Forrest Solis

Assoc Dir & Assoc Professor

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Research interests

I am a figurative painter with a focus on adult-child relationships and gender normativity.  Issues of the maternal, home, family, violence against women and childhood trauma are central to my research.  The brutality perpetrated, the feeling of powerlessness and the resulting psychological effects have shaped the substance of my artwork and drive my desire to paint.  In 2015 I founded Creative Push in response to the current climate of judgment towards birth. Creative Push is a platform that presents a collection of recorded birth stories and visual artworks on the topic of birth.  Audio birth stories and artworks can be viewed in a virtual exhibition on the Creative Push website: The recordings and artwork that make up the collection are presented through a digital archive, art exhibitions, community conversations and a podcast. Creative Push is an ongoing project, continually seeking storytellers and artists.

Education/Academic qualification

MFA, Indiana University-Bloomington

… → 2003

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute

… → 2001

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Research Output 2015 2017

  • 2 Digital or Visual Products
  • 1 Exhibition

Our Creation Stories: The Changing History, Culture and Traditions of Birth

Solis, F., May 3 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Culture History
Human Experience

L+D: Changing the way we view birth

Solis, F., Apr 1 2016

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Creative Push: Changing the way we view birth

Solis, F., Tebeau, M. & Fox, C., May 2015

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

oral history