Artist Biography

Soledad Salamé received her B.A. degree in Science and Humanities in 1972 in Santiago, Chile. She then moved to Venezuela, where she completed her Masters in Printmaking. In the US, she learned the process of Solar Etching from Dan Welden. She has been the recipient of several scholarships, awards, and grants, including the Pollock Krasner Grant.
In 2009, Salamé had an installation at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore entitled, “Where Do You Live?  3000 Miles of Maryland Coastline,” a sixteen foot mural depicting the ways in which pollution and rising water levels affect the state of Maryland.  In 2006, she created “Aguas Vivas” for the Museum of Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile, a project about the importance of water.  In 2001, she created a solo environmental installation in the National Museum of Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile, entitled "In the Labyrinth of Solitude." From 1999 to 2000, she participated in "Latin American Still Life, Reflections of Time and Place" at the Katonah Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio in NY. In 1995 she participated in "Latin American Women Artists, 1915 - 1995," which travelled to the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Denver Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum
 of Art, Miami Art Museum, and culminated at the National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington, DC. In 1990, she was commissioned to create the set designs for the Baltimore Opera's production of "Carmen".
Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the University of Essex, UK. Published references include Latin Anerican Art in the Twentieth Century by Edward J. Sullivan, the St, James Guide to Hispanic Artists 2002, by Thomas Riggs, and Latin American Women Artists of the United States,
1999 by Robert Henkes.
Currently living in Baltimore, Salamé is planning an exhibition “Barcodes,
Atmospheres and Islands” that opens May 12th at Goya Contemporary, in Baltimore.  Her prints were selected for IPCNY’s “New Prints 2010/Spring” show, and she has been invited to show at the Katonah Museum’s “Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art” exhibition.  She is also working on expanding her studio, Sol Print Studios where she holds workshops and creates artist proof editions of Solar Etchings in combination with Monoprints, Silkscreens, and Encaustic.