Growing up, art class was always Olivia’s favorite and her peers promoted this with paintbrushes and polymer clay.
Olivia began her journey into sculpture at the University of North Florida. In 2018, she designed and built her first large-scale public sculpture. That year, she performed at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (ICCCIA) in Scranton, PA. Olivia has had the privilege of displaying her artwork at the local Museum of Contemporary Art, where she was selected to build a large-scale public sculpture that found it’s permanent home in JWJ Park. Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida in 2019, and held her Senior Exhibition at CoRK Arts District. She received Outstanding Sculptor Honors from the UNF Faculty upon graduation. Olivia’s gallery work was displayed interstate for the first time in 2019, at Sloss Historic Furnaces, AL. She continues to participate in the local arts community, with projects such as the Mayport Road Mural, Sunshine Bike Rack and the Fort Caroline Middle School Mural.
Olivia has participated in many exhibitions, preceding and succeeding graduation. She is currently on the board of directors for a gallery in Atlantic Beach, Word Revolt. Olivia was employed as the Exhibit Manager at The Museum of Science and History, but recently chose to explore teaching as an Art Teacher at Fort Caroline Middle School.
Looking forward, Olivia will be attending graduate school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
What People Say
“Olivia’s professional manner and high caliber of artwork have been well received by all who meet her.”-Theresa Rykaczewski
“[Olivia] is very creative, responsible, polite, patient, talented, and dedicated.”-Kelly Delaney
“Olivia’s greatest strengths as an artist are her curiosity, her creativity, her versatility, and her kindness.”-Jennifer Hager