Susana Solano

(Barcelona, Spain, 1946)

Susana Solano is a Spanish sculptress, best known for her large-scale works, often made of sheet metal and wire mesh. After studying at the Real Acadèmia Catalana de Bellas Artes de San Jorge, Solano began her artistic career as a painter, developing her characteristic sculptural style only in the late 1970s. Her first sculptures were made with suspended canvases. In the mid-1980s Solano moved to a more minimalist and geometric style. During this period she began to use other materials, including glass and wire mesh. Her work explores the artist’s relationship with space and material, often leaving visible the signs of the creative process, such as welding or grinding. In 1980 she held his first solo exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona. She then exhibited in 1987 at Skulptur Projekte in Münster and documenta 8 in Kassel, and in 1988 at the Venice Biennale. Solano’s first retrospective exhibition was held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in 1992. Solano’s work has been widely exhibited throughout Spain, Europe, and the United States, and her works are part of numerous public collections.