Professor of Art at California State University Stanislaus/USA since 1995

                                        

born on 3rd May 1958 in Watford, England

living and working in Turlock, California

 

Education

09/81-07/84    M.A. Painting. Royal College of Art, London/UK

09/76-07/77 B.A. Art. Falmouth School of Art, England/UK

 

Awards

09/89-04/90 British Council travel award, Stockholm/Sweden

11/86-06/88 Commonwealth Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi/India

09/84-07/85 Cheltenham Fellowship, England/GB

 

Solo Exhibitions

1/14-2/14 Heteroglyphs Art Space on Main, Turlock CA/USA

9/14-10/14 Hybrid Dreams-objects, assemblages, Janzen Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2/11-3/11 Narrative Drift.  First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, CA/USA

2/10 -5/10 Studio Leitmotifs. Robert V Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernardino/USA

9/08-10/08 Cadenza.  University art Gallery California State University Stanislaus/USA

11/07-12/07 Cadenza.  Janzen Galerie, Wuppertal, Germany.

06/07-07/07 Ceramic Sculptures. Vergas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara /USA

03/07-04/07 Those Images That Yet…, Truckee Meadows Junior College, Reno/USA

09/01-10/01 Towards the Door We Never Opened, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

04/99-06/99 World Not World, Fresno Art Museum, California/USA

11/96-12/96 University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

12/95-01/96 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi/India

12/93-02/94 Watercolors from the Aspen Series, Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

06/92-08/92 Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

03/91-04/91 Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

02/90-04/90 Center for International Contemporary Art, New York/USA

11/87-12/87 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi/India

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

08/17-09/17 Stanislaus State Art Faculty Exhibition 2017 University Art Gallery. Turlock CA

04/15 International art Fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

08/12-12/12 CSU Stanislaus Art Department faculty exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Turlock CA

02/10-03/10 California State University Stanislaus Faculty Exchange Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University/USA

03/09 International art fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

03/08 International art fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

10/06-11/06 Eight Hours Difference, Lancaster University/ England.

09/02-10/02 Art Department Faculty: Valley View, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

11/97-02/99 Last Dreams of the Millennium, Art Museum, University of Hawaii, Honolulu; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler/USA; California State University, Fullerton/USA;

California State University, Stanislaus/USA

02/97-03/97 Two From Britain, California State Polytechnic, Pomona Art Gallery/USA

01/95-04/95 Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin/USA

11/92-02/93 Haggerty Art Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee/USA

04/90-06/90 French Institute, Stockholm/Sweden

 

Work in Public Collections

Robert V Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernardino/USA

Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin/USA

Art Institute of Chicago/USA

British Council, London/GB

Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee/USA

 

Bibliography

(Reviews)

Alan Artner, “Two Sets of Drawings from Olivant, Both of them Strong and Ambitious,”

Chicago Tribune, April 5, 1991

Krishna Chaitanya, “Olivant’s Images of Chaos,” The Hindustan Times, Feb 2, 1987

Cathy Curtis, “Valentine from England,” The Los Angeles Times, Feb 10, 1998

Shanto Datta, “From Existence to Entropy,” The Pioneer, Jan 18, 1996

Ken Johnson, “David Olivant at CICA,” Art in America, Oct 1990

Kay Larson, “True Brit,” New York, March 12, 1990

P. Mago, “David’s Chaotic Sea of Marks,” The Patriot, Feb 7, 1987

Nava Semel, “The Voyage from the Figure to Abstract,” Studio Art Magazine, May 1990

Leo Stutzin, “A Seeker’s Art at Stan State,” Modesto Bee, Dec 8, 1996

Leo Stutzin, “British Artists Find Appreciation,” Modesto Bee, Nov 20, 1997

Mark Van Proyen, “Olivant@CSU Stanislaus” Square Cylinder,  February  2015

Daniella Walsh, “Romantic Visions for Modern Times,” Orange County Register, March 1, 1998

 

Curatorial Experience

1999-2000 “Last Dreams of the Millennium” Group exhibition of contemporary British art in the collection of the Stephen Solovy Foundation.  CSU Stanislaus, CSU Fullerton, Tyler Museum of Art, Texas, Art Museum of Hawaii, Honolulu

 

Catalog Essays by David Olivant

“Ambadas” Published by CSU Stanislaus 1998

“Last Dreams of the Millennium” Published by Stephen Solovy Art Foundation 1999

“Ranbir Kaleka: Ironist of the Imagination.” Published by Bose Pacia Gallery, New York, 2005

“Sophie Chardonnet” Published by Art Vietnam Gallery 2006

“Life Games” Published by CSU Stanislaus 2008

“Gordon Senior: Tools of Unknown Use and Other Works” Published by Humboldt State University 2008

“Martin Azevedo- If Destruction Be Our Lot” Published by CSU Stanislaus 2016

“Gordon Senior, Silent Harvest” published by CSU Stanislaus 2017

 

Catalog Essays about David Olivant

David Cohen, Cadenza Catalog, September 2007.

 

Reviews of other Artists

“Multiplying the Variations: David Olivant on Robin Hill,” artcritical.com 2006

“Standing On Earth: David Olivant on Gordon Senior”, artcritical.com 2006

“Eleanor Wood- mixed Media on Paper: David Olivant on Eleanor Wood” artcritical.com 2007

“David Olivant on Takashi Murakami at the Geffen” artcritical.com 2008

“Joan Moment @ Limn and JayJay” squarecylinder.com 2009

“Picking up the Pieces” David Olivant on Julie Heffernan, artcritical.com 2010