Karyn Olivier

Portrait of Karyn Olivier

Karyn Olivier

Karyn Olivier (b. Trinidad and Tobago) received her M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her B.A at Dartmouth College. She has exhibited at the Gwangju and Busan Biennials, World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (Dakar, Senegal), The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA P.S.1, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, The Mattress Factory, SculptureCenter, Drexel University, University of the Arts, Ulrich Museum of Art, University of Delaware Museum, among others. She has installed large-scale commissioned work for Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program, Creative Time and NYC’s Percent for Art program. She has received awards and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the William H. Johnson Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Creative Capital. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Art in America, Flash Art, Mousse, The Washington Post, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Frieze, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hyperallergic, among others. Olivier is currently an American Academy in Rome fellow and associate professor at Tyler School of Art.