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.Read Full Bio
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.