Resume

Carlos Solis



Artist Statement

 

 

In my infinite world of my imagination, I tried to convey and stimulate the mythical and spiritual elements of visual expression. My passion in painting started with the magnificence elements of nature, fauna and flora, and it’s natural beauty that involves it’s selective conditions. For example, the majestic animals of the Amazon or Indians from Venezuela (Guajiros). However, I always try to expand my work to other areas of reality and with a spiritual meaning; therefore, I, occasionally, have the tendency to go from one extreme to another in order to explore, and show the ranges of styles and techniques by creating the most beautiful and delicate components of life to the most complex and strange art.

Fortunately, I have the pleasure and the opportunity to experience the richness of many cultures in South and North America, which allow me to expand my imagination even more; it also helps me to understand the differences and similarities of both worlds. My work reflects the distinctness of my artistic perception from those experiences, which provides vivid colors and physical details in order to make something visually pleasing, grotesque or unfamiliar to look at. Furthermore, I also try to create an awareness and express an opinion about our delicate habitat and lack of knowledge about cultural and racial diversity in S. America.      


Carlos Solis is also founder of the Latin American Art group: Comtrapunto
Members:
Stanley Bermudez
Pedro Fuertes
Jorge Arcos

 



1966, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lives in Kennesaw, GA.

Education: 

2005 A.D-Degree, Advertising, Design and Illustration, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

1987-89 Business Administration, Jesus Enrique Lossada College, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

1986-87 Computer Operation/management of Administrative Systems, computer Programming and Basic Language, Readic, Maracaibo,Venezuela.

Curator

Negritud in Latin American Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA. Athens, GA.


Solo Exhibitions:

           2014

           Rialto Theater

           2011

          133 Gallery, Knoxville, TN.

          2009

          “Latino Leadership Awards”, Greentree Hotel, Atlanta, GA

           

          2007

          Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Borders Book Store, Kennesaw, GA

          Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Kennesaw Community Center, Kennesaw, GA

          Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Java Café, Norcross, GA

          2006

          Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Helen Plum Library, Lombard, IL

          2004

          Carlos Solis: Venezuelan paintings, Northern Illinois University, Latino Center,  

          Dekalb, IL

       



        Group Exhibitions:
       
        2015

        Gala Auction, Gala Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA.
       
        Latino Art Show,The Max L. Jackson Gallery At Queens University of
        Charlotte, NC.



        2014

        Contrapunto, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainsville, GA.
       
        Negritud in Latin American Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA. Athens, GA.

        Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
       
        Colors of Summer, 905 Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

        ArtBassh, Gala Auction, Powder Springs, GA.

        Contrapunto, Rialto Theater, Atlanta, GA.

        Celebrando con Contrapunto, Hobbs Center for the Arts, Hobbs, NM.
       
        Negro Primero, Boricua College Gallery, NY, NY.

        Sensuality, 905 Juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

        Latino Art Show,The Max L. Jackson Gallery At Queens University of
        Charlotte, NC.

         
       
        2013

        Reality of Placement, Atrium Art Gallery, Union College, NY.

        Spirituality, 905 Juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA.   
   
        Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA.

        The Divided State of America, 905 juniper Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

        International Art Show, dk gallery, Marietta, GA.
       
        Contrapunto, Latin American Group Show, Latin American Art Museum, Pomona,   
        Cal.
       
        Raices, Vargas & Harbis Gallery, Norcross, GA.

        ArtBash, Sandy Spring, GA.
       


        2012

        Contrapunto, Contemporary Latin American group show , Rialto Theatre, Atlanta, GA.    
     
        Latin Art Exhibit, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

        Altering Reality: Latin American Leading Artists, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, PA.

        Hispanic Heritage Month, Group Contrapunto, Bloomingdales, Atlanta, GA.

        Symphony of Colors, Jack Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

        Reality of Placement, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY.

        Camaleon Cromatico, Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA.
  
        Contrapunto, Contemporary Latin American group show, Avisca Gallery,     
        Marietta, GA.
          
         2011
            
          Second Registry show, 4463 Gallery, Acworth, GA

          Dogwood Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
            
          Counterpoint, Alexis Torres Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                     
          Extensive & Diverse, Bronxartspace Gallery, Bronx, NY

          Equanimity, Cherrylion Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  
          Una Breve Mirada, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

          10th Annual Auction-Art Atlanta-Hammond House Museum, Bill Lowe Gallery,    
           Atlanta, GA.



          2010
          
           Registry Exhibit, 4463 Gallery, Acworth, GA

           Pulso Latino, ZuCot Gallery, Atlanta, GA

           Regina Gallery, Houston, TX

           The Surrealist Next Door, WM Turner Gallery, Atlanta, GA

           Trilogy Studios, Tula Center, Atlanta, GA

           Sacred Tapestry, Methodist Church,  Roswell, GA
    
           High Arts Day,  High Museum, Atlanta, GA

           2da Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx 2010
          (2nd Bronx Latin American Art 2010), Bronx, NY

           Ostensible, Adam Ramsey Miller, Gallery, Concord, NC

           Stuart MacClean Gallery, Atlanta, GA
           
           MirrorMirror, Jack Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

           Abstact for Love, Jack Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

           Peters Street Gallery, Atlanta,GA


          2009

           Multicultural Art Exhibition,The Salvation Army, Doraville, GA

           Surrealist Tropical Pop, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

           Peters Street Gallery, Atlanta,GA

           Ab Gallery, Marietta, GA

           Koko Sphere Gallery, Roswell, GA


          2008
          
           Peters Street Gallery, Atlanta,GA
          
           Terra Fear,  Ab Gallery, Marietta, GA
          
           Arte Con Pasion, Koko Sphere Gallery, Roswell, GA

Dream Vacations Exhibit, The Art Station at Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA

The Rod Sheriff Studio, Marietta, GA

Figurative Speaking, Koko Sphere Gallery, Roswell, GA

Chiloe Latin Bistro, Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

2007

Over Da Edge, Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

           
           2004
          
           Annual Student Art Exhibition, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL


1997
          
          DuPage Art Guild, Addison, IL

Murals:
          
            2007
          Danasty Nails, Cumming,GA
          
           2004
           York Center Elementary School, Lombard, IL

            New Hope Church, Villa Park, IL

            2003
           York Center Elementary School, Lombard, IL

2001
           First Baptist Church, Villa Park, IL

2000
           Stevenson School, Lombard, IL

Magazine Publication:
           
           2009
Flagpole, Art Notes,  “Angels and Demons,” Rebecca Brantley, Athens, GA

Atlanta Show Guide, The Artistry of Master, “Visual Expressionist: Carlos Solis,” Chris McMurry, Atlanta, GA

           2004
           Prairie Light Review, Digital Image, “Emotional Hell”, College of DuPage, Glen  
           Ellyn, IL







Newspapers Articles:

          
           2009
           Atlanta Latino, Cultura, “PINCELADAS: Criticas sobre Venezuela, Art Exhibit,
            Alejandra Milojevic

            Red & Black, Out& About, “Pop gets a taste for  the tropics,” Art Exhibit, Sophie       
            Loghman

           2008
           Mundo Hispanico, Events, “Arte Con Pasion,” Art Exhibit, Alberto Brown

Mundo Hispanico, Events, “Figurattively Speaking,” Art Exhibit, Alberto Brown

2007
Mundo Hispanico, Events, Carlos Solis’ Art Exhibit, Alberto Brown

           2000
The Lombardian, Religion, “After The Flood”, Cheryl Price
           
           Daily Herald, Neighbor, Mural brings hallway to life, Karen Kutz

            The Lombardian, Mythic Mural, Steve Herman





Charity Events:
         

         2010
        
         Hammonds House Museum’s Art Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta,    
         GA
         
         2009
          The City of Lilburn & The Lilburn, Art Exhibit, Dream House for Medically       
          Fragile Children, Claudia Barnett
          Baum & Bloom, Silent Auction, Soulshine Children's Studio
          Coctails, Art & Jazz, Defoor Centre, Silent Auction,Habitat for Humanity, Assunto   
         Banks
          Foundation

         2008
         The Night of the Champion, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Silent             
         Auction, Frank Windom