Olivia Strange's multi-disciplinary practice spanning sculpture, painting, installation, moving image and poetry, is characterised by a layered narrative and highly visceral aesthetic. The work is concerned with disarming patriarchal descriptors via exploration of her Italian roots and draws on themes of Greco-Roman mythology, the female body & jouissance to portray an empowering image of queer female subjectivity.

 

Since graduating with Distinction from Chelsea College of Art- MA Fine Art (2017) having received the Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Strange has exhibited at Annka Kulty’s Gallery presenting an ambitious large scale immersive installation as part of the inaugural Cacotopia show, Southwark Park Galleries, Liminal Gallery, Every Woman Biennial and Basis Projektraum.

 

Strange has been selected for the 2021 cohort of the SPACE Studios X London Creative Network Artist Development Programme and the Ellipsis Prints 2021 Commissioning Project. Most recently, Strange is a shortlisted artist selected to receive the prestigious Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2021.

Strange lives and work in East London.

S E L E C T E D   E X H I B I T I O N S

2021, Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2021 finalists exhibition- Unit 1 Gallery & Workshop, London — UK

2021, Every Woman Biennial, New York — US

2021, Instructions for Waiting, Liminal Gallery, London — UK
2021, Ellipsis Prints Commissioning Project for womxn + non binary artists, London — UK
2021, CARE DONT CARE, Basis Projektraum, Frankfurt — Germany 
2021, Art On A Postcard, International Womens Day Hepatitis C Trust— Exhibition & Auction

2021, 36th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, London — UK

2020, Art On A Postcard Summer Exhibition— Exhibition & Auction — UK

2019, SPACE Open Studios, London — UK

2018, Paradise Underground, Sugar Cane , London — UK 
2017, Cacotopia, Annka Kultys Gallery, London — UK

2017, SLUICE Biennial, Space Studios, Deborah House, London — UK

2016, Cornu Copia Copia Topia Of Your Broken Lusty,  Chelsea College of Art MA show, London — UK

2016, Susak Expo, Susak — Croatia

2016, Dracaena You Take Me Away, Cookhouse Gallery, London — UK

2016, Conversation In Progress, Mills Centre Gallery, London  — UK

2015, Fly By The Seat Of Your Pantsuit - Cookhouse Gallery, London — UK 
2015, The Independent Artists Fair - Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London — UK 
2014, Number 90 Gallery – Hackney Wick, London — UK 
2013, The Independent Artists Fair, London — UK 
2011, Public Art Commission - Richmix Wall Project Commission, London — UK

 

 

A W A R D S ,  G R A N T S   &   R E S I D E N C I E S   

2021, Ellipsis Prints Commissioning Project for womxn + non binary artists, London — artwork displayed on                    billboards across London (supported by Arts Council England)

2021, London creative Network x SPACE Artist Development Programme
2020, London creative Network x SPACE Artist Development Programme
2016, Space Studio Award (shortlist), London
2015, Vice Chancellor Scholarship 2015 MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art

 

E D U C A T I O N

2016, MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art (Distinction) — London

2007, Falmouth College of Art (BA Hons) — Falmouth

2002, Chelsea College of Art (Foundation) — London

P R E S S

Wide Walls, 2021

Hero Magazine- Ingram Prize, 2021

Fad Magazine- Ingram Prize, 2021

The Art Newspaper, 2021

Aesthetica, 2018

GalleriesNow, 2017

ArtRabbit, 2017

AQNB, Annka Kultys Gallery, 2017

The Organ, 2017

Dream Idea Machine ART VIEW, 2017