Gabriella Solti is a Hungarian born Canadian visual artist, living in London, Ontario, whose multidisciplinary project based practice centres around a number of key interests. She has been interested in signs, symbols and notations since her studies in advanced mathematics. This interest informs her rule based drawings or artworks that employ graphic notation systems.
Her work also reflects on the role and value of labour and skill in the formation of identity and community. Through performative printmaking, drawing, video and sound work, as well as collaborative community engaged projects she makes visible that using the body as a means of creating produces long lasting embodied knowledge and an appreciation of materials, processes and the people we work with.
She also has a long standing interest in artist books as they often initiate or conclude her long term projects. Her handmade limited edition or unique books consider the book as an object to critically examine its history, its making, its usage, its content and its value. A winner of the prestigious Alcuin Society 2009 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, her limited edition artist book, “The Sensory Delights of Text” was Canada’s official entry in the February 2011 international book design competition in Leipzig: Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt (The Most Beautiful Books from all over the World). In 2015 her work, “The Book of Hours” was honoured by the MCBA Prize Juror’s Recognition of Merit Award at the International Book Art Biennial, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, USA.
Gabriella Solti holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has exhibited in Italy, Germany, US, Japan, UK and Canada, most recently at Museum London in London, Ontario. Her artist books/prints are in museums and special collection libraries across Canada and Europe.