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Allie Olson
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: Human connection and personal vulnerability inspire my artistic process and development. My ultimate goal is to illuminate Joy, offer compassion and bring more whimsical delight to people. By inviting others into surprising moments of dreamy wonder, they are transported to a brighter, lighter world. I explore multiple approaches to art making because the process of personal discovery is fascinating and never ending! Drawing with my eyes closed, writing stream of consciousness fairy tales, surreal self portraits, ephemeral collage and daily short videos are a few ways I push my curiosity and explore new ideas. My performance series, A TELLING, addresses the current climate of technology, societal division and lack of connection. TELLINGS provide a way for two strangers to be present and spend time together. I invite each person into a ceremonial space, sharing a true and spontaneous story prompted by a word or object they give me. Every TELLING concept is personalized and site specific and each interaction is uncertain yet meaningful. In a digitally saturated world, A TELLING encourages face-to-face interaction. I believe conversation between strangers is one seed towards a more empathic, unified world. I honor the vulnerability present during each TELLING, knowing that as I give a gift, I also receive one. 
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ARTIST RESUME:


Allie Olson

 1981  Born Milwaukee, WI

 Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Grants/Residencies:

Brooklyn Arts Council Grant Awardee, 2019

 

SELECTED  SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2019 A TELLING: NEIGHBOR

2018 A TELLING: HOME Institute 193 Lexington, KY

2017        A TELLING                  New Women Space           Brooklyn, NY

2015        TRANSPARENT           Outlaw Arts Space             New York, NY

      

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2017       BCC Vs. SCC                 Chinatown Soup                 New York, NY

               Rite of Summer             The Living Gallery               Brooklyn, NY

               Direct Message             Ground Floor Gallery           Brooklyn, NY

 

2016       Rite of Fall                   The Living Gallery                Brooklyn NY

                Cut & Taste                 Chinatown Soup                   New York, NY

                Vitamin C                    Rabbithole Studios                Brooklyn, NY

               The Borough                Doyle Galleries                     New York, NY

               Fleeting                         One Thousand Birds              Brooklyn, NY

               DioramaRama               Club 157                              Brooklyn, NY

               Beauty UnDefined       51 Orchard                            New York, NY

             

2015    

              BCC                              Dream in Plastic                       Beacon, NY

             Open Studios              Troutman Gallery                      Brooklyn, NY                             Strikeaway                   Paxtongate                       San Francisco, CA

             BCC                            Dateline Gallery                        Denver, CO

             Cut & Paste                  Sugarlift                                  Brooklyn, NY

 

2014     Brooklyn Collage         Armature                                    Brooklyn, NY

             Art Against The State                                                      Brazil

            UGANDA ART-ICLE       Pisa Cultural Center    Italy                                               

 

 

2013       Zalop                             Eyedrum Gallery.                           Atlanta, GA

                ICE                               Tymutopiyapres Gallery                 Ukraine

 

2012       Hide and Seek              The Miller House,                         Lexington, KY

 

2011       Pet Milk                        LEXarts                                           Lexington, KY

 

2010       Equally Yours              Outer Loop,                                     Louisville, KY

 

2009      Woodford Reserve Barrel Art                                              Versailles, Ky

 

2006       Red Bull Art of the Can                                                        Atlanta,  GA

 

 

AWARDS

2009       People’s Choice    Woodford Reserve,                  Versailles, KY

2000       Best In Design                                              Kentucky State University

 

COLLECTIONS

Red Bull

Versailles
 








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