Lewis deSoto

Headlands Artist in Residence 1990, 2001
Untitled, 2006
16” x 20”, digital pigment print with hand-applied mica

Lewis deSoto's multi-media installations are informed by his broad range of interests including world religions, cosmology, and anthropology. DeSoto uses sound, theatrical and natural lighting, sculpture, video, and what he refers to as "the material of life: electricity, motors, air conditioners, and heaters" to convey ideas, stories and concepts. He has been commissioned to create several public projects including two for the San Francisco International Airport: a 12,000 sq. ft. floor installation and a sound work for the public address system. His numerous solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis; Cheryl Haines Gallery, San Francisco; ARTSPACE, San Antonio; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Omni International Art Center in Ghent, New Yor