Olive Stefanski (they/she) is a queer Jewish artist and teacher exploring the meeting between the astral and the material, currently living on Potawatomi, Odawa, Ojibwe, Miami, Fox and Illinois land. Their recent solo exhibition of handwoven textiles and vessels, And Before One, What Are You Counting? was on view at Roman Susan Art Foundation. And Before One, What Are You Counting? was chosen as a partner exhibition program for The Available City by the Chicago Architecture Biennial and was featured in the Chicago Reader, Sixty Inches to Center and the Visualist.
Stefanski’s work has been shown, both solo and collaboratively, at Fundación del Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo (Mexico City), Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Mana Contemporary Chicago, Links Hall, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Threewalls, Comfort Station, International Museum of Surgical Science, Roots and Culture. Their work is held in private collections across the United States and at Compound Yellow in Chicago. In 2015, they earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a three-year apprenticeship at the Chicago Weaving School. They currently work as one of two lead artists for the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. They can be found online @floatyplace and can be contacted for studio-related inquires at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deep, Far, Home. Chicago Textile Week, Epiphany Arts Center September 18th-25th 2021
Havruta, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, October 29th- December 5th
Confluence , Heaven Gallery, Chicago, January 18-March 13th 2022