Forrest Solis

Asc Dir (FSC) & Asc Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asc Dir (FSC) & Asc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asc Dir (FSC) & Asc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Forrest Solis received her bachelor's in 2001 from the Kansas City Art Institute and master's in 2003 from Indiana University. As a graduate student, Solis was awarded the prestigious Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship and is a recent recipient of the 2015 AZ Commission on the Arts Artist Research Grant. Solis taught as an assistant professor of art at DePauw University in Indiana until 2006 and is currently an associate professor of art at Arizona State University. She is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas/Marfa, TX, Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and Gebert Contemporary Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

Education

  • M.F.A. Indiana University 2003
  • B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute 2001

Research Interests

As a dedicated figure painter, Solis has painted the figure almost exclusively for the entirety of her artistic career. While maintaining the integrity of representational painting Solis introduces abstraction into her work through dividing the picture plane and juxtaposing disparate elements, allowing for the expansion of content and narrative. The dominant themes in her creative research are adult-child relationships and gender normativity. Issues of the home, violence against women and childhood trauma have been central to her work. The imagery and content is formed of broken childhood memories and adult desire, where the past, present and future collide. 

 

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARS 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ARS 599 Thesis
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 484 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 425 Advanced Figure Painting
ARA 484 Internship
FSH 484 Internship
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 525 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 584 Internship
ARE 590 Reading and Conference
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ARE 599 Thesis
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 690 Reading and Conference
ARS 692 Research
ARS 792 Research
ARS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 314 Life Drawing II
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 425 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 525 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 414 Life Drawing III
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 514 Graduate Life Drawing
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 414 Life Drawing III
ART 425 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 514 Graduate Life Drawing
ART 525 Graduate Figure Painting
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 414 Life Drawing III
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 514 Graduate Life Drawing
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ARA 101 ASU: The Art Experience
ART 314 Life Drawing II
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ART 314 Life Drawing II
ART 325 Figure Painting
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 394 Special Topics
ARA 394 Special Topics
ART 414 Life Drawing III
ART 484 Internship
ARA 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 514 Graduate Life Drawing
ARA 584 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARA 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 680 Practicum

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