Alumni Series: Cristal Tappan and Joshua Solis
In collaboration with the Cuesta student Art Circle, the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is launching a new bi-monthly series featuring graduates of Cuesta College and Hancock College's art programs. The intent of this series is to celebrate the work of our alum and inspire current students to think of their practices and career paths in new ways. This event features Cristal Tappan and Joshua Solis and will be moderated by Brittany Mojo, Cuesta College ceramics lead and Emma Saperstein, Miossi Gallery Curator. About Cristal Tappan: Cristal Tappan was born in 1990 in Los Angeles and grew up between San Luis Obispo, California and Prescott, Arizona. In 2020 she received her BFA in photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, where she currently resides. Tappan has been included in various exhibitions including "Cowardice" at Wicked Step Gallery in San Luis Obispo, California and "Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Drawers" at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been included in several online exhibitions including Melanie Floods Projects' "New Photography from the Pacific Northwest," and In the In-Between's "The Class of 2020." About Joshua Solis: I am hispanic, born in December 27, 1978, from Santa Maria, CA, second generation in the US, first-generation with a college education. I was raised Catholic and was inculcated my parents' cultural values and traditions. In Spring of 2017, I was able to achieve the degree of MASTER OF FINE ART in Sculpture at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. I now say with pride; I embrace my past which has guided me, step by step, into the artist I am today.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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