Photography: James Mollison
Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter & Visual Artist
Solange Knowles is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and visual artist. A pioneer across the fields of music, art, and performance, Solange’s work serves as a deeply intimate portrayal of Blackness and Black womanhood in the US.
Solange has conducted performance art shows across the globe including at the Sydney Opera House (2020), the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (2019), The Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2019), the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany (2019), the Guggenheim Museum, NYC (2017), and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX (2017). She has also exhibited video art installations at London’s Tate Modern and premiered the interdisciplinary video and dance performance piece, Metatronia, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles which featured Metatron’s Cube, 2018: a sculpture conceptualized and created by Solange. Her work across various artistic mediums and music has led to a defining career of music, visual art, and activism, as well as several recognitions including Harvard University’s Artist of the Year (2018) and recipient of the inaugural Lena Horne Prize (2020) honoring excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.
In 2013 Solange established Saint Heron, a multidisciplinary platform, studio, and creative agency with a mission to build spaces that engage radical conversation in thoughtful, original works that amplify vital voices and conceptual imagining across art, design, architecture, fashion, and literature. Most recently, Saint Heron has launched its ceramics residency program, which promotes the spatial sensibilities and creative innovation of Black and brown women practicing ceramic art. Learn more about Solange and her dedication to art and activism.