Juan Solis, portrait artist and muralist, began painting at the age of 12. He spent eight years at the Academia de Arte Yepes of East Los Angeles, developing and creating his own distinctive techniques under the guidance of Chicano artist, George Yepes. In 1994 Solis was commissioned to design and paint his first large mural measuring 20’x 20’ at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights. He has painted three murals at Mariachi Plaza, among them being the mural “La Virgen de Guadalupe”. The wall where his mural exists is now part of the new Juan Solis Art Studio and Galeria Mijares.
Enamored with the beauty of his family and the women in his life, Solis is continually searching for concepts that go beyond capturing a beautiful face. Juan’s work acts as a reflection of his internal self as he explores placing his subjects in psychological contexts.