Sol C. Alvarez is Los Angeles native who has been living and breathing the LA art scene since birth. Sol Alvarez began as an artworxLA Workshop Coordinator in 2003 and was promoted to the Advanced Program Manager position in 2008. She currently manages all aspects of Advanced programs, including Level 2 Arts Residencies, Level 3 Art School Scholarships and also develops curriculum and teaches Leadership Development Workshops at artworxLA.
As a visual artist, arts educator, administrator, and community organizer, she has dedicated her career to working with creative youth in diverse communities across Los Angeles. Along with the her own cultural production, she has exhibited her art since the age of sixteen, at institutions ranging from the Long Beach Museum of Art, MOCA, Self-Help Graphics, The Vincent Price Gallery, and the Tropico de Nopal gallery, among others. Throughout the years, she’s worked in many artistic disciplines and settings, from mixing music at nightclubs, art openings, and fashion shows, to guest Djing live on various Internet radio stations, to creating art and sound installations, editing feature films, and most recently bringing the queer community together through pop-up social events in northeast Los Angeles. She spent her childhood in art camps, poetry and staged readings, workshops, radio stations, art centers, festivals, art galleries, museums, and watching her mother, a community based artist, organize, produce and perform. Prior to coming to artworxLA, Sol worked with institutions such as The Social and Public Arts Resource Center (SPARC), Community Arts Resources (CARS), The Armory Center for the Arts, ARTScorpsLA, and the Getty.