Soto (b. San Sebastián, PR 1976) Soto was born in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. He lives and works in New York City since 2010. In 2013 he obtained an MFA in Photography at Parsons The New School for Design. Public Art: Retrancado, fist_ART.FOUNDATION, Dorado, PR (2014); Permm Stop Public Art Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia (2012). Awards (selection): Dean’s Scholarship, Parsons The New School for Design, NY (2010-2012); Award for Special Events Photography, XIX Excel Awards, Association of Public Relations Professionals of Puerto Rico (2007); Gold Award, B&W Photography (2006). Group Exhibitions (selection): 2013, Under the Subway Video Art, Local Projects, LIC, NY; Región 0: Video Art Festival, New York University, New York, NY, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Spain; Puerto Rico: Doorway to the Landscape, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, San Juan, PR. 2012, Charterplay, Photoville Photography Festival, Brooklyn, NY. 2011, Pingyao Photo Festival, Pingyao, China; The Culture of Now, Aperture Magazine, New York, NY; 11 del 2011, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, PR; 35 Years of Photography in Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR. 2010, Arte y Azar, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce, PR; Oriental Group Exhibition Booth, Circa Puerto Rico International Art Fair, San Juan, P.R. 2009, National Art Exhibition, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, PR; prints 995, Gallery Nine 5, New York, N.Y. Solo Exhibitions: 2009, José Soto: Recent Work, Walter Otero Gallery and Viota Gallery, Güaynabo, PR; 2008, Dimensiones, Payá, Güaynabo, PR; Aquarius, Emporio Peroni, Condado, PR.