Biography

Rosary Solimanto is best known for her interdisciplinary activist based work which explores the objectification and stigmatization she faces with multiple sclerosis. She encourages discourse on disability identity to unfold to empower the disabled. Solimanto is an emerging artist who has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Minnesota, Toronto, Germany and Spain. She has performed in the O + Festival in Kingston, NY, The International Human Rights Art Festival In New York City, the Itinerant Festival at the Bronx Museum , a 12 hour durational performance at the Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto and exhibited and/or performed at nine international museums. Awards include Parnassus Award in Fine Arts at Adirondack, New York; Kulakoff Award at Albany, New York; Art Garden Community Supported Art Award at Arts Unbound, City of Orange, New Jersey and the Sojourner Truth Fellowship at New Paltz, New York. Born in New York, Solimanto has received her BA in English Literature and Fine Arts, from SUNY Albany in 2013, and received her MFA in 2015 from SUNY New Paltz. She currently lives and works in Jersey City area.