Artist, Writer and Researcher
Kriz Kizak studied multi-media art and art history at the Cleveland Institute Of Art. She continued professional studies in performance and theater in Cleveland, Los Angeles and New York City. Her writing abilities were developed under the tutelage of Allan Gurganus and David Ives. As part of a multi-media performance piece, her original costumes evolved into ECOWEAR, a fashion accessories studio with international acclaim. Her interest in environmental issues led her to SITE where she has been the primary researcher on projects as the Aquatorium Water Discovery Center in Tennessee, a book on GREEN ARCHITECTURE, in collaboration with James Wines, and POWER TO CHANGE, an exhibition focused on the decommissioning of a nuclear power station in North Wales.
Ms. Kizak has been a guest lecturer on a diversity of environmental issues - from nuclear decommissioning to the use of recycled materials in fashion - at the Philadelphia College of Arts and Sciences, Cooper Union in New York, Penn State University, University of Monterrey, Mexico, and Altos de Chavon School in the Dominican Republic. She also participates in varied symposia in Europe and North and South America.
Kriz Kizak lives and works in New York City. Currently, she is working on a screenplay dealing with the subject of eco-architecture and continues to engage in personal art projects, from portraiture to jewelry.