Working with Olive Ayhens on this video was an adventure into color, form, space, movement as well as Ayhens political and environmental activism as expressed through her subject matter.

 We are thrilled to present Olive in her studio to you here. 

Olive Ayhens (b. Oakland, CA) received her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute

In addition to her extensive exhibition history, Ayhens has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Joan Mitchell Grant, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant.

 Artist residencies include The Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, MacDowell Colony, Fundacion Valparaiso, the Salzburg Kunsterhaus, Yaddo Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Roswell Artist Residency, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a residency at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2017. 

Olive Ayhens lives and works in New York City and is represented by Bookstein Projects, New York.

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