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.
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