Forrest Solis

ART 151E & ART 340
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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 w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Forrest Solis received her BFA in 2001 from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA in 2003 from Indiana University. As a graduate student, Solis was awarded the prestigious Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship. Solis taught as an Assistant Professor of art at DePauw University in Indiana until 2006 and is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Art at Arizona State University. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented by Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and Gebert Contemporary Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. Solis is a figurative painter whose work explores the female experience from a psychological perspective. Her current body of work looks at issues of desire and death through an autobiographical lens and takes a critical look at the cultural expectations of mature sexuality. In 2015, Solis founded Creative Push, an ongoing art and oral history project about birth. 

Education

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

Research Interests

Solis is a figurative painter whose work explores the female experience from a psychological perspective. 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 are formed of broken childhood memories and adult desire, where the past, present, and future collide.  Her current body of work looks at issues of desire and death through an autobiographical lens and takes a critical look at the cultural expectations of mature sexuality.

 

Research Activity

https://creativepush.org​

 

 

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 374 Wood II
ART 425 Intermediate Figure Painting
ART 474 Advanced Wood
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 692 Research
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 484 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARS 592 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ART 425 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ARS 484 Internship
FSH 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 493 Honors Thesis
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
MCO 591 Seminar
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ARS 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARA 498 Pro-Seminar
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 584 Internship
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ARA 591 Seminar
ARS 592 Research
ART 592 Research
ART 595 Continuing Registration
ARS 599 Thesis
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
ARS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 484 Internship
ART 584 Internship
ARS 592 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ART 394 Special Topics
ART 425 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 484 Internship
ARS 484 Internship
FSH 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 525 Advanced Figure Painting
ART 584 Internship
ARS 584 Internship
ART 592 Research
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 325 Figure Painting
ARA 484 Internship
FSH 484 Internship
ARS 484 Internship
ART 492 Honors Directed Study
ART 493 Honors Thesis
FSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 499 Individualized Instruction
ARS 590 Reading and Conference
ART 592 Research
ARE 599 Thesis
ARS 599 Thesis
ART 680 Practicum
ARS 692 Research
ARS 790 Reading and Conference
ARS 792 Research
ARS 795 Continuing Registration
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