Xochi Solis


Solis_I was supposed to be having the time of my life_2011_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board_7x5

I Was Supposed to be Having the Time of My Life, 2011, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 7 x 5 in.

Solis_The Wild side of life_2012_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board_5x3.5

The Wild Side of Life, 2012, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 5 x 3.5 in.

Solis_If everyone was happy there would never be a love song_2011_mixed media on paper_5x7

If Everyone Was Happy There Would Never be a Love Song, 2011, mixed media on paper, 5 x 7 in.

Solis_An accidental touch_2011_mixed media on paper_5x7

An Accidental Touch, 2011, mixed media on paper, 5 x 7 in.

Solis_Mountainsides put their hands around unsuspecting cities_2012_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board_7x5

Mountainsides Put Their Hands Around Unsuspecting Cities, 2012, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 7 x 5 in.

Solis_Ive lived like a beggar but I've loved you like a king_2013_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board_7x5

I’ve Lived Like a Beggar but I’ve Loved You Like a King, 2013, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 5 x 7 in.

Solis_The eclipse has come_2012_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on musuem board_5x5

The Eclipse Has Come, 2012, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 5 x 5 in.

Solis_Starlight_2012_gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board_3.5x4.25

Starlight, 2012, gouache, acrylic, acetate, colored paper and found images on museum board, 3.5 x 4.25 in.

About The Artist

Xochi Solis is a painter living and working in Austin, Texas. In addition to her studio practice, she is also the Director of Events and Public Programming at the Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2005. Concentrating on painting during her undergraduate career, she gained experience and insight by a semester abroad in Tuscany, as part of UT’s College of Fine Arts Study in Italy program, as well as a semester in Mexico City. In 2011, Solis exhibited a solo project at SOFA Gallery entitled All the Clouds Turn to Words and in January 2013 has a forthcoming solo exhibition—Rivers of our Vision—in Houston, TX at the Lawndale Art Center. Her group exhibitions include the 2008 edition of New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art, and the 13th Annual Young Latino Art Exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum. Previous to her work at the University of Texas, she was the Executive Director of the 2009 Texas Biennial and is currently an active member of MASS Gallery, an artist run project space in East Austin.

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