Olivia Stark, born in 1964 is a mixed media painter from Kalispell Montana. She is primarily self taught in the style of work she prefers to make. Olivia has participated in group shows and several solo exhibits in both Whitefish and Bozeman Montana. Key themes in her work have centerd around impulse and self expression. Her current series, Hierarchy Of Needs, looks for opportunities to expose her own ground swell of emotions during both personal and global crises. She presents this work as a "shared" phenomenon with all human beings. She is seeking Gallery representation in NY, LA and London.
I paint what I need to see and so I go looking.
I find my best work is through improvisation. A resourcefulness that limits overthinking. My studio is quite small which keeps me focused on the immediate. I enjoy the elements of structure and chaos and find the need to fluctuate between the two in making art. The dynamics involved are a satisfying part of my process. My art is about movement. Moving energy that is internalized. Creating space for effort and problem solving. A kind of primary for the developement of confidence and an activation of personal assertions. My goal is to reveal the essence of the painting, subject the viewer to those assertions and offer new possibilities.
Ecce Gallery, Bozeman Montana
Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish Montana
Stark Gallery, Whitefish Montana
2008- "Circles" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2011- "Bones" (Colaborative with Artist Kerry Nagel) Stillwater Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2015-"Inspired Delineation" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2015-" New Work" Stark Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2016- "Sister Paintings" Stark Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2016- Juried Auction Missoula Art Museum, Missoula MT.
2017- "First It's Mine, Then It's Yours" Walkingman Gallery, Whitefish MT.
2017-"I Am A Place On This Earth" Ecce Gallery, Bozeman MT.
1998- 2000 Flathead Valley Community College- Fine Arts Degree
2001/ 2003-2004 University Of Missoula - Fine Arts Degree/Major in Psychology/Minor in Dance
Ecce Gallery-Bozeman 2017 "I Am A Place On This Earth"