Felicia Belair-Rigdon, dubbed an artists' artist, maintained a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center for 22 years. Her work explores themes of early classicism in a contemporary context. Through a variety of diverse media, the works are shaped by a deep sense of time and ideas past.

The artist is a winner of the Open Studio Press, Exhibition- in- Print 1999, Mid -Atlantic division of the New American Paintings judged by Linda Norden, curator of Contemporary Art at Harvard University's Fogg Museum. In addition, Ann Cohen DiPietro of the Heschler Museum awarded her a solo exhibition at the Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington, NY. The artist's works have been shown at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Hemicycle, Washington DC; The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia and the Chrysler Museum, Newport News, Virginia and is in many private collections both in the U. S. and in Europe.

'A compelling combination of past and present', recent juror and New York City critic Donald Kuspit remarks, 'this is to me a central, contemporary and topical motif. . .which calls attention to vulnerability and mortality'. Steven Lanier states 'CreatorLifestories. . .subconsciously the allegorical mixed media collage challenges our sense of well being'.