b.1994

Email: olivia.rowland@network.rca.ac.uk
Instagram:
@oliviarowland


"At the crux of my practice is the process of compulsive drawing and wordplay to navigate self-narration, fantasy, identity and dialogue.

I focus specifically upon the notion of articulation as a form of labour and the projection of the self as character. I aminterested in how channels of communication are distorted by intersectingissues of gender, anxiety and our shifting perceptions of ‘authentic’experience."


Education

2019-2025

PhD
Manchester School of Art

2017-19

MA Print
Royal College of Art

2013-16

BFA Fine Art
University of Oxford


Exhibitions

Clifford Chance's Postgraduate Printmaking in London, London, 11-2019 - 12 - 2019

neo:artprize, Bolton Museum Gallery, Bolton, 09-2019 - 10-2019

Uncertainty and the Unknown, City Arts, Nottingham, 06-2019 - 10-2019

Royal College of Art Degree Show 2019, Royal College of Art, London, 06-2019

We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Stour Space, London, 04-2019

What a Relief, CGP London, 03-2019

The Masters: Screen and Stone, Bankside Gallery, London, 11-2018

Lviv: View From Inside, View From Outside, Stanislaw Lem Cultural Center, Lviv, 19 & 20 07-2018

Marching Through the Fields, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, 08-2018

WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 01-2018

Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 06-2017 - 08-2017

FRESH, Rural Arts, Thirsk, Yorkshire, 04-2017

#7 New Colour, Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, 04-2017

The Red Mansion Art Prize, Kendrew Barn, St John's College, Oxford, 03-2017

Echoes of Queen Street, The Wedgwood Institute, Stoke-on-Trent, 12-2016

Dust, Spode Factory, Stoke-on-Trent, 11-2016

Open Studio, Red Gate Residency, Beijing, 09-2016

Fragments, BottleCraft, Stoke-on-Trent, 08-2016

Ruskin Degree Show, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, 06-2016


Residencies 

International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice, 07-18

Dumfries House Residency, Ayrshire, Scotland, 06-2017

Red Gate Residency, Beijing, China, 09-2016


Awards/Bursaries

The Philip Bates Trust Award, 2018

Goodenough Scholarship, Goodenough College, 2018

Young Talent Scholarship, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Media, Venice, 2018

Delphian Open Call Award, Delphian Gallery (Shortlisted) 2018

First Grant Recipient, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 2017

The Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, Biscuit Factory (Shortlisted) 2017

The Red Mansion Art Prize, The Red Mansion Foundation, 2016


The artist wishes to thank both the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Philip Bates Trust for their support.

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