OLIVIA VALENTINE creates architectural scale textile based installations exhibited both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions Panorama at Pasajist in Istanbul (2013) and 1:1 at Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space, Chicago (2012.) Recent group exhibitions include Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, the Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands, Maquis Projects, Izmir, Turkey, Indi Go Gallery, Champaign, IL and Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, among others. Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2013-14 Olivia was the Fountainhead Fellow in Fibers at Virginia Commonwealth University. Other recent awards include a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Turkey (2012-13), The Founding President’s award from the Textile Society of America for excellence in Textile Studies (2014) and the Brandford/Elliott Award for excellence in Fiber Arts (2012). She is also the co-director of Flash Atölye, which recently took the form of a project space in a commercial arcade in İzmir, Turkey, producing community-based projects with both Turkish and American artists.