Biography

The interdisciplinary activist artist Rosary Solimanto, explores oppression and societal stigmas living with multiple sclerosis evolving into her international artistic career. She encourages discourse on disABILITY identity to unfold to empower people with health conditions, approaching biology, healthcare and medicine from a humanitarian perspective. Solimanto graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2015 and since has exhibited and performed across the United States, Toronto, London, Greece, China and Spain. She has exhibited and performed at eleven international museums and numerous international art festivals. Awards include Unlimit Fellowship from Art OMI; Kulakoff Award at SUNY Albany; and the Sojourner Truth Fellowship at SUNY New Paltz, New York. She was a selected participant for the activist program, Emerge NYC at New York University and in an international artist residency at Art OMI, in Ghent, NY. Her artworks have been featured in Art in America Magazine and Hyperallergic, and her political street performances in newspapers across the world. She currently lives and works in the New York’s metropolitan area.

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