• size 9.5" × 7.5"
  • medium Gouache, house paint, acrylic, acetate, colored paper, naturally dyed paper, and found images on museum board
  • framed In white
Xochi solis

About the Artist

Xochi solis

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. In 2016, she was the invited artist-in-residence at Pele Prints in St. Louis, MO, Solis completing a series of monoprints that combined her painting and collage methods with a variety of printmaking techniques.

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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). 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 manages and spins records with the Austin chapter of Chulita Vinyl Club.

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