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Chris A. Sollars

Associate Professor of Studio Art


BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA, Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

Professional Interests

Sculpture, performance, video, socially engaged projects, and interventions


Chris Sollars’ work subverts public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculptures, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. His awards include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 Individual Artist Commission grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, 201 Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and a 2015 Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence. In 2008, Sollars completed C Red Blue J, which screened at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Election Day. His recent exhibitions include Hoof & Foot at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art; DAAAM at California State University, Chico; and Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid.

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