Griffin Atelier Gallery

Photographs by Rafael Soldi
July 10, 2014-August 31, 2014

Opening reception July 10, 2014 7-8:30 PM RSVP required

Aline Smithson talk 5:30 July 10, 2014 free for members $7 nonmembers


Rafael Soldi


Rafael Soldi


Rafael Soldi

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Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born, Seattle-based photographer. His work is often quietly intimate and delivered from personal experience. In Sentiment Soldi re-counts the loss of the man he loved and his journey to redefine his life without him.

Soldi’s series, Sentiment, is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum July 10 through August 31, 2014. An opening reception with the artist is July 10, 7-8:30 p.m.

Soldi says that the images in exhibition are “an emotional exorcism of sorts.” He says, “They represent my struggle to reconstruct a life without the very thing that I thought defined it. [A] breakup brought dramatic change to my work and I tapped into feelings that I never knew existed within me: panic, regret, fear and loss.”

A gallery talk by Aline Smithson will take place at 5:30 p.m. on July 10, 2014, prior to the opening reception for all exhibits. Members are free. Nonmembers $7. The reception is free to all.

Soldi graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. His work has been exhibited internationally, and published in PDNedu, Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography, Gutter Magazine, Flak Photo and Humble Arts Foundation. He is a 2012 Magenta Foundation Flash For ward Award US winner. His work is in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum and numerous private collections. Soldi works as the Marketing Director at Photo Center NW and as an independent curator and art project manager in Seattle, WA.

Rafael Soldi Sentiment is courtesy of ClampArt Gallery, New York.