Buenos Aires, Argentina
“I explore the materiality of language, the phonetic, visual and poetic dimensions of a text or a word as a two-and three-dimensional entity in the context of human relations. I am drawn to what lies among the uttered and the suppressed. For thinking dictates form, a line, an accent, the cadence of silence, all conform narratives both in drawing and language.
I expose the intersection of the aural and the visual, one where words, text and involuntary sounds are transformed into a visible, physical form.
I strip away from the narrative what is unnecessary in order to reveal its armature, leaving structural notions of the emotional experience. Eventually words are muffled, subtracted, removed from speech, configuring blocks or silent pauses.”
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Soledad Arias is an artist living and working in New York City where she received her BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Soledad Arias has been exhibiting actively both nationally and internationally in galleries and museums. Venues where her work has been shown include: Atopia, Flm and Videokunst(2010),Oslo, Norway; Massey University Wellington(2010), New Zealand, RMIT University(2009)Melbourne, Australia; PS1 Contemporary Art Center(2008), Sydney Non Objective(2007), Sydney, Australia; Institute of Contemporary Art(2006), Philadelphia; Jersey City Museum(2006); Socrates Sculpture Park(2005); articule gallery(2003), Montreal, Canada; El Museo del Barrio(2002), NYC; Canolfan Gallery(2001) Nagoya, Japan; The Hickory Art Museum(1999), Hickory, N.C; The Art Museum of the Americas(1998),Washington D.C; The Bronx Museum for the Arts(1996),as well as solo gallery shows at Alejandra von Hartz Gallery(2007)Miami, and Gallery Sonja Roesch(2008)in Houston, Texas among others. Awards and residencies include: The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program; The Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada;MFA Fellowship.School of Visual Arts, New York, NY;Aim Program. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.
Her work has been included in private collections in Latin America, Europe, Japan, and the United States. Selected public collections include; The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts(NYC) and the Banff Centre for the Arts(Alberta, Canada)
gallery link: www.alejandravonhartz.net