Diana Solís is a Mexican-born visual artist, photographer, and educator whose work includes photography, painting, illustration, printmaking, comics, public murals, and installation. She is inspired by Mexican and Chicano culture, memory, cautionary tales, oral and personal histories, queer identities, and narratives. Her work examines notions of place, identity, and belonging. Hybridization and the convergence between humans and nature are recurring themes in her paintings and illustrations. Central to Solís’s practice is her commitment to being a teaching artist and sharing her knowledge and process in collaboration with youth, immigrant families, and adults to engage and support them in creating art from their point of view.
As a teaching artist for four decades, Solís has taught students of diverse backgrounds and ages in a wide range of settings that include community organizations, public schools, museums, and special residency programs. Recent projects in photography include working with students at Benito Juarez Community Academy to create a series of works related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their lives. Solís has several exhibitions of her photography scheduled, including Images on Which to Build, which will travel to the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2022 and the Leslie Lohman Museum in New York City, in 2023.Profile image by: Natalie Martínez
Diana Solís has crowd-funded a project with 3AP
- $10,650 raised of $5,000 goal
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- 3Arts matched
- 213% funded
I am creating a limited-edition artist book that centers on my return to photography and reflects the resilience and complexity of my home community of Pilsen. Through portraits of people and place, this will be an archive of Pilsen’s ever-changing …Read more about Luz: Seeing the Space Between Us