Gabriella Solti is a Hungarian-Canadian artist based in London, Ontario, whose multi-disciplinary practice encompasses drawing, painting, printmaking, book art, participatory projects and accessible technology that explore the role and value of labour, skill and play in the formation of identity and community.
Artist books play a central role in Gabriella’s creative process. Her artist books have won numerous awards including the prestigious Alcuin Society 2009 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. In 2015 her work, “The Book of Hours” was honoured by the MCBA Prize Juror’s Recognition of Merit Award at the International Book Art Biennial, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, USA.
She values collaboration with other artists and the public in participatory, playful (and often laborious) art-making processes that engage the natural environment, objects from daily life, or early technologies.
Gabriella Solti holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her practice has been supported by numerous grants from the London Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. She has exhibited in Italy, Germany, the US, Japan, UK and Canada. Her artist books/prints are in museums and special collection libraries across Canada and Europe.
She is a contributor to The Embassy Cultural House’s Pandemic Gardens: Resilience Through Nature project. For more information on Gabriella's practice, please visit her website.