Andi Olsen’s most recent project is a collaboration with Lance Olsen: There’s No Place Like Time. A multimodal novel you can walk through, it takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of an artist who never existed. An interplay of videos, texts, objects, & interventions, the installation explores the relationship between the visual & the verbal as it redefines the page, the novel, & gallery space, while thematically investigating the problematics of identity construction & historical knowledge.
Her ongoing project, Hideous Beauty, is a Cabinet of Wonders composed of short videos, assemblages, & collage texts exploring the idea of monstrosity & the generative possibilities inherent in the processes of decay.
Olsen’s videos have been exhibited in such venues as Momentum Gallery (Berlin), the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore) & Greenhouse Berlin (Germany), & have screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Mütter Museum (Philadelphia), Revolving Museum (Lowell), & at literary and artistic events in Banff, Cologne, Münich, Paris, Rouen, Szeged, Warsaw, & across the United States. Her art has been exhibited & published around the country & abroad.
Born in 1959, Olsen received her B.A. & M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She resides in the mountains of central Idaho & Salt Lake City.