Soloman Chiniquay

Sol is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living between xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territory and his homelands of Treaty 7 territory. His lens-based work explores the ways he is welcomed to witness expressions of Indigeneity, creating imagery that attempts to show, in sometimes raw ways, the land and the people on it, the ways people use and connect to the land, and the artifacts they leave on it. 

Sol has worked on film productions such as The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and documentary shorts Joe Buffalo and Be Long, and is a founding member of The Stoney Nakoda AV Club. In 2020 he published the photography book Wahiâba O-zaza Ta-pa, with poems by jaz whitford, Yujin Aspen Kim and DEBBY FRIDAY. 

Sol also tries to incorporate teaching and education in the projects he is involved in. He also teaches photography workshops at various high schools and community organizations throughout Canada.


2021 - Wedge artist residency hosted by Ground Floor and The Contemporary Art Gallery 

2021 - Contributor to  the Environmental Racism is Garbage Symposium hosted by Queens University

2020 - 221A Community Liaison for x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth《新生林》

2020 - Wahiâba O-zaza Ta-pa Self published zine funded by the Calgary Arts development

2020 - Skwachàys lodge Dis(place)ment part of the Eastside Culture Crawl curated by Cheyanne Mcginnis

2019 - Rubaboo Arts Festival group exhibition at Galerie Cité Curated by Dawn Saundersdahl

2019 - Ahomapénî; Relations and Rez Dogs Documentary Co-Directed by Jarret Twoyoungmen and Soloman Chiniquay

2018 - Aisinna’kiiks group exhibition at St. Mary’s University Curated by Tamara Cardinal 

2018 - Reconciliation group exhibition at Mount Royal University Curated by Curtis Desiatnyk

2017 - Ambivalence Zine self published and distributed

2017 - ACAD multi-disciplinary residency


Vancouver Institute of Media Arts 

Digital Photography Diploma  2016 

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