faculty profile

Chris Sollars
Visiting Faculty
New Genres

Artist Chris Sollars’ work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. Awards include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission: Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency. Sollars’ work is in the collections of the UC Berkeley Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum.

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2011
  • Lost in Space, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA 2011
  • Trash, the New Children’s Museum, San Diego, 2011
Selected Publications: 
  • Left Behind: Chris Sollars, Jennifer Gonzalez, Publication Studio, 2013
  • Karnig, Max. “Feature: An Interview with Chris Sollars,” JUXTAPOZ, May 15, 2012
  • Cotter, Holland. “With Politics in the Air, a Freedom Free-for-All Comes to Town.” New York Times, September 23, 2008.
Education: 
  • MFA, Sculpture, Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School, NY
  • BFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design