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1 Sep 2017

Here and There

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Galerie Simpson is proud to present a two sited project with Sculptor Cecile Johnson Soliz.

Johnson Soliz has been working in a High Street Shop (number 217)  for the past month, creating a new body of work specifically for the former shop and for Galerie Simpson itself.

The work from the Cardiff-based artist explores the silent language of human gestures through the medium of sculpture and drawing, building on Johnson Soliz’s ongoing fascination with these forms of expression.

“Simple, common physical gestures are fascinating and thought provoking. I am drawn to noticing these and am inspired by them,” she says.

Soliz was born in Germany and grew up in Merced in the San Joaquin Valley in California. She also lived in Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Italy and Ghana before moving to Cardiff in 1975 to study on the Foundation course for one year at Cardiff College of Art. She later completed a B.A. and M.A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College, London, where she lived for 20 years.

She returned to Cardiff as the Henry Moore Fellow in Sculpture at Cardiff School of Art & Design (1995-1997). She was Senior Lecturer and more recently, Head of Fine Art and Programme Leader in Sculpture at CSAD until July 2011. From 2013-2014 she was a recipient of a Major Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales.


Cecile is the well deserved recipient of the 2017 National Eisteddfod Gold Medal for Fine Art.


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