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.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Art, focus in Sculpture and Installation
British Higher School of Art and Design
Foundation program of Art and Design - Diploma
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