Chris A Sollars

Chris Sollars
Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Art Center, Sculpture 115

Professional Interests: Sculpture, performance, video, socially engaged projects, and interventions

Curriculum Vitae


At Mills Since 2015


Artist Chris Sollars work subverts public space through interventions and performance. The results are documented using photographs, sculpture, and video that are integrated into mixed-media installations. Awards include 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2013 San Francisco Arts Commission: Individual Artist Commission Grant, 2012 Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, 2007 Eureka Fellowship Award, 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Grant, 2009 Headlands Center for the Arts residency, & 2015 Recology Artist in Residence. Sollars in 2008 completed C RED BLUE J which screened at SFMOMA on Election Day and was included in CREATIVE TIME’s Democracy in America show at the NY Park Armory. Recent Exhibitions include Hoof & Foot at the Manetti Shrem Museum, DAAAM at Chico State University; and Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid Sep 28, 2017–Jan 28, 2018.


  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
  • MFA, Bard, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2021

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Courses Taught

  • ARTS 007: Three-Dimensions: Build, Play, Interact
  • ARTS 007: Three-Dimensional Concepts
  • ARTS 011: Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice
  • ARTS 014: Sculpture: Living Form
  • ARTS 107: Three-Dimensional Concepts
  • ARTS 107: Three-Dimensions: Build, Play, Interact
  • ARTS 111: Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice
  • ARTS 114: Sculpture: Living Form
  • ARTS 147: Installation
  • ARTS 201: Concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Electronic Arts, Video
  • ARTS 205: Concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/Intermedia
  • ARTS 214: Sculpture: Living Form
  • ARTS 247: Installation
  • ARTS 293: Degree Exhibition and Artist Statement