About

Lluís Rizzo Rey was born in Barcelona in 1959, 15 minutes after his twin brother Josep. He had the good luck of growing up with his parents, parental grandparents, brother and five sisters, in an environment that was humble but full of fascination for culture. Since he was seven years old, Lluís already exhibited a passion for art, and he was drawing every minute he could, whenever he did not need to study. He is a completely self-taught artist who had his first Exhibition when he was 14 years old at La Caixa del Penedés de Begues (Barcelona). At 22 he married Roser, a lovely nurse who supported him unconditionally in his artistic adventure and with whom he had two sons, Ignasi and Albert. Due to a long illness, she passed away prematurely when she was 42.

During many years Lluís alternated his artistic Exhibitions (13 more in different towns around Catalonia) with illustration work for publishing and advertisement businesses, including among others worldwide known companies such as BBVA, Editorial Planeta, Danone, Nestlé, Instituto Dexeus, Cargill España, Chelsea Books – New York. Books with his illustrations have been published in more than 40 countries.

In 1999, Lluís had his first International Exhibition at the ‘Adani Gallery’ in Dallas (USA), and since then he has dedicated all his work to artistic painting.

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

1974 – 1999

Exhibitions in different towns around Catalonia: Begues, Olot, Barcelona, etc.
1999 International Exhibition at the “Adani Gallery” in Dallas (USA)
2001 Granero Art Gallery – Barcelona
2002 Granero Art Gallery – Bruxelles
2003 Granero Art Gallery – Manresa
2004 Portrait of the Chancellor of the University of Barcelona Dr. Joan Tugores (2001-2005)

Granero Art Gallery – Barcelona

 2005  CowParade – Barcelona
Portrait of the Chancellor of the University of Barcelona Dr. Josep Mª Bricall (1986-1994)
2006 Trino Tortosa Art Gallery – Almería
2007 Sammer Gallery –Puerto Babús (Marbella)
International Fair “Luxury Please” – Viena
2008 “Albemarle Gallery” – London
“Petley Fine Art Gallery” – London
2009 “Quadro” International Art Gallery – Dubai
2010 “Galería Sokoa” – Madrid
“Petley Fine Art Gallery” – London
2011 International Art Fair – Knokke – Belgium
Permanent Collection of the “Modern Art Museum of Europe” – Barcelona
Portrait of the President of the “Academy of Medical Science and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands” Dr. Josep Antoni Bombí
Portrait of “Su Beatitud Mar Bechara Al Rai” – El Vaticano
2012 Portrait of the President of the “Academy of Medical Science and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands”  Dr. Joaquim Ramis
Second Portrait of “Su Beatitud Mar Bechara Al Rai” – El Vaticano
2013 Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)
2014 Portrait of the President of the Medical Association of Barcelona Dr. Miquel Vilardell
Portrait of the Chancellor of the University of Barcelona Dr. Màrius Rubiralta
Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)
2015 Portrait of the Chancellor of the University of Barcelona Dr. Didac Ramírez
Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)
2016 9 Portraits for the Facultade de Medicina da Universidade de Säo Paulo (Brasil)
Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)
Primo Trofeo Internazionale ARTE IMPERO – Best Modern and Contemporay Artist – Viena
 2017 Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)
International Prize Cristoforo Colombo – Best Figurative Artist (Genova)
International Award Francisco de Goya – Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona
Bienal de Arte Barcelona – MEAM European Museum of Modern Art
 2018 Individual Exhibition at the Medical Associaton of Barcelona
Q Gallery – Ootmarsum (Holland)