Born in Santiago, Chile in 1954, artist Soledad Salamé, currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2017, Soledad’s print series, Women’s March, captured the sentiments and scenes of the Women’s March in Washington DC, archiving the witty and powerful visual language of protest signs like “Now you’ve upset grandma,” and “Drain the cabinet.” These works were carefully constructed and printed to be distributed widely and displayed poignantly.
You’ll hear Soledad’s interview with Jennie Hirsh, scholar and former professor of modern and contemporary art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Jennie has written extensively about Soledad’s practise and the two have a long standing friendship. Here, Jennie and Soledad consider her work as an important documentation of underrepresented issues. The conversation reveals Soledad’s status as an artist’s artist and her impact and influence on the practises of Baltimore based artists, notably through her print studio, Sol Print Studios.
The Artist Perspectives Podcast features ArtTable members in conversation with women artists at the forefront of their practice. Through these intimate conversations, ArtTable aims to share insights, strategies, and practical advice in public dialogue. The show offers a snapshot of the art world today, as well as the tools needed to produce meaningful work in an institution, gallery, public, or private setting. The results are a series of meaningful conversations spotlighting how women working in the art world advocate for one another. Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this series possible.