John Rizzo was born and raised in Chicago. In 1997, John moved to Detroit to attend school, fell in love with the city and has called it home ever since. John is currently employed as the Wood Shop Manager at the College for Creative Studies; in addition he teaches two courses in the Foundations Program. Detroit students enrolled in John’s courses learn 3-Dimensional Concepts as well as 3-Dimensional Techniques, both of which aim at training early stage artists in basic 3-dimensional design and fabrication. John is a visual artist, sculptor, furniture maker and glass artist, amongst his many other creative endeavors. John has been included in exhibitions nationwide and continues his artistic practices in varied avenues. John is the founder of 4th Wall Concepts, a design, fabrication, and consultancy company with a focus on working with clients to bring their visions to life.