Artist United States http://www.oliviagrizzle.com/ Residency Period: October and November 2017
Olivia Grizzle was born in October of 1994 in Massachusetts. Growing up, her family moved over 11 times in multiple places including Singapore, Belgium, and China. Olivia finished her last two years of high school at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2012, she attended the RISD Pre-College program for painting and ended up graduating with the Award for Best Artist in her class.
Today, Olivia recently acquired a BFA in Studio Art at New York University in May of 2017 with a minor in Chinese. In June of 2017, she also graduated from an internship program at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC. Her primary medium of choice is painting, in which she likes to explore questions of spirituality versus rationality in today’s modern society through surrealistic imagery. Her work has been exhibited in multiple shows in both Berlin and NYC.