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Iviva Olenick
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Recent events: Dissilience
Thanks to Su Pang and Miss Vanilla, curators and photographer (Su) and musician (MV) respectively, for including me in a one-night, all-woman show last weekend in Dumbo at Rabbithole Studios. I was in the company of some talented women — Fina Yeung , Emily ...

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Not embattled, embraced
“Not Embattled, Embraced.” 2016.  Paint on
fabric with stiffener, stuffing, stitching, embroidery, handmade glass
beads. 7.3″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″.  Thoughts of women’s (reproductive) health
book, “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and Barbara Krueger’s, “Your body is a b...

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When old and new love stories collide
Dear blog readers, dear cyberspace, dear digital friends, Through the kindness of two Brooklyn curators, Katherine Gressel and Kim Maier of the Old Stone House, my work will be included in a show opening this Wednesday evening, "Partners, Parents, Pets: Con...

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling, new sculptures in the works
Hand painted, stitched, stiffened, stuffed fabric with hand made glass beads. 2016. Iviva Olenick

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Happy New Year and my work as a social contract
For the past three years, I've struggled with how to make work that moves beyond sharing my own and others' personal stories into the realm of culturally-relevant commentary. It is possible that my own thinking and self-contextualization were the only barri...

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling
When I was a kid, I overheard the term "glass ceiling" pretty often, meaning an invisible barrier to women and/or people of color seeking advancement into high level corporate positions. While I never dreamed of making it in the corporate world, I kept an i...

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In Residence, Monday, 20/16 – Sunday, 11/8
Join me at Workshop Gallery Artists Foundation at Brooklyn Workshop Gallery for the 2015 finale to Native/Immigrant City, my exploration of New York natives, immigrants and transplants from other parts of the country through soft sculpture. Since December 2...

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3D Stitch-By-Stitch at Pratt — Starts Tuesday!!
Join me! 5 consecutive Tuesdays. Embroidery basics leading to 3D explorations. Lots of individual attention and group demos. Collegial environment. Fun!

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Summer Lovin

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Are blogs obsolete?
Has Instagram surpassed blogging? I've come to prefer its ease of use and immediacy. Twitter , too, enables quick sharing of ideas, mostly stream of consciousness commentary, which feeds  into my embroideries (and artist statements), hyperbolic though my co...
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