Esther Solondz is a visual artist who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, where she was also on the part-time faculty for many years. Esther has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including three Rhode Island Arts Council fellowships and a New England Foundation for the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. For many years Esther has been working with ordinary materials such as salt, water, soap, and rust to create work that transforms over time. More recently she completed “The Hummingbird Palace,” a 15’ outdoor sculpture, located in an urban park. In the Winter of 2017 she will be working on “The Bee Palace,” another outdoor sculpture in New Orleans, Louisiana.