Thursday, September 9, 2010

Moving On...

I've traded this old suit in for a new one.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Of Clouds and Something Else" @ Mighty Tanaka

Lush Life

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, December 18, 2009

JMR X ABZTRACT Limited Edition Print Release

Friends, Colleagues and Family,

Abztract is proud to announce the release of Floating Carnival, an exclusive limited edition print in a collaboration with featured artist JMR.

This signed and numbered edition of 40 comes screenprinted by hand (yep, no machine. Each individually pulled by hand) in four colors on 90 lb (250 gsm) Stonehenge paper and was printed by our friends at Something.Ill.

The JMR "Floating Carnival" limited edition print can be purchased exclusively online at the ABZTRACT SHOP for the price of $50 (plus shipping and handling) @

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

MBP Festival, Bushwick

12 feet high x 150+ feet.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pod Hotel Video

Teach NYC Commercial

One early morning, around 2:46 am, I woke on the couch with the TV still on to the sound of drumming. It was a commercial for Teach NYC on PBS. In my delirious state I noticed a mural I painted shown with the word "ARTS" above it. Thinking I was still dreaming, but unsure, I pressed record on the DVR. The next morning I checked to see if it was real, and it was.

NYC Teacher Recruitment - English/Arts/Social Studies - The best video clips are here

Shots from As Is

Thanks to Caleb Carney for the photos.

Friday, May 1, 2009

India Street Mural Proposal

In life it is sometimes, but not always, equally as important to document one's failures as well as one's victories. Councilman David Yassky is sponsoring a major public arts project in which 5 artist will be able to paint murals on a 300' x 40' wall in Greenpoint. Submissions were open to the public. Above was my proposal. It was rejected. No reason given, which is expected. Does it matter why? There is only doing and not doing. You like or no? That is the basis for my art. Take it or leave it. No grand verbose explanations. Stimuli. Anyway, its been sometime since I threw my hat into the "open call" arena. Why ask for it? Life is filled with all sorts of wonderful rejection without the slightest urging. But alas, the size of the wall drew me in. Good luck to those selected. Looking forward, sort of in a wish it were me way, to seeing what goes up.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Mighty Tanaka is proud to present As Is, the artwork of JMR. This event seeks to bring communities together through a pop-up gallery located in the popular upcoming Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn. Through the usage of this alternative space to display fine art, this art show looks to expand the interpretation of art in Brooklyn, mirroring the beauty of fine art with the seemingly raw environment of Brooklyn life.

As Is: The Artwork of JMR-- JM Rizzi, or better known as JMR, has adapted a unique mixture of neo-abstract expressionism w hints of contemporary pop to create a style all is own. Having worked in both the street art world as well as the gallery world, JMR brings his iconic imagery to Clinton Hill . As he looks to demonstrate the scale and motion set forth by early abstract expressionists, he reinterprets the ideas within his own personal adaptation. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, JMR has grown up with the influences of street art and the established art world constantly around him. Through his own individual, hybrid street style, he has dedicated himself to helping art fit into the public arena. Having participated in the highly successful 11 Spring St show in 2006, he has gone on to produce art for hotels and restaurants, as well as completing building sized murals in Manhattan. Having just completed the design for a line of clothes, which were featured at a recent fashion show during NYC’s fashion week, JMR looks to expand the idea and integrity of his art to the next level.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Glam Art Fashionista

Mens fashion line being released at Webster Hall with my designs silkscreened as well as some hand painted garments.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Painting For Thinkspace Gallery

The show is called "From The Streets of Brooklyn".

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Woodward Wall: Finished (Chinese New Year)

It is with great pride that I showcase the finished piece. Bearing in mind that the location is in Chinatown, I wanted to create a painting that represented, or at least respected, the neighborhood culture. I've always been inspired by the big colorful dragon masks that parade the streets amid fireworks and smoke and falling confetti. I think I captured that.
The size is approximately 14' x 6', split into 4 panels.
Big thanks to John and Kristine Woodward of the Woodward Gallery for giving me the space to hang this piece.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Woodward Wall: Part I

On August 30th I will be installing a large painting (aprox. 6' x 14') across the street from the Woodward Gallery on Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side. It will run for the months of September and October. The piece will be broken up into 4 panels that make up one image. This is my attempt to document its process.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Driggs and N.9th

This one was actually on the corner, but the workers at the site took it upon themselves to move it over. Perhaps I had blocked their entrance. Either way, they could have trashed it just as easy.