Christian Soto

Puerto Rico

Visual artist, printmaker and cultural worker. He studied visual arts from a young age and pursued university studies in the same field. He uses printmaking processes from which he  draws traditional techniques and applies contemporary and experimental approaches. Philosophical ideas, the everyday and its symbols are recurrent in his work. "The printing process becomes a teaching of how indelible and perpetual experiences can be." He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Ponce from a young age. He was a conservation assistant for three-dimensional artworks at the Anton J. Konrad Conservation Center and an assistant at artist Antonio Martorell’s Taller de La Playa. He worked for the Department of Education at the Museo de Arte de Ponce. He has exhibited his work individually and in group shows including the XX International Print Biennial of Varna, Bulgaria. Independently, he has managed and curated research projects and dissemination of art history as Maestros del Sur, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Casa de Arte y Cultura de La Playa de Ponce directed by artist Diógenes Ballester and more recently, studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Printmedia Department. Christian currently works and lives in Puerto Rico.

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