Pictured above: Looking for the magic, 2016
Gouache, house paint, acrylic, acetate, colored paper, and found images on paper
8 x 6 inches ✺
“Xochi Solis (b. 1981) is an Austin, TX based artist sharing her studio time between Texas and Mexico. Her works include multilayered, collaged paintings constructed of paint, hand-dyed paper, vinyl, plastics, and images from found books and magazines. Solis considers the repeated act of layering a meditation on color, texture, and shape all leading to a greater awareness of the visual intricacies found in her immediate environment, both natural and cultural. During the summer of 2018, she was an invited artist of Object Limited to participate in a pilot residency program in Bisbee, AZ. In 2016, she was artist-in-residence at Pele Prints in St. Louis, MO, completing a series of monoprints that combined her painting and collage methods with a variety of printmaking techniques. As a resident artist in 2013 at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, MX, she learned to work with natural pigments and paper dying. 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) and will be featured in the forthcoming book A BIG IMPORTANT ART BOOK (NOW WITH WOMEN): Profiles of Unstoppable Female Artists--and Projects to Help You Become One (Running Press, 2018).
Recent exhibitions include: Shaped by Subtraction, BOX 13 Artspace in Houston, TX (2017); Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2017); 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). In addition to her studio practice, she is on the Programming Committee of #bbatx and manages and spins records with the Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club.”
Reach her at: xochisolis.com