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

Born 1958 in Watford, England

 

Education

1984 M.A. Painting. Royal College of Art, London/UK

1977 B.A. Art. Falmouth School of Art, England/UK

 

Awards

1989-90 British Council travel award, Stockholm/Sweden

1986-88 Commonwealth Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi/India

1984-85 Cheltenham Fellowship, England/GB

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Heteroglyphs Art Space on Main, Turlock CA/USA

2014 Hybrid Dreams-objects, assemblages, Janzen Galerie, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2011 Narrative Drift.  First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, CA/USA

2010 Studio Leitmotifs. Robert V Fullerton Museum, California State University, San Bernardino/USA

2008 Cadenza.  University art Gallery California State University Stanislaus/USA

2007 Cadenza.  Janzen Galerie, Wuppertal, Germany.

2007 Ceramic Sculptures. Vergas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara /USA

2007 Those Images That Yet…, Truckee Meadows Junior College, Reno/USA

2001 Towards the Door We Never Opened, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

1999 World Not World, Fresno Art Museum, California/USA

1996 University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

1996 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi/India

1994 Watercolors from the Aspen Series, Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

1992 Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

1991 Stephen Solovy Fine Art, Chicago/USA

1990 Center for International Contemporary Art, New York/USA

1987 Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi/India

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Stanislaus State Art Faculty Exhibition 2017 University Art Gallery. Turlock CA

2015 International art Fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

2012 CSU Stanislaus Art Department faculty exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Turlock CA

2010 California State University Stanislaus Faculty Exchange Exhibition, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University/USA

2009 International art fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

2008 International art fair, Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe/Germany (represented by Janzen Galerie,Wuppertal)

2008 Eight Hours Difference, Lancaster University/ England.

2002 Art Department Faculty: Valley View, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus/USA

1997-1999 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

1997 Two From Britain, California State Polytechnic, Pomona Art Gallery/USA

1995 Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin/USA

1993 Haggerty Art Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee/USA

1990 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