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Caridad Sola

BIOGRAPHY:
The Miami & New York City-based multi-media visual artist and licensed architect Caridad Sola - has exhibited in a variety of places, including the Lowe Art Museum in Miami, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Heidi Cho Gallery in New York City, the Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery in New Haven, CT, and awarded the “Best of Show” designation at the “Made in NY 2006” exhibit at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY.
Currently she practices visual & performance art out of her personal studio in New York City. Prior to this, Ms. Sola worked as a construction project manager for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Project at the World Trade Center Site and served as the Director of Design & Construction at Pink Stone Capital Group LLC.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Awaken your senses. Dark soil wrapped in white sheets, bricks suspended in air by delicate sheer ribbon, and red-feathered pillow fight in a white room. I expose the buried memories that everyday objects hold. I invite you to feel the materials: stick your hands into water, walk barefoot on pillows, feel the slight roll of freshly-cut sugar cane underneath your feet smell the feathers, the soil, the cane and hear the sound of a beating heart or water lapping. In the transformation of these spaces, I create experiences. I have a passion for the grandiose, the dramatic, and the theatrical. I expose viewers to rituals, collective memories, and metaphors. But like memories, these experiences will not last. Installations are ephemeral after they are de-installed all that remains are memories, documentation, and artifacts. From bricks to pillows, I want to create an unforgettable experience.

EDUCATION:
M.F.A. in Fine Arts, 2006 - Parsons School of Design, NY

M.S. in Real Estate Development, 2007 - New York University

M.S. in Construction Administration, 2009 - Columbia University, NY

B.F.A. in Fine Arts, 2003 - Cum Laude - University of Miami, FL

B.Arch. in Architecture, 2003 - Cum Laude - University of Miami, FL

SERVICES:
~Commissioned Artworks & Installations
~Performance, Installation, & Public Art
~Architectural Design (Licensed in NY, NJ, PA, & FL)
~Custom Interiors, Furniture & Space Transformation
~Fine Art Photography, Creative Portraits, & Event Photography
~Photo-Journalism, Documentary, & Construction Photography
~Photo Re-touching / Editing
~Private Art Lessons
~Guest Lectures, Studio Visits

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
~Registered Architect NY # RA033753, FL #AR93539, PA #RA404516, NJ #21AI01862700
~NCARB - Certificate #64601
~Licensed Interior Designer FL #ID5196
~NY Real Estate License #10401206667
~LEED - Accredited Professional

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS:
2011 Top 100 Artists - A Year in Review: 2010 - Artist Wanted
2010 Top 50 Artists - Art Takes Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach
2007 Ninety Miles – Development Proposal Selected as Final Top 4 for funding by Investor Panel
2006 Best of Show, Made in NY 2006, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
2005 Graduate Fellowship, New York University
2004 Scholars Award, Parsons School of Design / Parsons Graduate Dean’s Scholarship
2000 Art Schneller Fellowship, University of Miami

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2012
AFP's Brooklyn Beat Music & Arts Festival at The Paper Box
Bushwick Open Studios
Fountain NY Grace Exhibition Space at the Armory
AFP Night of Media Arts Fountain Art Fair Closing Party, NYC
Flying Machines, Group Show at the Headkeeper, Greensburg, PA

2011
Art Basel Miami Closing Party, Fountain Fair, Arts For Progress
Generations VII, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.
A Change of Climate, Blue Source Space, New York, NY

2010
Solo Show, Backyart Summer Series, Brooklyn, NY
The Sketchbook Project, Art House Coop Library, Brooklyn, NY

2008
SITE: Crashing Chelsea, New York, NY
SITE: One- Night Art Event, New York, NY

2007
The Building Show, Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY
Art in Medicine, Private Loft Exhibition sponsored by Sermo, Chicago, IL

2006
Texture, Arts + Literature Laboratory Gallery, New Haven, CT
10 Curatorial Perspectives: Amendicons, Mott Haven Gallery, Bronx, NY
Amendicons, Makor Gallery, New York, NY
Made in NY 2006, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Uprising, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, New York, NY
Generations V, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Small Axes, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY

2005
This Time Next Year, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Annual Juried Show, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
BFA Show, Wesley Foundation Center, University of Miami
Graduate Architecture, SOA Gallery, University of Miami, FL
Hialeah City Hall Exhibition, , Hialeah, FL

2002
Annual Juried Show, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
Glass Art Show, University of Miami, FL
Egalitarian Art, University of Miami, FL
9-11 Commemoration, University of Miami, FL

1999
Printmaking Collection, University of Miami, FL

1998
Pinecrest First Annual Art Show, Pinecrest, FL
Borders Gallery, Miami, FL
Coral Gables Country Club Art Exhibition, Coral Gables, FL
Chamber of Commerce Exhibition, Coral Gables, FL
Nations Bank Exhibition, Miami, FL
Annual Art Show, Gulliver Preparatory, Miami, FL


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
2006 Cuban Heritage Collection, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami
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