Ages: 16 - No Limit

Ability: All

Expertise: Painting, Printmaking, Specialty Workshops, VAS Lecture

ASLD is pleased to welcome artist Xochi Solis as our 2017 Summer Visiting Artist. Join us for a lecture with Solis who will share her influences on her studio practice over the last 11 years, and her most recent projects including the commissioned work at the Denver Art Museum. Solis creates spectacular multilayered, collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. The artist considers the repeated act of layering in her work a meditation on color, texture, and shape,all leading to a greater awareness of the visual intricacies found in her immediate environment. Solis received her B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2005. Recent exhibitions include: We must build as if the sand were stone, South Texas College Library Gallery, McAllen, TX (2016); Rivers of our Vision, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX (2013); Summer Invitational, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY; Flatlander, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (2015); New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2008); and currently Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2017). In 2016, Solis held a residency at Pele Prints in St. Louis, MO and in 2013 was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico learning to work with natural pigments. Solis is one of 30 artists featured in the book Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform (Chronicle Books, 2014). In addition to her studio practice, she is an active member of the collectively run project space MASS Gallery and spins records with the Chulita Vinyl Club. Solis was born & lives in Austin, TX.

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