Olivia Valentine is an interdisciplinary visual artist working primarily in textile construction, drawing, and photography, and in collaboration with composers, architects, and designers. Recent exhibitions include Museum of Arts and Design (New York), the Danish Royal Academy (Copenhagen), and The American Academy in Rome (Italy).
Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University.
In this interview we discussed her sound collaboration with Paula Matthusen and also the books she is reading which are; Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation by Richard Sennett and Queer Abstraction a catalog by Jared Ledesma and David Getsy.