News | October 02, 2015


Artist’s surreal imagery on view in Main Gallery

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T.L. Solien
T.L. Solien

The Art Galleries at the Bower School of Music & the Arts present “Yesterday, It Was Sunny: A Solo Exhibition of Work by T.L. Solien” through Nov. 14 in the Main Gallery of the Arts Complex. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Gene and Lee Seidler and WGCU Public Media.

Solien has gained national attention for painting, sculpture and works on paper that combine surreal, cartoon-like imagery that contain references to art and cultural history and explore his life, mind and emotional states as a man, artist, husband and father.

Born in 1949 in Fargo, N.D., and currently professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Solien earned a bachelor’s degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s of fine art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has taught studio courses at The Ohio State University, The University of Iowa and Montana State University.

Solien has appeared in numerous national group and solo exhibitions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Walker Art Center, Des Moines Art Center, Madison Contemporary Art Museum and the American Center in Paris.

Regular viewing hours in the Main Gallery are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors.

  • Read Gallery Director John Loscuito’s interview with T.L. Solein
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