Souleo has been commissioned to share his perspective on historic and contemporary topics for a range of institutions.
Check out highlights below.
My Love List: Patrick Kelly and Beau McCall
Keep the Valentine’s Day festivities going by joining us for this intimate presentation in which independent curator Souleo will spotlight two of his loves: fashion designer Patrick Kelly and creative artist Beau McCall.
During this talk, Souleo will explore the similarities and differences between these two creatives, who both used clothing buttons to imbue their works with joy, and share how each inspires his sense of personal style and curatorial projects that amplify Black voices in fashion.
Teen Talks: Souleo
TEEN TALKS invites individuals from the Museum’s teen programs to reflect on new ideas and concepts that they have learned while at the Museum with artists, creative practitioners, and museum professionals. Teen Leadership Council 2021 had the opportunity to interview New York-based curator and self-proclaimed jack of all trades, Souleo.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Gala 2022
At the The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Gala 2022, Souleo delivered a speech celebrating the legacy of honoree, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ph.D. She was an accomplished academic, brilliant artist, and long time beloved LLMA trustee, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. Margaret actively shaped and her values continue to guide the trajectory of the Museum. Her joie de vivre, tenacity, and vision continue to give Leslie-Lohman wings.
Muse: Uncovering the Hidden Figures Behind Art History's Masterpieces
Souleo joined Ruth Millington (Head of Careers, Sotheby’s Institute of Art London) as she discussed her first book, Muse: Uncovering the Hidden Figures Behind Art History's Masterpieces dedicated to uncovering the incredible true stories of 30 muses from the Renaissance to today, and the ways in which they have changed art history. Souleo shared his experience serving as a muse for artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Beau McCall.
A Conversation with Beau McCall & Souleo
Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Beau McCall and Souleo celebrate the power of friendship and memories in the LGBTQ+ community during this talk for Beau McCall’s REWIND: MEMORIES ON REPEAT. McCall’s debut art book honors the legacy of ten of McCall’s deceased friends through collages composed of archival photos and images from his button artwork. The collages capture the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, from Philadelphia to New York, during the LGBTQ+ rights movement, the height of disco music and the AIDS crisis. McCall is joined by Souleo, guest editor of the book.
REWIND: History on Repeat, on view June 2, 2023 through September 8, 2023 at Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library.
Artist: Beau McCall