Barzizza got his undergraduate degree in Texas before traveling to the Big Apple, New York City, to pursue a graduate degree in visual arts. After graduating he stayed in the big city to pursue his career as an artist, but he says Memphis was always on his mind.
“I was living in New York as an artist but always found myself drawing pictures related to Memphis,” Barzizza said. He started Hungry Fire Workshop in 2006 while he was still living in New York before moving back to Memphis in 2009.
“I always wanted to make art that didn’t have to be screened or filtered before it was sold, which is ultimately why I started my own company,” he said.
Most artists use galleries to introduce their work to the public, but galleries can stifle the creativity of an artist, which is why he created his own company.
Barzizza has no plans of leaving Memphis anytime soon.
”You can really be an artist here, and it’s cheaper,” he said.
The eclectic artist says he likes the idea of having his own store one day, but for now you can catch him at the local street festivals.
For more on Hungry Fire Workshop you can visit www.hungryfire.com