Upcoming Exhibitions:

2019 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (traveling exhibition), Portland Art Museum, Portland, Maine

Opening February 5th - May 5th, 2019

Public Art Project:

2018 "Convergence" a permanent installation created for the McCarter Switching Station project designed by David Adjaye, Newark, NJ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (traveling exhibition), Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

2018 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (traveling exhibition), Wallach Art Gallery, NY, NY

2018 Extent, Quotidian project space, Los Angeles, CA

2018 "Soul Recordings", Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 "Names Printed in Black", Lace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017 "Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles/Latin America", Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA

2017 "Material as Metaphor", Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016 "Perfect Day", Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Hard Edged”, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014 "One year and crossing", Tub Gallery, Miami, FL

2014 “S,M,L,X:LA”, Museum of Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “Inside the Quad”, Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 "Cartographia: artifacts of a creative journey", Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (online exhibition:

2014 “In 2040...”, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013 "Memory of Linear and Broken Boundaries", TUB Gallery, Miami, Florida

2013 "Gleaming Apollo", Gallery 825, W. Hollywood, CA

2012 “NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond.” MoCADA Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2012 "Media Art Fair: Medienkunstmesse", Contemporary Art Ruhr C.A.R., Essen, Germany

2012 “Lineamenta”, BAB Gallery, Inglewood, CA

2010 “Boomerang”, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

2010 “Grenzenlos.Vielfältig.eins”, Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, Germany

2009 "Europa", Quadriga prize, Berlin, Germany. Sculpture for the president of the E.U. commission

2008 “Green Lion Exhibition”, Cesi Palace, Umbria, Italy

2007 “Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows”, Jamaica Center for the Arts, NY

2007 "Aljira Emerge 8” Exhibition, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2006 “Chimaera”, Tenri Cultural Center, NY

2006 "Peer Pressure", Allen Sheppard Gallery, NY

2005 “From the Artist’s Studio: Wish You Were Here”, The Livingroom, Art Basel Miami

2005 “AER”, Altos de Chavon Gallery, Dominica Republic

2005 “New Art 2005”, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA

Solo Shows

2014 "Mi Tormenta", Tub Gallery Miami, Miami, FL

2014 “From voyeurism to wisdom”, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2013 R. I. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2016 Hermitage artist retreat, Sarasota, FL

2014 Fountainhead artist residency, Miami, FL

2006 Creative Capital/Aljira Emerge Art Program, Newark, NJ

2005 Altos de Chavon Artist in Residency Program, Dominican Republic


1997 Amsterdams Instituut voor Schilderkunst, Netherlands

1992 B.A. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


  • April 2017
  • Visiting Artist Lecture Series
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Claremont, California
  • October 2016
  • KNUST Artist Lecture Series
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • September 2016
  • U.S. Latinx Arts Futures Symposium
  • Ford Foundation, New York
  • January 2016
  • Hard Edged Exhibition Artist Talk
  • California African American Museum
  • Los Angeles, California


L.A. Times, ‘Hard Edged’ art at California African American Museum widens perceptions of black artists’ work by Christopher Knight

Art Pulse magazine, Reviews at Tub Gallery, by Janet Batet No. 21/ Vol. 6/ 2015

Huffington Post, Mapping in a Major and Minor Key: Lisa C Soto's recent Installations and Sculptural Wall pieces, by James Scarborough, August 25, 2013

Huffington Post, Haiku Reviews: From Atmospheric Abstraction to Semi-Operas, by Peter Frank, June 12, 2013

NY Times, Arts Bloom in Inglewood, Calif., by Sam Lubell, June 26, 2013

A Studio Affair: Your liaison with artists in the Los Angeles area. Studio Visit: Lisa C Soto, by Virginia Broersma, March 4, 2013

American Contemporary Art Magazine, A Look Inside the Artist's Studio, May 2012

Catalogue: Newsfeed: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond, 2012. Published by Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

California Contemporary Art Magazine, In Her Own Words, Apr/May 2011

Berliner Morgenpost Newspaper, “A Picture for Barroso: Four artists created artworks to accompany the Award for Civil Courage and Dedication”, by Alexandra Kilian, October 2, 2009

Catalogue: Jamaica Flux '07 Workspaces & Windows, September 2007, p.128-129, Published by Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432

Blouin Art Info, New York Conversations: The View from Queens, by Robert Ayers, May 30, 2007