Rich is a musician and “Street Artist” typically working with spray paint and acrylic and oil pain markers. He was born in Connecticut and grew up a “Navy Brat” as the oldest child of a couple of natices from Queens, NYC. His first graffiti piece was in College Point in Queens in 1985 celebrating the graffiti and breakdancing culture happening in the city.
Since then he has lived all over the USA and currently in Portland, OR. He’s been featured in several shows at the Peoples Art of Portland in the Pioneer Place Mall and at the Goodfoot Gallery in SE Portland. At the moment, Rich is a resident artist at the Columbia River Creative Initiatives until spring or summer of 2020. You can see some of his work on instagram @rockstizzle and hear some of rich’s songs that he’s written, sings, and plays guitar on Soundcloud. Search for the playlist “the Besta Testa”.