Edra Soto’s work seeks to provide an engaging space that erases boundaries between the audience, the artist, and the work of art. Expanding on interest in architectural interventions, Soto presents Screenhouse, a freestanding social structure influenced by traditional garden gazebo models.
Edra Soto is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and gallery director. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico, and most recently the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida though a 3Arts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. In 2016 Soto was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Projects produced by Soto on 2017 are partially funded by the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship.