Artist Opening Reception: India Solomon
India Solomon: Intentions | Works on display: November 28 - January 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm
Meet the artist | See new/recent works | Enjoy refreshments & live music + an Artist Talk
India Solomon is a Detroit-based abstract visual artist who “paints as a means of wayfinding, releasing, and channeling a more grounded version of the present.” Solomon is an artist focused on building stronger communities; her current art practice spans original paintings, mid-scale murals, thoughtful garments, and home goods. Last May, Solomon celebrated opening her brick-and-mortar retail space, Fluid Spaces, located at Marshall and Laprairie.
INDIA SOLOMON is a Detroit-based, abstract visual artist raised on the city’s Westside with family across the globe. India creates as a means of ancestral wayfinding through the cultures that make her whole, creating micro-maps of experience that comprise a non-verbal monologue of how she came to be. As a self-taught artist, India’s work is a direct manifestation of the latent creativity within those who came before her – people who lived less freely, waded through less favorable waters and created out of necessity nonetheless. In pursuit of radical self-determination, India uses her artwork as a platform for broader activism around truth, clarity, freedom, and liberation, particularly for women of color.
The full spectrum of India's practice includes paintings, garments, home goods, digital works, and murals, all created to ensure that as many people as possible find relevance, access, and belonging in her work. Through abstraction, movement, music, color-making, and energetic balancing, India strives to achieve universal appeal while redefining how cultural work is expressed and recognized. Understanding the importance of representation, India is committed to a highly visible practice; India is taking her work to the streets, live-painting at community gatherings, and hosting guided workshops for creators of all ages. She owns an art studio in Ferndale, Fluid Spaces, and received a rich education from Ferndale High School and the University of Michigan.