Al Razza


Razza was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1954. He moved to South Florida in 1979, and currently resides in Coral Springs with his wife Sheila and daughter Alicia. Razza received a from Massachusetts College of Art in 1977. He also attended the Art Institute of Boston, the University of Rhode Island, and Florida Atlantic University. In 1982, while working on a Masters Degree at Pratt Institute in New York, he was awarded an assistantship and two fellowships. In 1991, Razza won one of the first South Florida Consortium Fellowships, awarded for artistic excellence by the Broward County Cultural Affairs department and the National Endowment for the Arts which included a $15000 honorarium. His work has been exhibited in museums, and galleries, and is included in many private and public collections. He has taught in the Broward County, Florida School System, and was an instructor at the Coral Springs Museum of Art for 10 years. He is the owner of the Design Crafters Inc. now doing business as Razza’s School of Art, located in Coral Springs.

He is known for developing the paint skin process. Simply stated, paint skin is just dried acrylic paint. The paint is processed into sheets of color and then applied into the construction of each artwork. Some artworks use shredded pieces to accentuate the surface. These are added to each work at various stages of development. Still others use paint skin to build up a heavy surface with corrugated layers that swirl across the surface in a very robust fashion.



  • Brisky Gallery, Bombay Sapphire Liquor Group Exhibition, Wynwood Miami, FL, Sept 12-26, 2015
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Pop Art & Comics, 5 man show, Coral Springs, FL, March 5, 2015-May 23, 2015
  • Art Gallery Modern, Selected works, West Palm Bch, FL, November 2014-March 2015
  • Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 2 man Exhibit, Naples FL, April 2013
  • Art Gallery Modern, Solo Exhibition, West Palm Bch, FL, April 2012
    Knapp Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6-29, 2011.
  • Art Gallery Modern, featured Artist Nov. 2010, West Palm Bch, FL
  • Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery; Solo Exhibition; Sunrise, Florida; May4- June 26, 2010
  • Gallery Art, Solo Exhibition; Aventura, Florida, December 2009
  • Gard Gallery, Solo Exhibition; Parkland-Heron Bay, FL, March 6-April 30, 2009
  • Art & Beyond Studios, Solo Exhibition, Ft. Laud, FL, Nov 7- Dec 3, 2008
  • A. H. Turner Center for the Arts , Solo Exhibition, Valdosta, GA, June 2 – August 6, 2008
  • New York Art Expo, Solo Exhibition, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, NY, March, 2008
  • Best of Bravo, Artserve, Selected works, Ft Lauderdale, FL, January, 2008
  • Art for a Cause Exhibit, During Art Basel Miami, Wynwood Art District, Miami December, 2007
  • Broward College, South Campus Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL, Solo Exhibition, Nov 1 –Dec 14, 2007
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Teacher Exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, Nov-Dec. 2007
  • Las Vegas Art Expo, Solo Exhibition, Sept 28-30, 2007
  • Art Bravo, Artserve, Selected works, Ft Lauderdale, FL, Oct 2007
  • New York Art Expo, Solo Exhibitor, Jacob Javitz Center, NY, NY, March, 2007
  • Fronz Martin Gallery, Selected Works, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, February 2007
  • Sunrise Civic Center Gallery, Solo exhibition, Sunrise, FL, 6-23-06 thru 8-12-2006
  • Design Crafters Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Coral Springs, FL, February 2005
  • Southern Exposure Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL, 3 person exhibition, July 2003
  • Palm Beach Community College Theater Gallery, solo exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, June – August, 2003
  • Palm Beach Community College Gallery, Solo Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, March 2003
  • Backus Museum & Art Gallery, 3 person exhibition, Fort Pierce, FL, February 2003
  • Broward Community College Gallery South Campus, Solo Exhibition, Pembroke Pines, FL, 11-7-2002 to 12-13-2002
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, solo exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 1-12-02 to 3-10-2002
  • Carone Gallery, 42nd Hortt Competition, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 5-19-01 to 6-2-2001
  • Norton Museum of Art, Marden Community Gallery, Artists & Eggs Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, 3-26-01 to 5-18-2001
  • Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Sunrise, FL, 2-26-01 to 4-29-2001
  • Von Liebig Art Center, Juried Exhibit, Naples, FL, 3-17-2001
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, 3-person exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 2-2001
  • Artserve Gallery, Best of the City Link Newspaper Exhibition. Fort Lauderdale, FL, 9-2000
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Faculty Exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 8-00 to 9-2000
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale & Art Serve, Invitational benefit exhibition for the New World Symphony, Ft. Laud, FL, 3-1998
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, 6-person exhibit, Coral Springs, FL, 1-98 to 3-1998
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art, Grand opening Competition, Coral Springs, FL, 5-1997
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 36th Hortt Competition, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 10-1994
  • Lee Wagner Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Broward County Art in Public Places, Ft. Lauderdale Airport, FL, 8-1993
  • Community Art Alliance Gallery, 4-person exhibit, 1992
  • Norton Museum of Art, 6 person directors choice exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, 6-1991

Permanent Collections

  • Individual & Corporate, including Coral Springs Museum of Art, & Broward College South Campus


  • South FL Art Consortium Fellowship, 1991
  • Signature artist award General Motors Coral Springs Festival of the Arts 2007


Mixed Media | Acrylic