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1 about usKaryn Olivier is a visual artist
about usKaryn Olivier is a visual artist born in Trinidadand Tobago who grew up, and still lives, inBrooklyn, New York. Her work has beenexhibited widely in the United States andabroad, including the Gwangju and BusanBiennials (Korea), The Museum of Fine ArtsHo

2 uston, The Contemporary Arts Museum(Hous
uston, The Contemporary Arts Museum(Houston), the WanŒs Foundation (Sweden), TheWhitney Museum of Art at Altria (NY), P.S.1Contemporary Art Center (NY), the Uferhallen(Berlin), the SculptureCenter (NY), and theAtlanta Contemporary Art Center. Olivier haswon a n

3 umber of awards and fellowships,includin
umber of awards and fellowships,including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Louis Comfort TiffanyFoundation Biennial Award and grants from Art Matters the Public Art Fund, and the Creative CapitalFoundation. She has also been an a

4 rtist in residence at the Core Program (
rtist in residence at the Core Program (MFAH), Studio Museum in Harlemand the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Olivier earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College andher M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is currently an assistant professor of scul

5 pture at TylerSchool of Art. OlivierÕs w
pture at TylerSchool of Art. OlivierÕs work is often large-scale and public and explores the spontaneous relationship between art andviewer. In the 2009 project Inbound: Houston, she replaced ads on thirteen commercial billboards alongmajor Houston, Texas freew

6 ays with photographs depicting the lands
ays with photographs depicting the landscape directly behind the billboards,creating a dreamlike vision of transparency/double exposure and reminding drivers what they would see werethey not constantly blasted by advertisements. Her most recent project, My apa

7 rtment had a lot of light, which I loved
rtment had a lot of light, which I loved and still missÑI am currently in a garden apartment in FortGreene and even in the morning I have to turn lights on. The walls of my place in Houston were filled withdear friendsÕ art works, mostly recent thesis paintings

8 and photos; a few small sculptures here
and photos; a few small sculptures here and there.Pretty much the same as it is today, but I either have a lot more art now or too few walls! My hours were abit insane back then, but not unique for an artist. I would work until about 2 a.m., then watch a movie

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