Sydney Solis

Photography and Paper/Photo Collage Artist

My photography has appeared in Kyoto Journal, Depths Psychology Insights and The Bakersfield Californian. See my travel photographs at SydneyinOsaka and my photographs and collage art at EstudioSol on Society6 and Pixels.


  • Father, childhood basement darkroom, Boulder, Colorado 1979
  • Platt Junior High School Yearbook, Editor, Boulder, Colorado 1980
  • University of Colorado, Boulder – Photography class 1987
  • Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California 1988-1989
  • Denver Botanical Gardens – Paper and Book Arts – 2000
  • Critiques and advice from artist friends 
  • Planta Papel – Paper making and Book making classes, Buenos Aires, 2010-2011
  • Cindy Male – Art and Yoga Workshop – St. Croix, USVI 2011
  • Anna Tomczak – Cyanotype and Caustic workshop, DeLand, Florida 2014 -2015


  • 1989-1991 The Photo Works Photography Studio, Assistant, Boulder, Colorado
  • 1990-1992 Freelance Wedding Photographer Denver, Colorado
  • 1991-1992 Freelance photographer The Aurora Sentinel  
  • 1991-1994 Photographer The Metropolitan Student Newspaper
  • 1996-1997 News Photography Stringer The Bakersfield Californian
  • 2018-2019 Contributing photographer and writer Kyoto Journal and Taiken Japan


  • June 17, 1990 – One-Woman Show: Artwork by Sydney Solis at Penny Lane Coffee House, Boulder, Colorado
  • 1991 Metropolitan State College of Denver Student Art Show
  • May 17, 2012. One-Woman Show: Order from Chaos – The Maria Henle Studio,St. Croix, USVI.
  • May 10, 2013. – Group Show:  For Our Animals. The Maria Henle Studio, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • May 2018 – Group Show – “Resurrection:: Tavares City Hall, Tavares, Florida
  • May 2019 One Woman Show: “Personal Mythology” The Mythic Yoga Studio and Gallery, Orlando, Florida 


  • Osaka Metro Nine Photography Contest, Osaka, Japan 2019
  • First Prize Transitions Abroad College Photography Contest, Matador, Mexico City 1991
  • First Prize Rocky Mountain Collegiate Award Special Effects Photo 1994

Sakura, cherry blossom, Osaka, Japan by Sydney Solis