Alex Olson

Alex Olson

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CalArts Campus


Paul Brach Lecture Series

Olson is known for her abstract paintings, which juxtapose patterns, shapes, textures, and colors to create disjointed visual and linguistic symbols.

Olson earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 2001, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. Since then, she has shown work in group exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago; and Laura Bartlett Gallery in London. She is also repped by Shane Campbell and Laura Bartlett.