“I view myself as a contemporary traditionalist, creating works in the “now” branching from traditional art forms, always acknowledging my Tlingit heritage. The Future will protect my work if it “feeds” others, inspires others." - Clarissa Rizal
Clarissa Rizal, is a Tlingit artist and Cultural facilitator. Her work has been featured in prestigious galleries including the Stonington Gallery and the Quintana Gallery. Over the course of her career she has produced work of the highest quality in the form of carvings, silk screen prints, paintings, collages, woven baskets and robes, button robes, beadwork, and regalia design. She teaches weaving workshops, and is active in non-profit activities to promote the arts. She is presently pursuing a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Art.