Biography

The interdisciplinary activist artist Rosary Solimanto, explores oppression and societal stigmas living with multiple sclerosis. She encourages political and social discourse on disABILITY identity to unfold to empower the disABLEd. She approaches biology, healthcare and medicine from a humanitarian perspective. Solimanto is an emerging artist graduating from SUNY New Paltz in 2015. Since then she has exhibited and or performed across the United States, Toronto, London, China and Spain. She has performed for O + Festivals, The International Human Rights Art Festival, Itinerant Festivals, Nuit Blanche, Inverse Performance Festival and exhibited and or performed at eleven international museums. Awards include Parnassus Award in Fine Arts at SUNY Adirondack; Kulakoff Award at SUNY Albany; Art Garden Community Supported Art Award at Arts Unbound, New Jersey, 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. In 2017 her work was featured in Art in America Magazine and Hyperallergic. She currently lives and works in the New York’s metropolitan area.

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