General info
Artist
Brighton. UK
Originally from Chile and trained as an architect, Solange Leon Iriarte has lived and worked in Sussex for many years. Solange’s passionate works are created on the spot and in all weathers. Her dedication and loyalty to her subjects is evident in each intense mark on the paper. Incorporating atmosphere, line and technical skill, her works are immediately recognisable and are now found in many private collections.
Latest
2017
JAGGEDART - 'London, Chosen Fragments' - Collective, London, UK, June.
PALATABLE AT MANGE TOUT, ‘Food on your plate & your walls’, art study on the philosophy of food and art, Brighton, UK, May - June.
BRITISH AIRWAYS i360- BRIGHTON FESTIVAL, Drawing live event, Brighton, UK, May.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY - 'Festival 2017' - collective, Brighton, UK, May.
ONCA Gallery 'SWAY' - Solo show interactive installation Brighton, UK, April.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY - 'Menagerie'- collective, Brighton,UK, April.
FRICKLETON FINE ART, DMH London, UK, Dec-March.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY- 'Editions 2017', Brighton, UK, January.
2016
GALLERINA - Collective, Darlington, UK.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY 'Winter 2016' show, Brighton, UK.
ST ANNES GALLERY, 'Art for Under the Tree', Lewes, UK.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY - AOH MAY ARTS FESTIVAL - Hove.
STUDIO 106 - AOH MAY ARTS FESTIVAL - Brighton- West Hove Arts Trail Brighton.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY 'UNDER 500' , February, Brighton and Hove.
'IN TRANSIT' - Lewes.
THE ARGUS - 13 February Interview on West Pier Conservation, Brighton.
ALAI Cider Labels - Colchagua Valley, Chile.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY, 'Figure - A cast of Characters' - - September-Hove, UK.
DMHSTALLARD - 'Londonscapes'- August-September, New Street Square, London.
THE WORLD OF INTERIORS art published, July &August Issues.
MARNIER LAPOSTOLLE - 'Le Petit Clos' Wine label artwork, August, Colchagua, Chile.
2015
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY- 'Winter 2015', Brighton.
VIVA BRIGHTON - September Issue Featured Artist.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY- 'Black, White, Dark, Light', Brighton.
LANSDOWNE GALLERY, Wave Art Festival, Lewes, August.
BATTERSEA AAF – London - Affordable Arts Fair with Cameron Contemporary Gallery.
BOH MAY ARTS FESTIVAL - Brighton- 10 year anniversary exhibition at Studio 106, Brighton.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY BOH MAY ARTS FESTIVAL , Brighton.
CAMERON CONTEMPORARY- September show, Brighton.
DELICIOUS MAGAZINE - On food education publication.
2014
'CHRISTMAS SHOW', CAMERON CONTEMPORARY, Brighton, UK- Collective
'LITTLE WONDER', St ANNES GALLERY, Lewes, UK - Collective
'IN TRANSIT', BLUE ELEPHANT THEATRE, London, UK.
'PALATABLE', LONG WHITE CLOUD, London, UK - Solo show.
FRAME FACTORY, Exhibition of Prints, Brighton.
'SUSSEX: LAND, CITY & SEA' - CAMERON CONTEMPORARY, Brighton, UK- Collective.
'PALATABLE', NAKED EYE GALLERY, Brighton, UK - Solo
OHT Brighton Festival, Brighton UK - Collective Exhibition Studio 106.
2013
BRIGHTON DOME, Brighton, UK. Physical Theatre Festival ‘A PULSO’ Artichoke Artgroup,
FRINGE FESTIVAL AWARD, Brighton, UK, 2nd best International Act Award, 'IN TRANSIT'.
FRAME FACTORY, Exhibition of Prints.
VINOPOLIS, London, UK. Live drawing of the talk on butchery and sustainable food by Farmer Andrew Sharp.
MANGE TOUT, Brighton, UK, Exhibition of Cityscapes.
LAPOSTOLLE, GRAND MARNIER, Colchagua Apalta Vineyard, Chile. Original Illustrations for Wine Collection D’ALAMEL and labels for ‘TRIO’ Wine Collection.
2012
BEACON ARTS - PRESENT Beacon Arts Centre, Brighton UK - Art workshops for children & adults.
LaCav MAGAZINE, Santiago, Chile. Article and illustrations on Brighton & Hove City with photographer Matt Wilson.
‘EPHEMERA', BELLIS GALLERY, Brighton, UK – Exhibition of 13 original pieces, 3 exhibitors.
2011
OHT Brighton Festival, Brighton UK - Collective Exhibition, Drawings of Sussex and Valparaiso Coasts.
THE DRAKES HOTEL, Brighton, UK, Original drawings solo show.
BELLIS GALLERY, Brighton, UK - permanent artist exhibition of drawings and prints.
TREACLE & CO, Brighton, UK - drawings and prints.
THE MISERABLE RICH, Brighton, UK - Album cover artwork and design.
2010
'INHABIT', THE DOME, Brighton, Collective Exhibition & Performance, Sculpture “The people in the Walls”.
‘SHAKEN BUT NOT BROKEN’ WINES OF CHILE, Santiago, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Exhibition posters with Matt Wilson for fund raising after Chile Earthquake.
2005 - Present
Award winning ARTICHOKE ARTGROUP & ARTICHOKE THEATRE, Brighton, UK.
Co- founder & Co Director of Integrated Arts Group, Art director, teacher, instigator, producer, designer and physical theatre actor.
www.artichokeartgroup.co.uk
www.artichoketheatre.com
2006
BRIGHTON & HOVE CITY COUNCIL & MILLIMETRE, UK. Tarner Neighborhood public seating.
MILLIMETRE . Brighton UK, Interior design.
2004 - 2008 LCE ARCHITECTS, Brighton UK.
2002 BAG GALLERY, Brighton, UK. Curating.
1994 ‘EXISTENCES’ Havana Film Festival, Cuba, Animation Drawing and colourist.
Education
2003 Bsc. Architecture Faculty of Arts University of Brighton, UK.
2000 Printmaking - Faculty of Arts University of Brighton, UK.
1994 - 1999 Architecture and Urban Design Escuela de Arquitectura Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile.
1994 French Baccalaureate, Philosophy, Letters and Mathematics Alliance Francaise de Santiago du Chili Antoine de St-Exupery.
1991-1994 National School of Modern Music, Opera Singing.
Languages
Spanish & French Native speaker, interpreter and translator in fluent English.
Awards
SPRINGBOARD WINNERS 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Brighton and Hove Youth Arts Festivalis Affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.
GREEN FLAG INNOVATION AWARD 2011, St Ann’s Well Gardens Hove, UK. One of only 11 UK awards for Artichoke Artgroup and Brighton & Hove City Parks collaboration.