January 18 — March 30, 2019
93rd ANNUAL International Competition Solo Exhibitions
Three artists were selected from the 10 Finalists of the 93rd ANNUAL to receive solo exhibitions.
Rafael Soldi: CARGAMONTÓN
Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler: Long Lost Friend
Chinn Wang: Soaking Up Local Color
THURSDAY, January 17
—Gallery Talk by the Artists 5:30pm
—Opening Reception 6:00 - 7:30pm
WEDNESDAY, January 23
Rafael Soldi Artist Lecture 6:00pm
Rafael Soldi, Imagined Futures (detail), 2018
Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, Ordinal Solid, 2018
Chinn Wang, APR 66 (Wisteria), 2018
Rafael Soldi (b. Lima, Peru, 1987) is a Seattle-based artist and curator. He holds a BFA in Photography & Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art, 2009. His recent practice has focused on the visceral qualities that drive transcendental experiences in his life as well as a search to define his identity as a queer Latino man. He has exhibited at ClampArt, New York, NY; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; PCNW, Seattle; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; and, Vértice Galería, Lima, Peru among others. He has received a Magenta Foundation Award, a Puffin Foundation grant and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, PICTURE BERLIN and Oxbow Space. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum, WA, Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; and, the King County Public Art Collection, Seattle. He has been published in PDN, Dwell, Metropolis and LUXE and reviewed in The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe and The Pittsburgh Tribune and PDN.
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Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler are Brooklyn-based collaborative partners. Urban holds a BFA from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA and an MA/MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. He received a Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and a Curatorial Stipend from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY. Mutchler received a BFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Together they have exhibited across the U.S. and in Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand and Switzerland.
Trained as printmakers, Urban and Mutchler define print expansively. Photographs, video, sculptural objects and printed matter serve as loose facsimiles for research, experience and exploration. Their installations investigate the evolving meaning of printed matter and the "sacred spaces" it occupies, always aware of the increasingly common shift from analog to digital technologies in our day to day lives.
Chinn Wang (b. 1981, Columbus, OH) is based in Boulder, CO. She earned a BA in Art Practice and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her studio practice incorporates printmaking, sculpture and installation to examine, problematize and humorize the subjective nature of personal narrative and history using coded visual languages, symbolic iconography and shifting visual perception. Wang has exhibited at venues including Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany; and, the Korean Cultural Center in Beijing, China. She has been a resident artist at RedLine Denver and Failure Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and received a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Award. She is currently Teaching Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator in the School of Art & Art History, University of Denver and lives in Boulder, CO.
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