We Invite You to Xochi Solis Paper Party

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Why Xochi Solis?
Because she has flair, and passion for art and for life …
Because her art is full of shine and full of life, amazing mix of colors and materials.
In this pieces of art she the deliver a message, composure, she share with us her ideas about life…

But what it is, is something true, 2013
But what it is, is something true, 2013

Xochi Solis is a painter living and working in Austin, TX. She received her B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2005, and in the course of her academic work has studied abroad in both Tuscany and Mexico City.

Buscando Para Mi Media Naranja, 2005
Buscando Para Mi Media Naranja, 2005

Her group exhibitions include Flatland at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, TX and the 2008 edition of New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art. She has been an active member of the Austin’s visual arts community since graduation, working with commercial and non-profit art institutions. She was the Executive Director of the 2009 Texas Biennial, Director of Volitant Gallery and an active member of MASS Gallery, a collectively run project space in East Austin.

Installation shot from "New Art in Austin: 20 To Watch" exhibition, February 16 – May 11, 2008 Austin Museum of Art - Austin, TX
Installation shot from “New Art in Austin: 20 To Watch” exhibition, February 16 – May 11, 2008
Austin Museum of Art – Austin, TX

Today Xochi Solis is an artist and visual arts leader in Austin, TX, and has been the Director of Events and Public Programming at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) since its founding in 2010.

An accidental touch, 2011
An accidental touch, 2011

 

The desire and pursuit of the whole, 2012
The desire and pursuit of the whole, 2012
Installation shot from "All the Clouds Turn to Words" exhibition, August 27 - September 30, 2011 SOFA Gallery - Austin, TX
Installation shot from “All the Clouds Turn to Words” exhibition, August 27 – September 30, 2011
SOFA Gallery – Austin, TX
Installation shot from "Xochi Solis: New Works" exhibition, September 8 - October 18, 2012 Olive Vintage - Austin, TX
Installation shot from “Xochi Solis: New Works” exhibition, September 8 – October 18, 2012
Olive Vintage – Austin, TX
The Alley Cat Project, East Austin, 2012-2013
The Alley Cat Project, East Austin, 2012-2013

In 2013, Solis exhibited a solo exhibition—Rivers of our Vision—at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX and was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico, to learn and work with natural pigments.

You said I was a dreamer—that all I did was sit and stare, 2013
You said I was a dreamer—that all I did was sit and stare, 2013
You may be a lover (But you ain't no dancer), 2013
You may be a lover (But you ain’t no dancer), 2013

Rivers of Our Vision 1 2013

Installation shot from "Rivers of Our Vision" exhibition, January 25 - March 2, 2013
Installation shot from “Rivers of Our Vision” exhibition, January 25 – March 2, 2013

She 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).

Flatland
Installation shot from “Flatland”, July 11, 2014 – October 11, 2014
upriseXnorwood
Installation shot from “upriseXnorwood”, September 2014 – September 2015
Flatlander
Installation shot from “Flatlander”, May 21 – September 13, 2015
Installation shot from "XOCHI SOLIS @ SHOPCLASS", June 13 – July 4, 2015
Installation shot from “XOCHI SOLIS @ SHOPCLASS”, June 13 – July 4, 2015

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“Xochi Solis is as much inspired by the flora and fauna of the natural world as she is by pop music and culture. Her small, colorful, collage paintings might incorporate house paint, craft paper, vinyl, cork or even pieces of plastic. And while there might be an immediate sense of buoyancy to Solis’ work, there’s an underlying discipline of form, color and composition that buttresses her vivid abstractions.”

— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin for Austin 360