Activist artist Rosary Solimanto, explores oppression and societal stigmas living with multiple sclerosis evolving into her international artistic career. She approaches disABILITY identity, biology, healthcare and medicine from a humanitarian perspective. Solimanto graduated with her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2015 and since exhibited and performed across the US, Toronto, London, Greece, China and Spain, and featured in twelve international museums. Awards include Unlimit Fellowship from Art OMI; Kulakoff Award at SUNY Albany; and the Sojourner Truth Fellowship at SUNY New Paltz. She was a selected for the activist program, Emerge NYC at NYU and an artist residency at Art OMI, in Ghent, NY. Her artworks have been featured in Art in America Magazine and Hyperallergic, and political street performances in newspapers, radio and podcasts across the world.
She currently lives and works in the New York’s Hudson Valley.
All images courtesy of the artist
J. McVay presents his ‘Films of the Decade’ list. Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and BTR Live Studios performances. And we hear a couple of artists J interviewed earlier this year. | listen