Based in San Francisco, Chris Sollars' work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through urban interventions, the results of which are integrated into mixed-media video installations. He is director and curator of 667Shotwell, a noncommercial residential space for artists to do experimental work, which he started in 2001 during the wake of disappearing San Francisco art-spaces.
Sollars' work is in the collections of the Berkeley Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and Miami Art Museum. Articles and reviews: the New York Times; Art Net; Time Out New York; BlackBook magazine; Contemporary Magazine; NY Arts Magazine; CameraWork; and Flash Art.
Awards include 2002 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award; 2007 Alternative Exposure Grant; 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award; and a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant.
Sollars recently completed C RED BLUE J (see trailer below), an experimental documentary feature that uses his family, including his sister who works for the Bush Administration, his born-again Christian father, and his lesbian mother to illustrate the complications of division during the 2004 presidential election.
C RED BLUE J trailer