Gabriella Solti

portfolio of prints, drawings, notations, artist books and participatory projects

Drypoints, Chine-collé, silkscreen prints


Drypoint and Chine-collé on Japanese tissue paper, 3.5″ x 3.5″ (image size)


Drypoint and Chine-collé, 4.375″ x 3″ (image size)


Drypoint and Chine-collé, 4.375″ x 3″ (image size)


Drypoint, 4.375″ x 3″ (image size)

Print Garden 2

Silskscreen prints, 14″ x 11″ each



London's Flora I

London’s Flora I: Purple-headed Sneezeweed, Lance-leaved Goldenrod, Common Milkweed, 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Canva Paper, 9” x 12”

Untitled 1

Untitled, 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Canva Paper, 9” x 12”

Goat's Beard

Aruncus dioicus (Goatsbeard), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 29.5” x 22”

Goats beard

Tragopogon porrifolius, 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Bockingford Paper, 19.75” x 14.75”

False Solomon's Seal

Maianthemum racemosum (False Solomon’s Seal), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 9” x 12”

wild red raspberry

Rubus idaeus  (Wild Red Raspberry), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated BFK Rives Paper, 17” x 13”

Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba  (Brown-eyed Susan), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Paper, 17.75” x 11”

Canada Goldenrod

Solidago canadensis (Canada Goldenrod), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 9” x 12”

Bladder Campion and others

Silene vulgaria (Bladder Campion), Linaria vulgaris (Butter and Eggs), and a grass, 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 12” x 7.38”

Saint John's Wort 2

Hypericum perforatum (Common Saint John’s Wort), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 12” x 7.38”

Red Clover  Fleabane

Left: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover), 2018, Cyanotype on machine coated paper, 7” x 5”

Right: Erigeron annuus (Annual Fleabane), 2018, Cyanotype on machine coated paper, 7” x 5”

Burdock   Chicory

Left: Arcticum minus (Common Burdock), 2018, Cyanotype on machine coated paper, 5” x 3.5”

Right: Cichorum intybus (Common Chicory), 2018, Cyanotype on machine coated paper, 5” x 3.5”

Jewelweed  Deadly Nightshade

Left: Impatiens capensis  (Jewelweed), 2018, Cyanotype on hand-coated Watercolour Paper, 9” x 12”

Right: Atropa belladonna (Deadly Nightshade), 2018, Cyanotype on machine coated paper, 5” x 3.5”




Center, 2017, colour brush pen on digital print, 14″ x 8.5″

SOLTI-2017-Twisted Plans

Twisted Plans, 2017, colour brush pen on digital print, 14″ x 8.5″


Levitation, 2017, colour brush pen on digital print, 8.5″ x 14″


Conversation, 2017, colour brush pen on digital print, 8.5″ x 14″


The Animated Life of Everyday Objects – video documentation

The Animated Life of Everyday Objects

invite photo only


AUG 04 – AUG 19, 2017 | WED-FRI 2-7, SAT 12-5


We invite the public to join us to create a series of inventive, and performative artworks that combine accessible technology and the everyday, seamlessly and playfully. We aim to share our fascination with common objects and the value of empirical knowledge to uncover the peculiar and spectacular properties of everyday materials and mundane objects in our daily environment.

We will facilitate daily drop-in workshops featuring different objects and materials each day at four thematic stations (INTERACTION, EXPRESSION, ILLUMINATION, and TRANSPARENCY), exploring the creative potential and inner life of objects such as a toothbrush head, cleaning sponge, fluffy dusters, paper clip, stones, to name a few.

We aim to incite wonder in everyday objects and cultivate an appreciation for their playful reuse through DIY fabrication.
We would like to encourage a more sustainable way of thinking and evaluating how we accumulate, save, re-use, and innovate in a consumer-oriented culture. We will also draw attention to the value of the interplay of creative ideas sourced from many participants.

All events and workshops are free and suitable for all ages and abilities.

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for web 2

SHOOTING STARS, Creative data visualization of the last 30 years of shooting stars above London

Gabriella Solti, Shooting Stars, light performance, Market Street Alley, London, Ontario, September 17, 2016

Shooting Stars is a light performance Gabriella Solti produced for the Market Street Alley’s light canopy with technical assistance from the talented Liam Wallner, a student of Fanshawe College’s Theatre Arts – Technical Production program. It is a creative data visualization condensing the 12 most prominent meteor showers over the last 30 years. The data is taken from the meteor shower calendar of the American Meteor Society, and historical data from scientific publications. 

 Each meteor shower is represented with a different coloured light while the night sky is formed by dark blue LEDs. While we can’t produce a velocity of 44 miles/sec (Leonids), or 41 miles/sec (Orionids) on the light canopy, the speed of the meteors in relation to each other is scientifically accurate, as is their Zenithal Hourly Rate (the number of meteors a single observer would see in an hour of peak activity). The light performance also takes into consideration the phenomenological characteristics of the meteor showers, persistent trains, bright fireballs, faint (Delta Aquariids), or bright, intensely coloured (Geminids) meteors. 

Thirty years (1987-2016) are condensed into 90 minutes thus one year equals 3 minutes, one month 15 seconds. Meteor showers do not fill the sky consistently every month, so while some months are bursting with activity, the canopy sometimes goes quiet. Just like real stargazing, a moment filled with anticipation can suddenly erupt with a plethora of vibrant fireballs.

The video is only a less than 3 minutes recording of the light show and was taken late in the night when the “stargazing” crowd already dispersed. 

(Note: At 00:18 you can see a passerby throwing up in the air his “firefly”, a hand-made, soft light ball with a flashing, multicolour LED light in its centre. Earlier in the day, starting at 6 pm the public made hundreds of “fireflies” at drop-in workshops at the artist’s table on the street. See earlier post.)


Making FIREFLIES at the Dundas Street Festival under SHOOTING STARS, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gabriella Solti, Fireflies, a community-engaged art project, Dundas Street Festival, September 17, 2016, (with 150 participants, children, adults and youth, in one and half hour) (Under another artwork of the artist, Shooting Stars, specifically created for the Festival.)

Fireflies is a community-engaged art project, wholly inclusive, suitable for all ages, and can be produced in any location. The project uses low cost materials, and simple creative construction techniques that mobilizes people’s curiosity to create delightful and unexpected experiences.



In my participatory project, Fireflies, I invite the public to create a collaborative, participatory, performative artwork that aims to simulate a spectacular summer phenomenon, fireflies, right within the city. Using simple creative construction techniques, clear food wrap and tiny multicolour flashing LED lights we will make small, lightweight and soft light balls that will rhythmically change their colour through a multitude of vibrant colours.

Then we will act like a firefly: throw the balls to each other, catch, throw back keeping them constantly in the air. In doing so, we will take our choreographic clues from real fireflies for whom flashing their light is a tool of communication expressing attraction and repulsion, desire and defence. Beyond having fun through making and playing, my project promotes community connections and taking social risk through collaboration.

The following video shows the cavalcade of colours that the ‘fireflies’ produce: