Biography

The interdisciplinary activist based 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. Solimanto is an emerging artist who has exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, North Carolina, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Minnesota, Toronto, London and Spain. She has performed in O + Festivals, The International Human Rights Art Festival In New York City, Itinerant Festivals, Nuit Blanche Festival in Toronto and exhibited and or performed at ten international museums. She has an upcoming performance at The Inverse Performance Arts Festival at the San Luis Obispo Museum in California. 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 New Paltz, New York. In 2015 she received her MFA from SUNY New Paltz. She currently lives and works in the New York’s metropolitan area.

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