b. 1976, Indianapolis, IN; lives and works in San Francisco, CA
A new media artist and sculptor, Sollars’ work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. He was born in Indianapolis and is based in San Francisco and is a professor at Mills College. He received his MFA from Bard College in New York. He is also the director of 667 Shotwell, an experimental home-based space for artists to create time-based works. Sollar has shown his work at SFMOMA; Berkeley Art Museum; Soap Factory, Minnesota; Kroswwork, Oakland; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. Awards include a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission grant, and a 2007 Artadia Grant.
Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.
Work of art in the exhibition:
11 min. 53 sec.
The artist would like to thank City Grazing, San Francisco, for their collaboration in this project.
Chris Sollars was inspired by the folktale “Milk and Honey.”