Chris Sollars' work revolves around the reclamation and subversion of public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations.
Awards include 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission: Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, & 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency.
Sollars in 2008 completed C RED BLUE J which screened at SFMOMA on Election Day and was included in CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America show at the NY Park Armory. Recent exhibitions include Off Shore at Southern Exposure, The Swimmer at Steven Wolf Fine Arts, Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Trash at the new children's museum in San Diego; and the newly released Left Behind published by Publication Studio.