the artist

Esther Solondz is a visual artist who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She received an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, as well as doing graduate work in film at New York University. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including four Rhode Island Arts Council fellowships (Photo 1981, Painting 1996, Sculpture 2002, New Genres 2010) and a New England Foundation for the Arts regional National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Painting in 1992.   She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Swain School of Design (now part of the University of Massachusetts) and Roger Williams University (Newport, RI.)

Her work has been widely reviewed and exhibited.  She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Naga (Boston, MA), Boston University (Boston, MA), The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI), the Newport Art Museum (Newport, RI), the Fuller Museum (Brockton, MA), Gallery IMA (Seattle, WA), Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Berland Hall Gallery (New York, NY), and  Murray State University (Murray, KY).  She has been in numerous group exhibitions including shows at the List Art Center (Brown University), Trustman Gallery (Simmons College), DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA), Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT), William Benton Museum (University of Connecticut). Janet Borden Gallery (New York, NY), Tew Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), Artspace (New Haven, CT), Stonehill College (North Easton, MA), Lyman Allan Museum (New London, CT), Memorial Art Gallery (University of Rochester), and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO.)

Articles about Ms. Solondz’s work from Art New England, Art News, the Boston Globe, Art as Science Project, Artscope Magazine, Artforum, and Big & Shiny can be found online, or on her website (