Photo by Yael Martinez

Sol Diaz-Peña
Evoking diasporic and gender variant experiences, I combine fragmentary images of people and scenes, illuminating the in-betweenness of identity. I utilize multifaceted visual symbols across painting, photography, and interactive community projects to explore internal boundlessness, collective cultural experiences, and the poetic relationship between nature and humanity. My approach to art making is influenced by “Rasquachismo,” a Chicano art movement that embodies resistance and resilience in the face of adversity, as well as “Ma,” a Japanese concept referring to the gaps and intervals of time, space, and being.

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Sol Diaz is a Houston-based visual artist and graduate of the University of Houston - Downtown. They have exhibited their work at notable venues throughout their native city, including Project Row Houses, Houston City Hall with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Box 13 ArtSpace, HCC's Wedgespace, and Sawyer Yards. They are the recipient of the Summer Studios Residency with Project Row Houses, The Idea Fund Grant with Diverseworks, the On Communities Masterclass with Magnum Photos and Houston Center of Photography, and are featured in a collaborative publication by Mujeres Malas and Fifth Wheel Press. They are currently in residency for Lawndale Art Center’s Artist Studio Program.

Houston, TX
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