Maryland Institute College of Art, 2009
B.F.A.  Photography & Curatorial Studies


2019 CARGAMONTÓN, The Print Center, Philadelphia

2019 CARGAMONTÓN, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver B.C.

2019  Life Stand Still Here, Filter Space, Chicago

2018  Life Stand Still Here, ClampArt, NYC

2017  Surface Tension, Corvallis Art Center, OR

2016  Life Stand Still Here + Sentiment, Hodemaker Pfeiffer, Seattle

2016  Life Stand Still Here, Glass Box Gallery, Seattle

2014  Forgotten,

2014  Sentiment, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2012  Your Witness: Rafael Soldi and Jenny Riffle, SSCC Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011   Preview Of New Photographic Works, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2009  The Point At Which, Main Gallery, Baltimore, MD



2019 Fotografía Peruana Joven, MATE - Mario Testino Museum, Lima, Peru

2019 FWD: Part III, Glassbox Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019 CRIMINALIZE THIS! The Social Policing of Gender, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Notions of Home, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2016  To: Seattle | Subject: Personal, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2016  Every Five Minutes, Art Lab, Columbus State University, GA

2015  My Kingdom for a Stage, Fotoweek, Washington, D.C.

2015  Out of Sight, Seattle, WA

2015  SLIDELUCK IV, Chicago, IL

2015  In The Absence Of..., Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014  Beauty was the case that they gave me, Vignettes, Seattle, WA

2014  NEPO 5K Don't Run, Seattle, WA

2014  CÁMARA OCULTA, Galeria Vertice, Lima, Peru

2014  IDxID: New Identities Revisited, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2014  Chicago Style, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago, IL

2013  Mapping: Boundaries, Borders, Memories, Bodies, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago

2013  Magenta Flash Forward 2012, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, MA

2013  Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (commission)

2012  Magenta’s Flash Forward 2012, Regent Park Arts & Cultural Centre, Toronto

2012  I know you’re there, but who am I?, Work/A2 Gallery, University of Michigan

2012  Summer Introductions, SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2012  IDxID: New Identities, Idea Odyssey, Seattle, WA

2012  Hide//Seek//Difference//Desire//Northwest, The Space, Tacoma, WA

2012  Under The Rainbow, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012  Push, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012  Author and Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2012  Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2012  SUJETO / PREDICADO, Galeria Vertice, Lima, Peru

2011  Long Shot 2011, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2011  About Face, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

2010  One Hour Photo, American University Museum, Washington, D.C.

2010  Face and Figure, Daniel Cooney Fine Art (online), New York, NY

2010  SULTRY II, Kris Graves Projects, New York, NY

2010  ONWARD ‘10, Project Basho, Philladelphia, PA

2009  Picturing Home, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

2009  Academy 2009, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.

2009  Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY

2008  Group Show #25, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY

2008  The Body in Photography, Main Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2007  Art Nonstop, Load Of Fun Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2007  Art & Commerce Exhibition, Baltimore Center Club, Baltimore, MD

2006  Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition, Baltimore’s City Hall, Baltimore, MD

2006  Metamorphosis, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD



2019  Rafael Soldi: Imagined Futures, Candor Arts


2019 FWD: Part III, Seattle, WA

2014  Beauty was the case that they gave me, Vignettes, Seattle, WA

2013  Chamber Music, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA



ongoing  Strange Fire Collective

2018  Signal Boost, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia / Curated by Jordan Rockford & Rafael Soldi

2016  Just Visiting, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA / Curated by Serrah Russell & Rafael Soldi

2016  Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary Photography, Stonewall National Museum & Archives, FL

2016  Break into Complexity, Kit & Ace, Seattle

2014  Here and Now: Queer Geographies in Contemporary Photography, Silver Eye Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2012  Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India and Afghanistan, Photo Center NW

2012  Author And Subject: Contemporary Queer Photography, Photo Center NW

2010  Select Gender, Farmani Gallery, New York, NY

2010  Haiti Relief Benefit Print Sale, New York, NY

2009  Wilgus Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009  Follies, Predicaments and Other Conundrums: The worksof Laure Drogoul, Baltimore. MD



2019 Art Projects Grant, 4Culture

2019 Silver Eye Fellowship 19, Honorable Mention

2018 The Print Center’s 93rd Annual International Competition, winner

2017  Art Projects Grant, 4Culture

2018 Filter Space Artist Award, solo exhibition recipient

2017  CityArtist Projects Grant, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

2016  Jini Dellaccio GAP Grant

2016  smART Ventures Grant

2015  Acquisition: City of Seattle /Portable Works Cultural Perspectives

2014  Puffin Foundation Grant recipient

2013  Honorable Mention, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago

2012  Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, (US) Winner

2011  Critical Mass, Photolucida, Finalist

2009  F. Grainger Marburg Traveling Fellowship, Finalist

2009  Sidney Lake Award for Student Leadership

2008  MICA Photography Department Recognition Scholarship

2008  AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship, Finalist

2008  Leonard L. Greif, Jr. Scholarship in Photography

2007  MICA Emerging Leader Award

2007  MICA Photography Department Recognition Scholarship

2007  William Ferguson Merit Scholarship

2005-2008  MICA Talent Grant



2019 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship

2019  Oxbow Space

2016  Picture Berlin

2016  Vermont Studio Center



2019 Artist Lecture, University of Houston

2019 Public Conversation with Ksenia Nouril, The Print Center, Philadelphia

2019 Artist Lecture, Burrard Arts Foundation

2019 Paradigm Lecture Series: Rafael Soldi, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2018 Rubin Visiting Artist Award, Columbia College Chicago

2018  Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Philadelphia

2018  College Art Association National Conference, Los Angeles

2017  Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Orlando

2016  Picture Berlin Lecture, tête, Berlin

2014  Artist Lecture, SPE Regional Conference, WA

2014  Curator's Lecture, Here & Now Exhibition, SECP, Pittsburgh, PA

2014  Visiting Artist, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2014Artist Lecture, Close To Home, PCNW, Seattle, WA

2013  Artist Lecture, Community Discussion Group, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA

2013  Artist Lecture, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2013  Queer Art in Schools, Studios, Galleries and Beyond, SPE National Conference, Chicago

2013  Fostering Student Engagement Through Practical Learning, SPE National Conference, Chicago

2012  Artist Lecture, Gender and Sexuality in American Portraiture class, Photo Center, Seattle, WA

2011  What Students Want, Expect, and Need from Their Eduction, SPE National Conference, Atlanta

2011  Guest Lecturer, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD



2019 Still Moving Still, OSMOS

2019 Review: Life Stand Still Here at Filter Photo, Photograph Magazine

2019 Interview: Rafael Soldi, Yale University Radio

2019 Critics’ Pick by Serena Qiu, ARTFORUM

2019 Review: Rafael Soldi — Life Stand Still Here, by Jill Danto, The Seen

2019 Artist dives into the recesses of memory to explore the darkness within us all, Art Daily

2019 In Conversation: Rafael Soldi, Burrard Arts Foundation Blog

2019 Seven Photographers Bring New Energy to Self-Portraiture by Jon Feinstein, VICE

2019 Reflecting on Childhood: Aggression and Intimacy at the Playground by Cat Lachowskyj, Lensculture

2019 Five Questions: Rafael Soldi, GRAY Magazine

2019 6 things to do in Seattle by Brangien Davis, Crosscut

2018 Internally Yours: A Conversation between Jon Feinstein and Rafael Soldi, In The In-Between

2018 Rafael Soldi: Life Stand Still Here, Lenscratch

2018 Inside Out, Profile feature by Conor Risch, PDN (print, online)

2018 Rafael Soldi: Life Stand Still Here, AINT-BAD

2018 5x5: Family Disrupted, TAGTAGTAG Magazine

2018 Rafael Soldi Solo Exhibition at ClampArt, We And The Color

2018 Latitude 47

2018 Finding a Home, City Arts Magazine

2017 Spotlight: Rafael Soldi, Photo-Emphasis

2016 Viewing Photographer Rafael Soldi Through the Lens of Diane Arbus, The Stranger

2016 Photographing Loss With an Abstract Lens, Humble Arts Foundation

2015 Dark Mirrors: Rafael Soldi, Vignettes

2014 She Knew by Rafael Soldi, Hello Mr.

2014 Sizzling Summer Shows, What Will You Remember?

2014 Rafael Soldi Curates Here & Now, Lenscratch

2014 Q&A: Here & Now, Light Leaked

2014 Sentiment at the Griffin Museum, The Boston Globe

2014 Art Review: Here & Now, The Pittsburgh Tribune

2014 'Queer Geographies' exhibit evolving diversity in America, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2014 Here & Now’ Traces the Diversity of the LGBT Experience, The Pittsburgh City Paper

2014 Rafael Soldi Displays Black-and-White Photography with Wild Abandon, Seattle Magazine

2013 Map Quest!, What Will You Remember?

2013 At Frye Art Museum, Works Old and New Come Together, Seattle Magazine

2013 Fechin and Chambers at the Frye, CityArts

2012 Two ‘Hide/Seek’ offshoots in Seattle, Seattle Times

2012 NW artists respond to TAM’s “Hide/Seek”, The News Tribune

2012 Rafael Soldi at SAM Gallery, Seattle Art Museum

2012 New Identities, New Ideas, International Examiner

2011 Faces at Gallery 339, 34th St Magazine

2011 Retratos del Instante, El Comercio

2011 Rafael Soldi Comes to Terms with a Breakup Through Self Portraits, Feature Shoot

2011 Q&A: Rafael Soldi, Icon United

2010 PDNedu, Interview: Internship Feature, Spring ‘10 Issue

2010 Select Gender at Dumbo’s Farmani Gallery, Lost at E Minor

2009 Storytellers: Rafael Soldi, PDNedu


2019 LUXE, Seattle Magazine, PDN

2018 LUXE, GRAY, Lagom, PG Cruises, Atomic Ranch, PDN, The Stranger

2017 The Guardian, LUXE, The Stranger, Dezeen, Latitude 47, Christie’s, Multifamily Executive

2015  CityArts Magazine, Design Guide, Dwell

2014  Hello Mr., Seattle Magazine, Metropolis

2013 The Stranger

2012  Flash Forward 2012, Magenta Publishing for the Arts

2010  PDNedu

2009  PDNedu, MICA Photography Book, Juxtapositions, Intl Architecture Biennale 2009 Catalog

2008  Follies, Predicaments and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul, Exhibition Catalog; MICA Photography Book

2007  Gutter Magazine, MICA Photography Book

2005  Portico Magazine, Best of College Photography Annual



Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Frye Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum

Photographic Center NW

King County Public Art Collection / 4Culture

City of Seattle

Maryland Institute College of Art

Private Collections



2018 Art on Main Selection Committee, City of Auburn

2018  Twining Humber Award

2018  Urban Design Merit, Public Art for WA State Convention Center 

2012  Individual Artist Projects, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2011  YPA Selection Committee, Seattle, WA

2010  Artist in Residence Selection Committee, PCNW, Seattle, WA

2009  Wilgus Gallery Curatorial Committee, Baltimore, MD

2008  MICA Reaccreditation Steering Committee, Baltimore, MD



College Art Association (CAA)

Artist Trust

Society for Photographic Education (SPE), National & Regional

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW)

American Museum Association (AMA)

Frye Art Museum

Henry Art Gallery

Seattle Art Museum



2018  Mentor, Artists Up Coaching Program, Seattle

2017  Visiting Lecturer, University of Washington

2017  Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute

2015  Photography Instructor, Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA

2011-14  Photography Instructor, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2011  Photography Instructor, Young Photographers Alliance (ASMP), Seattle, WA

2011  Photography Instructor & Program Facilitator, Youth Media Corps, Seattle, WA

2010  Photography Instructor, SBOC/Club Photo, Seattle, WA

2010  Program Facilitator, ARC Photojournalism Program, Seattle, WA

2008  Peer Career Advisor, Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development, Baltimore, MD



2009-            Artist & Curator

2012-2015      Director of Marketing, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA

2010-2012     Partnerships Manager, Photographic Center NW, Seattle, WA

2009-2010    Preparator & Gallery Manager, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

2008-2009    Gallery Director, Wilgus Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2009             Curatorial Intern, Rotterdam International Biennale 2009, Interboro Partners, New York, NY

2007, 2008    Gallery Assistant, Clampart Gallery, New York, NY