T. L. Solien
Inducted Saturday, September 29, 2007
Timothy L. Solien graduated from Moorhead High School in 1967. He was involved in “M” Club, Quill and Scroll, The Organization, “Spud” paper and golf, serving as the golf team captain his senior year. Solien earned a bachelor of arts degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1973 and a master of fine arts degree in painting and sculpture from the University of Nebraska in 1977.
From 1980-1992, Solien was a self-supporting studio artist. His work has been in numerous exhibitions including the 1983 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the 39th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting at the Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C. in 1985, Avant-Garde in the Eighties at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1987, and Printmaking in America: The Collaborative Print and Presses 1960-1990 at the Bloch Gallery at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His artwork is held in numerous university, museum and corporate collections, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Fredrick Weismann Foundation, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Solien began teaching at the collegiate level in 1991. He has taught studio art classes at Ohio State University, University of Iowa and Montana State University. Solien has been a professor of painting and drawing in the art department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for 10 years.
In 1981 Solien received a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. He was awarded a McKnight Fellowship in 1986 and Bush Foundation Artists Fellowships in 1981 and 1990. In 1994 Solien was a recipient of a McKnight “Mid-Career” Artist Fellowship. He has also received faculty research grants from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1998 and 1999.
T. L. is married to Deborah J. Solien. They have two adult children, Madeline and Carson. Solien lives in Madison, Wisconsin.