taught

Atelier Program, The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Edmond, OK, October 2019 - present


Figure Drawing, The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Edmond, OK, July 2019 - Sept. 2019


Color Study-The Hensche Approach, The Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Edmond, OK, June 2019 - Sept. 2019


Drawing Fundamentals, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, March 2018 – May 2019


Still Life Painting, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, Nov. 2018 - May 2019


Introduction to Drawing and Design, 5-week class held at The Society of Figurative Arts, Jan. – Feb. 2018


Figure Drawing 1, 7-week class held at The Society of Figurative Arts, Dallas, TX, Sep.-Oct. 2017

Workshops

Gesture Drawing from the Figure, Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art, Edmond, OK, March 23, 2019


Gesture Drawing from the Figure, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, February 23, 2019


Composition and Notan, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, February 9, 2019


Introduction to the Block-in, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, January 12, 2019


Gesture Drawing from the Figure, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, December 15, 2018


Composition and Notan, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, December 1, 2018


Introduction to Values, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, November 17, 2018


Gesture Drawing from the Figure, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, October 20, 2018


Composition and Notan, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, October 6, 2018


Introduction to Values, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, September 22, 2018


Introduction to the Block-in, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, September 9, 2018


Introduction to Values, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, June 9, 2018


Introduction to the Block-in, The Craft Guild, Dallas, TX, March 3, 2018


Drawing Fundamentals Workshop, The Society of Figurative Arts, November 2017