Cecile Johnson Soliz was born in Germany and grew up in Merced in the San Joaquin Valley in California. She also lived in Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Italy and Ghana before moving to Cardiff in 1975 to study on the Foundation course for one year at Cardiff College of Art. She later completed a B.A. and M.A. in Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College, London, where she lived for 20 years. She returned to Cardiff as the Henry Moore Fellow in Sculpture at Cardiff School of Art & Design (1995-1997). She was Senior Lecturer and more recently, Head of Fine Art and Programme Leader in Sculpture at CSAD until July 2011. From 2013-2014 she was a recipient of a Major Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales.
Cecile Johnson Soliz lives in Cardiff, Wales and works in her studio in the city centre. She regularly travels to the Continent, the US and throughout the UK.
Enquiries regarding studio visits, private commissions, art works on this site and visiting teaching are all welcome.