Dianne Patrizzi spent her childhood amid the massive trunks of very old oak trees in Pomona, California. At age 10, she participated with adults in a outdoor gallery show featuring some of her watercolor and India ink portraits, family scenes, and natural landscapes.
Patrizzi served apprenticeships under a variety of working artists acquiring skills as an oil painter, ceramicist and sculptor. Her formal education has revolved around mathematics, music, and theatre arts.
In 1995 to 2004, Patrizzi settled in a mountain retreat near Lake Arrowhead, California. In 2003, wildfires destroyed her home and surrounding forest. The struggle to recover the environment, rebuild homes, and repair water systems/infrastructure required intense advocacy, and long term community activism. In the ways of the Native American trickster, Patrizzi found her humor, theatrics, art, and music all had a way of radicalizing the cause; bringing much needed inspiration, unity, and help to all.
Patrizzi currently resides in Pasadena.