July - september 2019

Olivia Baldwin

one river Allendale

About the artist

Olivia Baldwin (b. 1990, Boston) is a visual artist whose practice interweaves painting and sculpture. She received her BFA in Painting and Photography, and BA in English-Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Italy, and throughout the United States, including A.I.R. Gallery, Boston University’s Faye G. Jo, and James Gallery, the University of Wisconsin’s Gallery 1308, and Jane Lombard Gallery. Alongside her studio practice, Baldwin has curated and produced numerous multidisciplinary arts events in rural communities in Austria and the US, including Dusklit Interactive Art Festival. Baldwin is a 2018 recipient of a Wood/Raith Living Trust Fellowship, a 2019 recipient of an Assets for Artists Grant, a 2019 Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Resident, and a current MFA candidate at the University of Connecticut. 
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EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

Olivia B Art

Firefly
Olivia Baldwin 
Acrylic, Spray Paint, Fabric, Thread on Canvas                2019

Exhibition Opening

Yolk

EXHIBITION ON VIEW
July 13 - September 18, 2019

Built from gestures, layers, high chroma, and sprawling geometric forms, Baldwin's art presents a convergence of unconscious thoughts. She works intuitively, seasoning the paintings with washes and dense pigment, layering and uncovering until a direction appears. Time spent on mountains and an isthmus translate to cartographic compositions resembling the places of her recent past: Wisconsin’s horizon, Austria’s gridded farmland, vantages from the mountains of upstate New York. These remembered landscapes become a context for a space between feelings and ideas.

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