About

Olga Selvashchuk

Born in 1978 in Irkutsk, Russia, Olga has a Master Degree in Science and worked for a wide range of commercial companies since 1999 till 2013. In 2013 she enrolled to the Foundation Program at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, Russia and got a Diploma in 2014. In 2014 Olga enrolled to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed her BFA in Summer 2016.

 

Olga works with a wide range of media, including ceramics, wood, metal, and textile.

Experimentation and study are a core part of the artist’s practice. The artist’s main interest is in the choices humans make. This includes touching on delicate issues such as shame and guilt, investigating causes and effects, evidence, perception and changing opinion over time, regretting and justification. For generating and developing ideas she uses a wide range of resources from scientific reports about studies on human memory, ending with personal interviews and diaries.


Recent group shows include Fulton Street Collective Group Show within Hubbard Street Open House, Chicago; SAIC BFA show in Sullivan Gallery, Chicago; “Art Experiment” in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; and the Final Exhibition of students of the Foundation program of British Higher School of Art and Design.


Olga also participated in curating the exhibition “Century Safe” in Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago in May 2016.

CV

Education

2014-2016

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Art, focus in Sculpture and Installation

 

2013-2014

British Higher School of Art and Design

Moscow, Russia

Foundation program of Art and Design - Diploma

 

1995-1999

Irkutsk State Technical University, Russia

Master of Science, Department of Cybernetic

 

Grants & Awards

SAIC Merit Scholarship 2014-2016

 

Exhibitions & Festivals

2016 - Fulton Street Collective Group Show, Hubbard Street Open House, Chicago

2016 - "Century Safe" Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago

2016 - SAIC BFA show in Sullivan Gallery, Chicago

 

2014 - "Art Experiment"

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

 

2014 - Final Exhibition of students of the Foundation program of British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow

© 2016 by Olga Selvashchuk.