Growing up between Mexico and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia gave Solana Rompré an ingrained sense of curiosity and a predisposition to seek change and explore. After graduating from Blanche MacDonald School for Applied Design in 2003, Rompré began working as a freelance makeup artist, a passion she still pursues.
Working with visionaries and creatives has led her to facilitating in the arts. She began working with Vancouver’s Grace Gallery in 2008 as a curatorial assistant. In 2010 she worked with the Vancouver Art Walk (in conjunction with the Olympics) and in media relations for the Cheaper Show. She currently co-produces ROVE – A Mount Pleasant Art Walk, a biannual community event promoting local galleries and artists in the Main Street neighbourhood.
Completing her degree in Art and Culture Studies at Simon Fraser University has given her the opportunity to further explore the world of curating. Working with Capture Photography Festival gives Rompré a chance to combine her values of building community, collaborating, and sharing art with people in an inclusive and accessible way.