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Olivia Baldwin


Built from gestures, layers, high chroma, and sprawling geometric forms, Baldwin’s paintings present a convergence of unconscious thoughts. She works intuitively, seasoning the paintings with washes and dense pigment, layering and uncovering until a direction appears. Time spent on mountains and an isthmus translate to cartographic compositions resembling the places of her recent past: Wisconsin’s horizon, Austria’s gridded farmland, vantages from the mountains of upstate New York. These remembered landscapes become a context for play, color, and ruminations; a space between feelings and ideas.

Originally from the Boston area, Baldwin received her BFA in painting and photography and BA in English-Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has lived, worked, and exhibited in Italy, Austria and throughout the United States. Her paintings are collected by Peter and Alison Klein (Sammlung Klein, Eberdingen, Germany), Luke Weinstein, Leif Vollebekk and various private collections. Baldwin’s recent exhibitions include Door in the Mountain, a solo show at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gallery 1308 and group shows at Newburgh Illuminated, The Hive (Rochester, NY), and Jane Lombard Gallery (Manhattan, NY). Baldwin co-founded Milkweed Community Art Space (Sugar Loaf, NY), and co-directs and co-curates DUSKLIT Interactive Art Bazaar.



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