Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Soledad Arias is an artist living and working in New York City where she received her BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Arias explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, phonetic, and visual dimensions within the context of dialog and vernacular communication. Her work induces an element of interactivity and viewer participation by constructing open-ended narratives through text and linguistic elements.
Arias has exhibited her work in galleries and museums both nationally and abroad. Her work has been featured in numerous institutions including MOMA PS1 (New York), Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Jersey City Museum (New Jersey), Socrates Sculpture Park (New York), El Museo del Barrio (New York) and The Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York). Arias’ work is included in private collections in Latin America, Europe, Japan, and the United States.She received a fellowship from The MacDowell Colony, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Arts, as well as a Change fellowship from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Her work received reviews and critical attention in many publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Artlies Magazine, Arte al Dia international, Time Out Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Art Nexus Magazine.

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