Monday, May 23, 2011

Photography by Chris Sollars

Posted by magz on 2:07 AM

San Francisco based artist Chris Sollars work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through urban interventions, the results of which are integrated into mixed media video installations. Sollars holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Bard College. He is also director and curator of 667Shotwell a space in his home for artists to do experimental work, started in 2001 during the wake of disappearing San Francisco art-spaces.

Sollars’ work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum. Awards include 2002 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, 2007 Alternative Exposure Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, and 2009 Headlands residency. Sollars in 2008 completed C RED BLUE J, an experimental documentary feature that uses his family, including his sister who works for the Bush Administration, his Born Again father, and his Lesbian mother to illustrate the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election.