Adjunct Faculty Wood Shop Manager
MFA, Wayne State University; BFA, College for Creative Studies
John is interested in and currently researching Phenomenology, Gestalt Principles, Kant Theory, and Human perceptions.
John Rizzo is currently the Woodshop Manager in Academic Facilities, Interim Head of Art Furniture and Adjunct Faculty in the Foundations Department at the College for Creative Studies. John has lent his labor and teaching skills to a wide variety of community organizations, art projects and schools, including: MOCAD, Arts Place, Art on the Move, Hamtramck High School, CAMP Detroit and People for Palmer Park Arts. Rizzo has participated as both a student and assistant at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland Craft School, Parsons Up North as well as Peter’s Valley. John has displayed his works nationwide at various venues; in addition to his dedication to art scholarship, teaching and academia, John runs 4th Wall Concepts LLC, a company which focuses on design, fabrication, and consultation. 4th Wall Concepts has performed work for notable companies such as Moose Jaw, Shinola, DPOP, DC3, FTCH Architects, Sachse Construction and many others.