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
Stanley Bermudez
Pedro Fuertes
Jorge Arcos


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


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.


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

Solo Exhibitions:


           Rialto Theater


          133 Gallery, Knoxville, TN.


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



          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


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


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

          Dekalb, IL


        Group Exhibitions:

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


        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.


        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,   
        Raices, Vargas & Harbis Gallery, Norcross, GA.

        ArtBash, Sandy Spring, GA.


        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.
          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.

           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


           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

           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


Over Da Edge, Restaurant, Atlanta, GA

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

          DuPage Art Guild, Addison, IL

          Danasty Nails, Cumming,GA
           York Center Elementary School, Lombard, IL

            New Hope Church, Villa Park, IL

           York Center Elementary School, Lombard, IL

           First Baptist Church, Villa Park, IL

           Stevenson School, Lombard, IL

Magazine Publication:
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

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

Newspapers Articles:

           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       

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

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

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

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:

         Hammonds House Museum’s Art Auction, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta,    
          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   

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