T.L. Solien (b. 1949) born in Fargo, North Dakota received a BA degree in Art from Moorhead State University, Moorhead MN in 1973, and an MFA in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1977. Since the late 70’s, Solien’s work has been linked to the continuing evolution of figural painting, and has been grouped within the concerns of Neo-Expressionism, Neo- Surrealism, and New Image histories. Solien’s work has been included in over 35 solo exhibitions in the last 25 years, and was the subject of a 25 year retrospective entitled T.L. Solien: Myths and Monsters organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. He has also been the recipient of numerous honors, including multiple Bush Foundation and Jerome Foundation fellowships, University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Grants, and has been named “Outstanding Alumnus” at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Moorhead State University, MN. In 2008 Solien was awarded a fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and in 2010 received a Wisconsin State Arts Board fellowship. Solien is represented in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center; the High Museum of Art; the Plains Art Museum; the Chazen Museum of Art; the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; the Milwaukee Museum of Art; Indiana University Art Museum; the University of Iowa Museum of Art; and New York University.