Razza was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1954. He moved to South Florida in 1979, and currently resides in Coral Springs with his wife Sheila and daughter Alicia. Razza received a from Massachusetts College of Art in 1977. He also attended the Art Institute of Boston, the University of Rhode Island, and Florida Atlantic University. In 1982, while working on a Masters Degree at Pratt Institute in New York, he was awarded an assistantship and two fellowships. In 1991, Razza won one of the first South Florida Consortium Fellowships, awarded for artistic excellence by the Broward County Cultural Affairs department and the National Endowment for the Arts which included a $15000 honorarium. His work has been exhibited in museums, and galleries, and is included in many private and public collections. He has taught in the Broward County, Florida School System, and was an instructor at the Coral Springs Museum of Art for 10 years. He is the owner of the Design Crafters Inc. now doing business as Razza's School of Art, located in Coral Springs.

Notations: He is known for developing the paint skin process. Simply stated, paint skin is just dried acrylic paint. The paint is processed into sheets of color and then applied into the construction of each artwork. Some artworks use shredded pieces to accentuate the surface. These are added to each work at various stages of development. Still others use paint skin to build up a heavy surface with corrugated layers that swirl across the surface in a very robust fashion.

You can read about his work with paint skin. Just Google Al Razza and the paint skin process to find various articles he has published, or follow these links:

Article 1

Article 2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/62215/610/
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Article 3

 

List of Selected Exhibitions:
Foundation Fine Art, Group Show, Deerfield, Florida, Dec. 2015-On going
Brisky Gallery, Bombay Sapphire Liquor Group Exhibition, Wynwood Miami, FL, Sept 12-26, 2015
Coral Springs Museum of Art, Pop & Comics, 5 man show, Coral Springs, FL, March 5-May 23, 2015
Art Gallery Modern, Selected works, West Palm Bch, FL, November 2014-March 2015
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 2 man Exhibit, Naples FL, April 2013.

Art Gallery Modern, Solo Exhibition, West Palm Bch, FL, April 2012
Knapp Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-29, 2011.

Art Gallery Modern, featured Artist Nov. 2010, West Palm Bch, FL, Work always on view.

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery; Solo Exhibition; Sunrise, Florida; May4- June 26, 2010

Gallery Art, Solo Exhibition; Aventura, Florida, December 2009, Works always on view.

Gard Gallery, Solo Exhibition; Parkland-Heron Bay, FL, March 6-April 30, 2009, Works always on view.

Art & Beyond Studios, Solo Exhibition, Ft. Laud, FL, Nov 7- Dec 3, 2008

A. H. Turner Center for the Arts , Solo Exhibition, Valdosta, GA, June 2 – August 6, 2008

New York Art Expo, Solo Exhibition, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, NY, March, 2008

Best of Bravo, Artserve, Selected works, Ft Lauderdale, FL, January, 2008

Art for a Cause Exhibit, During Art Basel Miami, Wynwood Art District, Miami December, 2007
Broward College, South Campus Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL, Solo Exhibition, Nov 1 –Dec 14, 2007
Coral Springs Museum of Art, Teacher Exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, Nov-Dec. 2007, Works always on view.

Las Vegas Art Expo, Solo Exhibition, Sept 28-30, 2007

Art Bravo, Artserve, Selected works, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Oct 2007

New York Art Expo, Solo Exhibitor, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, NY, March, 2007

Fronz Martin Gallery, Selected Works, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, February 2007

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery, Solo exhibition, Sunrise, FL, 6-23-06 thru 8-12-2006

Design Crafters Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Coral Springs, FL, February 2005

Southern Exposure Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 3 person exhibition, July 2003

Palm Beach Community College Theater Gallery, solo exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, June thru August, 2003

Palm Beach Community College Gallery, Solo Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, March 2003

Backus Museum & Art Gallery, 3 person exhibition, Fort Pierce, FL, February 2003

Broward Community College Gallery South Campus, Solo Exhibition, Pembroke Pines, FL, 11-7-2002 to 12-13-2002

Coral Springs Museum of Art, solo exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 1-12-02 to 3-10-2002

Carone Gallery, 42nd Hortt Competition, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 5-19-01 to 6-2-2001

Norton Museum of Art, Marden Community Gallery, Artists & Eggs Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, 3-26-01 to 5-18-2001

Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Sunrise, FL, 2-26-01 to 4-29-2001

Von Liebig Art Center, Juried Exhibit, Naples, FL, 3-17-2001

Coral Springs Museum of Art, 3-person exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 2-2001

Artserve Gallery, Best of the City Link Newspaper Exhibition. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 9-2000

Coral Springs Museum of Art, Faculty Exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 8-00 to 9-2000

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale & Art Serve, Invitational benefit exhibition for the New World Symphony, Ft. Laud, FL, 3-1998

Coral Springs Museum of Art, 6-person exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 1-98 to 3-1998

Coral Springs Museum of Art, Grand opening Competition, Coral Springs, FL, 5-1997

Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 36th Hortt Competition, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 10-1994

Lee Wagner Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Broward County Art in Public Places, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, FL, 8-1993

Community Art Alliance Gallery, 4-person exhibit, 1992

Norton Museum of Art, 6 person directors choice exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, 6-1991

Permanent Collections: Individual & Corporate, including Coral Springs Museum of Art, & Broward College South Campus.

Awards: South FL Art Consortium Fellowship, 1991. Signature artist award General Motors Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2007