SOIL was formed as a nonprofit artist cooperative to provide an alternative venue for Seattle area artists to exhibit and develop their work. SOIL has been entirely artist run since its founding in 1995, presenting new exhibits monthly and helping to develop careers of many of its members who then moved on to other galleries and venues. The Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square became SOIL’s long-term home in 2004.

  • Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit, Other: Cooperative
  • Primary Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts
  • Primary Areas of Activity: Producer/Creator, Presenter/Distributor, Venue/Facility, Services for Artists


Submissions from 2021


SOIL & Space: How Infrastructure Shaped SOIL Gallery’s Identity, Alexandra Mielcarek