B. 1990, San Antonio, TX
Based in Providence, RI
As a current M.F.A Sculpture candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design, Megan Solis also received her B.F.A from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Solis concentrates on performance art with a strong conceptual, multi-disciplinary practice. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at The McNay Art Museum, University of Texas at San Antonio, Albright College, and the San Antonio Art League Museum. Her work can be seen in art collections such as the Mexic-Arte Museum. Internationally she has exhibited at the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art Museum in South Korea. Solis has also gained international exposure through a 2015 artist residency at Arteles Creative Center in Haukijärvi, Finland, and in 2016 completed an artist residency following a solo show at Hello Studio in San Antonio.
I continuously strive towards a forceful intimacy with viewers of my work, persistently questioning our communal pursuit of happiness. It is paramount for me to reveal flawed behavior that presents malfunction through portraits of desperation and loneliness. I ask: Is the desire to find connection simply a self-fulfilling narrative towards inevitable failure? Can I, along with a growing relationship with the participant demonstrate and embody this cycle through the duality of fantasy and reality? With this, the hope is to achieve an art form that subverts the notion of happiness towards a discovery of its unlawful deception.