Olivia Strange

Olivia Strange’s multi-disciplinary practice spanning sculpture, painting, installation, moving image and poetry, is characterised by a layered narrative and highly visceral aesthetic. The work is concerned with disarming patriarchal descriptors via exploration of her Italian roots and draws on themes of GrecoRoman mythology, the female body & jouissance to portray an empowering image of queer female subjectivity.

Since graduating with Distinction from Chelsea College of Art- MA Fine Art (2017) having received the Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Strange has exhibited at Annka Kulty’s Gallery presenting an ambitious large scale immersive installation as part of the inaugural Cacotopia show, Southwark Park Galleries, Unit 1 Gallery, Liminal Gallery (Solo Show), Every Woman Biennial and Basis Projektraum.

Strange was selected for the 2021 cohort of the SPACE Studios X London Creative Network Artist Development Programme and the Ellipsis Prints 2021 Commissioning Project and Shortlisted for the prestigious Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2021. More recently, Strange was selected for the Radical Residency 2022 at Unit 1 Gallery in London, longlisted for the Robert Walters UK New Artist Award 2022 and shortlisted for the GIRLPOWER Residency 2023.

Selected Exhibitions:

2024, PLEASURES – Shoreditch Modern, London – UK 2023, Sweet Garden of Vanishing Desires — ArtOn, Istanbul — Turkey 2023, Take My Hand — Unit 1 Gallery, London — UK 2022, Bag, Pedestal, Rabbit, Potato — Staffordshire St. Gallery, London — UK 2022, Radical Residency Show — Unit 1 Gallery, London — UK 2022, I Took My Power In My Hand, POW Thanet, Margate — UK 2022, Solo Show — The Pleasures We Feel — Liminal Gallery — Online 2021, Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2021, Every Woman Biennial, New York — US 2021, Instructions for Waiting, Liminal Gallery, London — UK 2021, CARE DONT CARE, Basis Projektraum, Frankfurt — Germany 2021, 36th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, London (online) — UK 2019, SPACE Open Studios, London — UK 2018, Paradise Underground, Sugar Cane, London — UK 2017, Cacotopia, Annka Kultys Gallery, London — UK 2017 SLUICE Biennial, Space Studios, Deborah House, London — UK 2016, Dracaena You Take Me Away, Cookhouse Gallery, London — UK 2016, Conversation In Progress, Mills Centre Gallery, London — UK 2015, Fly By The Seat Of Your Pantsuit – Chelsea College of Art, London — UK 2014, Number 90 Bar and Kitchen Gallery – Hackney Wick, London — UK 2013, The Independent Artists Fair – Mile End Art Pavilion, London — UK 2011, Public Art Commission – Richmix Wall Project Commission, London — UK
portrait of Olivia Strange
Thiiirsty, a painting by Olivia Strange at Shoreditch Modern
Dreamers, a painting by Yorgos exhibited at the art gallery Shoreditch Modern
Twin Flame, a sculpture by Olivia Strange exhibited at Shoreditch Modern