Lisa C Soto

Public Art Project:

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 The Three Sisters: my plant induced memories, the evolution of a void, abandoned John Kufour Memorial Library, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

2022 Malahierba, Road side garden, Kumasi, Ghana

2020 Negro (e)(x), Corredor Afro, Loiza, Puerto Rico

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

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, Jesus de Luis Gallery, L.A., CA

2018 Names Printed in Black, LACE Gallery, L.A., CA

2017 Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, Pacific

Standard Time Los Angeles/Latin America, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA

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

2016 Perfect Day, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles

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 Cartographia: artifacts of a creative journey, Torrance Art Museum online exhibition,

Torrance, CA

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

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

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

2013 Gleaming Apollo, Gallery 825, L.A., CA curated by Shula Nazarian

2012 Open Show, Gallery 825, L.A., CA - curated by Rebecca Morse (assoc. curator LACMA)

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

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 –curated by Franklin Sirmans

2005 AER, Altos de Chavon Gallery, Dominican Republic

2005 EarthWorks Now Biennial, Desert Nature Museum, CA

2005 New Art 2005, MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA - curated by Linda Norden


2023 Vila Sul residency, Goethe Institute, Salvador, Brasil

2020 Nubuke Foundation, Accra, Ghana

2019 The Pierce & Hill Harper Arts Foundation, Detroit, MI

2016 Hermitage Artist Retreat, Sarasota, FL

2014 Fountainhead artist residency, Miami, FL

2009 Europa, Quadriga prize, Berlin, Germany

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

2005 Altos de Chavon Artist in Residency Program, Dominican Republic

Solo Shows

2014 Mi Tormenta, Tub Gallery Miami, Miami, FL

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

2013 Solo show, R. I. Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Curated Exhibitions

2017 Echo Location, ESXLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


1997 Amsterdams Instituut voor Schilderkunst, Netherlands

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


  • Escola de Belas Artes
  • UFBA
  • Salvador, Brasil
  • 2023
  • Caribbean Artists Lecture Series
  • Rutgers University
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • 2019
  • Panel discussion in Relational Undercurrents group exhibition
  • Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
  • Long Beach, CA
  • 2017
  • Visiting Artist Lecture Series
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Claremont, California
  • April 2017
  • KNUST Artist Lecture Series
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Kumasi, Ghana
  • October 2016
  • U.S. Latinx Arts Futures Symposium
  • Ford Foundation, New York
  • September 2016
  • Hard Edged Exhibition Artist Talk
  • California African American Museum
  • Los Angeles, California
  • January 2016


The Routledge Companion to African American History, Disturbing categories, remapping knowledge by Tatiana Flores 2019

Los Angeles Studio Conversations, Sixteen women talk about art, edited by Stephanie Buhmann, 2019

C& América Latina, Un punto de quiebre colectivo (A collective turning point), by Lisa C Soto, August 12, 2019

Something We Africans Got Journal, Interviews with David Adjaye, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim and Ibrahim Mahama, by Lisa C Soto, April 2019

Contemporary & Magazine, After the Storm, Art Thrives on a Damaged but Spirited Island, by Lisa C Soto, June 2018

Artillery Magazine, Soul Recordings, by Shana Nys Dambrot, March 6, 2018

Art and Cake, LACE Emerging Curators Program: Names Printed in Black, by Genie Davis, February 11, 2018

L.A. Times, Hard Edged art at California African American Museum widens perceptions of Black artists’ work by Christopher Knight, December 9, 2015

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, California, 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

Absolute Magazine, Absolute People, Face to Face with Lisa C Soto by KJ Elsdon, July 1999

Marbella Life, Life in Art, Young Artist Returns to Her Roots, July 1999