T.L. Solien spit biting one of the copper plates for 'Psyche: The Blue Martin' print, TGL workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, 1985
Gift of Kenneth Tyler 2002
Photographer: Kenneth Tyler
TL Solien was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1949. He is best known for his painting, which employs the Postmodern aesthetic of pastiche, blending easily recognisable symbols from the art historical canon with others taken from his own personal experience and the world around him. Solien also draws upon the Surrealist aesthetic in his work, demonstrated in the National Gallery’s prints Psyche: the blue martian and Excalibur, created at Tyler Graphics in 1985 and 1986 respectively.
Solien received his BFA from the Moorhead State University, Minnesota, in 1973 and his MFA in painting and sculpture from the University of Nebraska in 1977.
Completes a portfolio of drypoints, Fragments of Hope, at Vermillion Editions Limited, Minneapolis
Receives Rockefeller Foundation Studio Fellowship, Paris
Designs sets and costumes for The Mirror, by Leigh Dillard, performed by New Dance Ensemble, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Completes edition, Psyche: the blue martin, at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, commissioned by Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Included in exhibitions: New acquisitions: works on paper, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Boston collects, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts; Saints and sinners, DeCorova Museum, Lincoln; State of the art: recent acquisitions, Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota
Completes edition, Excalibur, at Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Solo exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
1997-present Associate Professor of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Barbara Delano © Tyler Graphics Ltd., revised Kate Buckingham, 2007
This chronology provides an overview of selected biographical information, major solo and group exhibitions held within the artist's own lifetime.
Last updated December 2013