Director of Events and Public Programming, Visual Arts Center
Xochi Solis is an artist and arts administrator based in Austin, TX and has been the Director of Events and Public Programming at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) since its founding in 2010. Under her direction the VAC has produced hundreds of events, lectures and community engaging programs in line with the VAC’s mission of operating as a vibrant collaboration and exhibition space. She received her B.F.A in Studio Art from the University of Texas in 2005 and in the course of her academic work has studied abroad in both Tuscany and Mexico City. In 2011, Solis exhibited a solo project at SOFA Gallery entitled All the Clouds Turn to Words and in January 2013 has a forthcoming solo exhibition—Rivers of our Vision—in Houston, TX at the Lawndale Art Center. Her group exhibitions include the 2008 edition of New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art, and the 13th Annual Young Latino Art Exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum. She has been an active member of the Austin’s visual arts community since graduation, working with both commercial and non-profit art institutions. Previous to her work at the University of Texas, she was the Executive Director of the 2009Texas Biennial, Director of Volitant Gallery and continues to be an active member of MASS Gallery, an artist run project space in East Austin.