Emilia Olsen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1989. In 2011, she received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC. She has exhibited her work nationally, with solo shows at Arts+Leisure (NY)and Doppelganger |Studio (Queens) and notable recent group exhibitions at the Spring Break Art Show (NY), Freight & Volume (NY), Gallery Also (LA), Elephant Gallery (Nashville), Greenpoint Terminal Gallery (Brooklyn), and Juxtapoz Projects at Mana Contemporary (NJ). She has been artist-in-residence at DNA Residency (Provincetown, MA); New York Studio Residency Program (Brooklyn,NY); Starry Nights (Truth Or Consequences, NM); Hotel Belmar (Costa Rica) and the Horse and Art Research Program (Hungary). Her work has been featured in Two Coats of Paint, Art Maze, Hyperallergic, Maake Magazine, the podcast Sound & Vision and others. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



Dwelling in Ambivalence: Pungent Dystopia at Freight + Volume, NYC WhiteHot Magazine

Pungent Dystopia's solution to [insert crisis here] involves fervent deconstruction, regurgitation, reordering, and remodeling through purely artistic means. One is constantly reminded of our dehumanizing loss of privacy, our hyper-sexualized commodification of everything (environmental catastrophes, pandemics), and the preponderance of man-child dictators in their attempts to seize power globally. 

Emilia Olsen featured in Two Coats of Paint