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Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Karyn Olivier received her MFA at Carnbrook Academy of Art and her BA in psychology at Dartmouth College. She exhibied her first solo exhibition in 2002 at Project Row Houses in Houston and is currently participating in a group show at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City. In 2003, Olivier's work was exhibited regionally and nationally at the Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN), The Glassell School Museum (Victoria, TX), the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art (Dallas, TX), and a solo exhibition at Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR). Recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award in 2003, she was recently awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County. In 2000, she was a recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture's Camille Hanks Cosby Fellowship for African-American artists. She completed the Core Program Residency at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in May 2003 and was a finalist for the Artadia grant that same year. Her work has been featured and reviewed in Newsday (Queens Edition), The Houston Chronicle, The Houston Press, The Dallas Morning News, Star-Telegram, the magazines Dazed and Confused (London>, Art Lies, and 002. Exhibition catalogs include the Core 2002 and 2003 exhibitions. Olivier's work has also been reviewed in artsjournal.com, and glasstire.com. Olivier is currently Assistant Sculpture Professor at the University of Houston. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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Tree House for Booker T. (Thanks Martin)Wood, Aluminum, and Rope
18th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2004-2005)Rosen Award 1st Place
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