Joanne Arnett, 2016
Andrea Donnelly, 2014
Olivia Valentine, 2012
Sharon Kallis, 2010
Stephen Beal, 2008
Andrea Vander Kooij, 2006
Elana Herzog, 2004
Soonran Youn, 2002
Sonya Clark, 2000
Tomoko Ishida, 1998
Kyoung Ae Cho, 1997
Marcie Miller Gross, 1996
Frances Dorsey, 1995

Olivia Valentine: 2012
Brandford/Elliott Award for Excellence in Fiber Art Recipient

 

Recent Work - 2016

Yürüyüș Oyasι (Turuncu Boncuklar) / Walking Oya (Orange Beads), 2013-2015
18" h x 27" w
Archival Inkjet Print

Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi (Turuncu Boncuklar)/Walking Oya (Orange Beads)
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi (Turuncu Boncuklar)/Walking Oya (Orange Beads), 2013-2015.

Yürüyüș Oyasι (Sunrise) / Walking Oya (Sunrise), 2013-2015
18" h x 27" w
Archival Inkjet Print

Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi (Sunrise)/Walking Oya (Sunrise)
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi (Sunrise)/Walking Oya (Sunrise), 2013-2015.


Yürüyüș Oyasι / Walking Oya (other views), 2013-2015
18" h x 27" w
Archival Inkjet Print

Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya , 2013-2015.


Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya , 2013-2015.


Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya , 2013-2015.


Olivia Valentine - Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya
Olivia Valentine, Yürüyüs Oyasi / Walking Oya , 2013-2015.


 

Recent Work - 2014

Punto in Aria (Pilaster), 2014
Balloons, helium, hand constructed bobbin lace.

Olivia Valentine - Punto in Aria (Pilaster)
Olivia Valentine, Punto in Aria (Pilaster), 2014


Olivia Valentine - Punto in Aria (Pilaster) (detail)
Detail - Punto in Aria (Pilaster).

 

Work Submitted for the 2012 Brandford/Elliott Award


Olivia Valentine, who has studied at Cooper Union, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has combined an interest in architecture and social structures with the study of textile constructions, particularly lace. Her recent studio work uses lace representations of windows to explore the boundaries between interior and exterior space. Because lace is often used as an edging, she sees it as representing a mediating space between the private and the public.

Guest Room at the Drake, 2012
72” h x 111” w overall
String, nails, window casing.

Olivia Valentine - Guest Room at the Drake
Olivia Valentine, Guest Room at the Drake, 2012, studio installation view.


Olivia Valentine - Guest Room at the Drake (detail)
Detail views - Guest Room at the Drake.


Olivia Valentine - Guest Room at the Drake (in process)
In process - Guest Room at the Drake.

Pineapple Motif, 2006
86” diameter
Yarn, graphite, nails.

Olivia Valentine - Pineapple Motif
Olivia Valentine, Pineapple Motif, 2006.

Valentine will continue her work with a Fulbright Fellowship in Turkey starting this fall. Her year-long project will explore the relationship between traditional textiles and nomadic architecture in Cappadocia. She will study traditional Turkish lace-making techniques (oya and mekik) at Middle East Technical University and with local women. Her research will then be incorporated into a series of installations that explore the landscape, architecture, and craft traditions of the region as they relate to the idea of lace as an edging or boundary. The Brandford/Elliott Award will provide funding for supplies and residency fees during her stay in Turkey and for exhibition of the work in Turkey and the U.S.

See an interview with Olivia on the LaceNews blog posted shortly after she received the Brandford/Elliott Award.

And follow Olivia's blog of her time in Turkey: Architectural Oya.

 

OliviaValentine.net