Karyn Olivier

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, Brown University, Providence, RI | "Witness"
July 2, 2020

Virtual lunch talk by Karyn Olivier.


Karyn Olivier creates sculptures, installations, and public art. Her work often intersects and collapses multiple histories and memories with present-day narratives. She will discuss several projects which engage existing monuments and her fabrication of contemporary monuments and memorials.


Karyn Olivier (b. Trinidad and Tobago) creates sculptures, installations, and public art. She has exhibited at the Gwangju and Busan Biennials, World Festival of Black Arts and Culture (Dakar, Senegal), The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA P.S.1, MFAH Houston, CAM Houston, The Mattress Factory, SculptureCenter, Laumeier Sculpture Park, among others. Olivier has installed work for Mural Arts, Creative Time and NYC and Philadelphia’s Percent for Art program. She is a 2019 Pew Fellow and a recent American Academy in Rome fellow. Olivier is currently an associate sculpture professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.