Anchored in abstraction, my paintings dialogue with the body. I begin with color and material, then act—dipping, tearing, cutting, rubbing, painting. Gestures amass, evoking hides, maps, kickstands, meteorites. Sometimes I lead, sometimes they lead. Recurring shapes pool into one another; marks echo across the work, coaxing language. I skirt equilibrium, speaking in fragments. Sensation presses forward.
Olivia Baldwin’s practice interweaves painting and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in venues in Austria, Italy, and throughout the United States, including A.I.R. Gallery, Boston University’s Faye G. Jo, and James Gallery, and Jane Lombard Gallery. She has attended residencies at the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and Vermont Studio Center, and is a 2019 recipient of an Assets for Artists Grant (MASS MoCA). She earned a BFA in Painting, and BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a candidate for the MFA in Studio Art at the University of Connecticut.