Lisa C. Soto
Lisa C Soto is a visual artist based in Puerto Rico and Ghana. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Soto grew up in New York City and (Andalucia) Spain. Her Puerto Rican and Jamaican heritage and continuous movements between continents and islands have informed her themes, providing her a unique, global perspective. Soto describes her sculptures, installations and themes:
I question hierarchies and binaries, reflecting on rhizomatic patterns in nature and challenging Western “rational” approaches to knowledge. Influenced by ancient mapping systems, my visual aesthetic investigates fragility and strength through ephemeral systems I build with materials such as wire, bullet shells, hardware, Mylar, and sound.
In 2018 Soto worked in collaboration with Adjaye Associates creating her first permanent installation in the public realm, which she refers to as a force field. She has exhibited in group exhibitions such as Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, CA 2017 – the Getty Foundation’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time Los Angeles/Latin America; Material as Metaphor, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2016; and Hard Edged, California African American Museum (CAAM), Los Angeles, CA 2015.