Michael Soltis  b.1971  USA

EDUCATION

1997     Western Washington University, M.Ed. in Adult Education

1993     Seattle Pacific University, B.A. in Communications


EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS + SHOWS

2017     Group Exhibition, Canada150, South Granville Art Walk, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              Solo Exhibition, Michael Soltis - PLUS, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2016     Solo Exhibition, Michael Soltis - Games People Play, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              Allure + Prestige, Live Art Auction benefiting the Heal Our Lives Society, Vancouver, BC

              Group Exhibition, Summer Mix III, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              Group Exhibition, ART RAPTURE, Urban/Pop Exhibit, Vancouver, BC


2015     Black & White, The Art Affair's Annual Charity Art Auction, Vancouver, BC

              Public Exhibition, Views From the Southbank, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

              Solo Exhibition, Michael Soltis - Refinement, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              The Love Letter Project, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, BC

              Group Exhibition, January Daydreams of Summer, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA


2014      24" x 24" Show, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

               Gallery Artists Summer Show, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC


2013      Solo Exhibition, Michael Soltis - Retrospective, Aion Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

               Selected Works, The Living Lab, North Vancouver, BC

               Painting on the Edge (Opus Award Winner), Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC

               Gallery Artists Winter Exhibition, Axis Contemporary, Calgary, AB


2012      Winter Group Show, Swenson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

               Solo Exhibition, Michael Soltis - TYPE, Stark + Kent Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

               Spring Group Show - Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

               Art For Life, Live art auction, Vancouver, BC


2011      One of Kind Show, Vancouver, BC

               Night of New Beginnings, Live art auction, Vancouver, BC

               TED X Vancouver, Featured work, Vancouver, BC

               Selected Works, The Living Lab, North Vancouver, BC


PUBLICATION, PRESS + AWARDS

HGTV, "Step Inside a West Coast Artist's Eclectic Family Home," by Christy Wright, June 14, 2017

Delta Optimist, "Tsawwassen Artists Stage Show," February 17, 2017

Psychology of Aesthetics and Politics Magazine, "Art that Communicates to Us," by Nicholas Grider, Sept. 2016

Canadian House & Home, "Bright Spot," by Reiko Milley, May 2016

The Georgia Straight, "Gallery Surf: Michael Soltis," January 29, 2016

Vancouver Sun, "Art This Week: Michael Soltis," January 26, 2016

Delta Optimist, "Games Get New Life in Exhibit," January 22, 2016

Scout Magazine, "Games People Play Opens at Kimoto Gallery," January 13, 2016

With Love - Words & Art to Inspire, Table Book, Love Letter Press, February 2015

Delta Optimist, "Artist Gets Solo Show in Vancouver," February 6, 2015

Vancouver Sun, "Michael Soltis - Refinement," February 3, 2015

Artsy Shark, "What I Learned Being a Gallery Owner," June 24, 2014

Mixed Media Art Magazine, Cover Art and Feature Article, Issue 13, June 2014

Opus Award Winner - Painting on the Edge, Summer 2013

Ennyman's Territory, "A Visit With Vancouver Artist Michael Soltis," February 1, 2013

Artsy Shark, "Featured Artist" by Carolyn Edlund, January 29, 2013

The Artist Catalogue, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Winter 2012

Artslant, Showcase Award Winner, August 2012, July 2012, May 2012

Everything Is Art, Special Edition Fall 2012

Anthology Magazine, "Labor of Love," by Jennie Nunn, Winter 2011

Nehemiah Arts Foundation, "Featured Artist Michael Soltis," by Steph Forster, September 2011


GALLERY REPRESENTATION (PAST + PRESENT)

Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Whistler Contemporary Gallery, Whistler, BC

Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB

Swenson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Stark + Kent Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Aion Fine Art, Vancouver, BC