1966, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Lives in Kennesaw, GA.



  • 2005 A.D-Degree, Advertising,
    Design and Illustration, College of
    DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
  • 1987-89 Business Administration, Jesus Enrique Lossada College, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • 1986-87 Computer Operation/management of AdministrativeSystems, computer Programming and Basic Language, Readic, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Carlos Solis

Artist Statement

In my infinite world of my imagination, I tried to convey and stimulate the mythical and spiritual elements of visual expression.

My passion in painting started with the magnificence elements of nature, fauna and flora, and it’s natural beauty that involves its selective conditions. For example: the majestic animals of the Amazon or Indians from Venezuela (Guajiros). However, I always try to expand my work to other areas of reality and with a spiritual meaning; therefore, I, occasionally, have the tendency to go from one extreme to another in order to explore, and show the ranges of styles and techniques by creating the most beautiful and delicate components of life to the most complex and strange art.

Fortunately, I have the pleasure and the opportunity to experience the richness of many cultures in South and North America, which allow me to expand my imagination even more; it also helps me to understand the differences and similarities of both worlds.

My work reflects the distinctness of my artistic perception from those experiences, which provides vivid colors and physical details in order to make something visually pleasing, grotesque or unfamiliar to look at. Furthermore, I also try to create awareness and express an opinion about our delicate habitat and lack of knowledge about cultural and racial diversity in S. America.

Carlos Solis is also founder of the Latin American Art group “Comtrapunto”.

Curatorial Experience


Negritud in Latin American Art, Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA. Athens, GA.

Negritud in Latin American-Blackness in Latin America, Guichard Gallery, Chicago, Ill.


Blackness in Latin America, Rialto Theater, Atlanta, GA.

Blackness in Latin America, Hobbs Center for the Arts, Hobbs, NM.


Surrealist Apparatus, Rigo Peralta Studio, Allentown, PA.

Surrealist Apparatus, Union City Museum of Art, Union City, NJ.


Surrealist Apparatus, Quinlan Center for the Arts, Gainesville, GA.

Solo Exhibitions:


Reality of Dreams, Rialto Theater, Atlanta, GA.

Reality of Dreams, 905 Juniper gallery, Artsy online gallery.


Rialto Theater


133 Gallery, Knoxville, TN.


“Latino Leadership Awards”, Greentree Hotel, Atlanta, GA


Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Borders Book Store, Kennesaw, GA

Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Kennesaw Community Center, Kennesaw, GA

Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Java Café, Norcross, GA


Carlos Solis: Carlos’ Art Show, Helen Plum Library, Lombard, IL


Carlos Solis: Venezuelan paintings, Northern Illinois University, Latino Center, Dekalb, IL

Group Exhibitions:


Contrapunto, Robert Kent Gallery, Marietta, GA.


Contrapunto, Atlanta Aquarium, Atlanta, GA.

Contrapunto, O gallery, Norcross, GA.

Contrapunto, gallery 72, Atlanta, GA.

Contrapunto, Marietta Art Museum, Marietta, GA.

Contrapunto, Rialto Art Center, Atlanta, GA.


Surrealist Apparatus, Quinlan Center for the Arts, Gainesville, GA.

“O” gallery, Norcross, GA.

Bombay Sapphire art Competition, Zutcot Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

An Evening of Art Featuring Atl Latino Artists, Latin American Association, Atlanta, GA.

“Contributions”, Aimee fine art gallery, Decatur, GA.


Eden Gallery, Art Auction, Marietta, GA.

Art Expo Contest Winner, DH gallery of International Artists, New York, NY.

Contrapunto, Abernathy Art Center, Sandy Springs, GA.

Contrapunto, Coca Cola, Hispanic Heritage Month, Atlanta, GA.

Contrapunto, Stephen Smith Art Gallery, Fairfield, AL.

Surrealist Apparatus, Rigo Peralta Gallery, Allentown, PA.

Surrealist Apparatus, Union City Museum of Art, Union City, NJ.