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Sulo Bee

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San Antonio, Texas
Curriculum Vitae

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Artist Statement

My work is a response to lived experiences and how they materialize as the need to transform my surroundings into enchanting spaces that articulate the specificities of my identity—something that is ever-evolving. I subvert gendered expectations using vibrant colors and intricate constructions, blurring binaries through layering and experimental metalworking techniques. This process brings clarity and a new visual language, decoding the complexities of the world around me, creating an enigmatic realm, $P4RKL3_FiLTH_CL0UD_NiN3. Here, I explore queer nuances in my gender evolution, integrating fragmented narratives into a cohesive identity through imaginative characters and storytelling. The ongoing reevaluation of the objects I create and their stories allows me to inhabit my self-made reality. I weave these narratives into this realm’s fabric, creating a space for deconstructing and reconstructing myself.

Material Revelation Exhibit



Brass, Patina, Spray Paint, Mixed Media
7" x 7" x7"


Brass, Steel, Nickel-Silver, Spray Paint
10.3" x10" x10.2"


Brass, Fine Silver, Stickers, Glitter, Plastic, Wrapper
20" x 7" x .3"


Sulo Bee, a nonbinary interdisciplinary metalsmith and educator in Central Texas, holds a BFA from Texas State University (2018) and an MFA from SUNY New Paltz (2022). They have exhibited their work internationally and lectured at various universities in the United States. As a co-founder of Queer Metalsmiths, Sulo aims to amplify queer voices in the field of metalsmithing and craft. Sulo was named in the 2022 Emerging Artist Cohort by the American Craft Council and received a grant to help further their research and making. They received the Marzee Graduate Prize in 2022, leading to an invitational residency for the prize winners in 2023 and group exhibition at Galerie Marzee in 2024. In 2023, Sulo participated in the GEMz programme by Current Obsession Magazine, leading to an exhibition in Rotterdam in 2024. Currently, Sulo is a lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
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