Director of Events and Public Programming, Visual Arts Center
Xochi Solis is an artist and visual arts leader 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 2013, Solis exhibited a solo exhibition—Rivers of our Vision—at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX and was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico to learn and work with natural pigments. She is one of 30 artists featured in the book Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather, Cut and Paste, Mash Up and Transform (Chronicle Books, 2014). Her group exhibitions include Flatland at The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, TX and the 2008 edition of New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch at the Austin Museum of Art. 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 2009 Texas Biennial, Director of Volitant Gallery and continues to be an active member of MASS Gallery, a collectively run project space in East Austin.