Rachelle Mozman Solano grew up in New York City of parents who shared the experience of immigration. She works between New York and Panama the country of her maternal family. Starting often from her biography and family history Mozman Solano explores how culture shapes individuals, how environment conditions behavior. Her work is concerned with the intersection of mythology, history, economics, and the psyche through photographs and films that confound fact and fictional narrative. In her work narrative is explored as inherent to our humanity and shaped by perception. Mozman Solano’s art is deeply informed by her clinical work in psychoanalysis. In 2019 Mozman Solano will exhibit Metamorphosis of Failure at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, and in 2018 she exhibited El espejo opaco de Gauguin in Arteconsult, Panamá, Panamá. In 2017 she exhibited in A New Region of the World at Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland and LARA (Latin American Roaming Art), Panamá, Panamá. In 2016 Mozman Solano exhibited in the X Bienal Centroaméricana and in 2015 she exhibited in Do/Tell at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and Portraiture Now: Staging the Self at Americas Society. Mozman Solano has been awarded residencies at LMCC workspace, Smack Mellon, The Camera Club of New York, and Light Work. Her work has been published in the Light Work annual Contact Sheet, Presumed Innocence, Exit magazine and numerous other publications.
Mozman is a Fulbright Fellow, and has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery at Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C, the Americas Society, New York, New York, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York, the Chelsea Museum, New York, New York, The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, New Jersey, Festival de la luz at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina the Instituto Cultural Itau, São Paulo, Brazil, the Friese Museum, Berlin, Germany, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay, Centro Cultural de España, Mexico City, Mexico, Festival Biarritz, Biarritz, France, as well as the IX Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador.