Lily Koto Olive

EDUCATION

2013 – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY / MFA
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC / BAD (Bachelor of Art and Design)


AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2014 PILOTENKUECHE Fall Artist Residency – Leipzig, Germany
2014 Altos de Chavon Teaching Residency – La Romana, Dominican Republic
2014 Edelman PR-Your Storied Future Prize Recipient – New York, NY
2014 Queens Art Intervention Grant recipient for public art project – Queens, NY
2013 PILOTENKUECHE Summer Artist Residency – Leipzig, Germany
2012-2011 LCU Foundation Scholarship
1997 Governor’s School of North Carolina – Summer Residency
1996 Congressional Art Competition – Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Nasty Women UK – Stour Space, London, United Kingdom

2016

Video Light – Jecza Gallery, Timișoara, Romania
:START – The Protagonists, Hastings, United Kingdom
Converge – Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Boundary-less – Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Horror at Baby Grand NYC – Baby Grand, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition – Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Tribeca Ball: Once Upon A Time – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
TGIM – a two person show with Adam Lamothe and Lily Koto Olive – Barramundi Bar, New York, NY
International ArtExpo show Contemporary Venice-Hybrid Identities – Palazzo Flangini, Venezia, Italy
Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Auction – Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Winter Rundgang – Pilotenkueche Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2014

Alchemy & Metaphysics – Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Superficies Prova 4 – Bolit Centre d’Art Contemporani Girona, Girona, Spain
Superficies – Uncle Irving’s Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
TriBeCa Ball – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Brucennial – Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
2014 ART Party of the Year Gala – New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2014 Mini-Masterpieces Auction – New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2014 American Epic/Meat Manual Collaboration with Jonathan Beer – Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design, Miami, FL
Serendipitous Synergy: Kamakura/NYC Collaboration – Kamakura Performing Arts Center, Kanagawa, Japan
Paperazzi 3 – Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
One Billion Rising – Polk State College, Winter Haven, FL

2013

Chapter 237  Exhibition – Index Art Center, Newark, NJ
Mythology – Kraine Gallery, New York, NY
Cosmic Night Club – ZSenne, Brussels, Belgium
Take Home A Nude – Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Pink Shoe Day Exhibition – Halle 20, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Schonenschnitzelnoize/Rundgang – Pilotenkueche Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Subcutaneous (two-person exhibition) – The Museum Lytke, Leipzig, Germany
2013 Spring Gala/Auction – New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Not For Sale – The Lounge Underground, Brooklyn, NY
501-9 – Studio 501, New York, NY
Mythical Beasts – One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
Tribeca Ball  – New York Academy Of Art, New York, NY
Single Fare 3 – RH Gallery, New York, NY
The Mini Show – New York Academy Of Art, New York, NY
Paperazzi – Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Frack Off! – RH Gallery, New York, NY
Things That Go Bump In The Night – Kraine Gallery, New York, NY
Peril – Armageddon Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY
Art Student Exhibition – ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
Summer Small Works Show – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
TriBeCa Ball – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Silent Noise 5 – Gallery Bar, New York, NY
Something About Her – The Cupping Room, New York, NY
Works On Paper – New York Academy of Art

2011

Deck The Walls – Wilkinson Hall Gallery, NYAA, New York NY
Self Portrait As Monster Truck: The Reckoning – Kleio Projects, New York, NY
Silent Noise 4 – Gallery Bar, New York, NY
Claustrophilia – HERE Arts Center, New York, NY
Childhood Ephemera – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
The Sketchbook Show – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again – Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Eros and Obsession – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Silent Noise – Gallery Bar, New York, NY

2010

Deck The Walls – Wilkinson Hall Gallery, NYAA, New York NY
PaperGirl – Travelling exhibition presented in 3 galleries: Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Armory, New York, NY – Marketplace Gallery, Albany, NY
Art Student Exhibition – ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
Pop-Up Art Sale – Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
St. Phillips Church Benefit Show – Durham, NC

2009

St. Phillips Church Benefit – Durham, NC

2006

Inaugural Exhibit – Williamsburg White Room, Brooklyn, NY

2004

Emerson Waldorf Benefit Show – Carrboro Century Center, Carrboro, NC

2000

Hue of the Human’s Wavering Perception – Joint Exhibit with Jason Loebs, Hillsborough, NC

1997

Pop-Art – Governors School, Laurinburg, NC


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

“Interview: Lily Koto Olive” – Luca Curci, It’s Liquid, Venice, Italy

http://www.itsliquid.com/interview-lily-koto-olive.html

2014

A Gallery Is Revived” – Dan Bischoff, The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ

Art Cluster” – artist profile by Jofre Oliveras, art-cluster.com, Girona, Spain

Poets and Artists” – Artist profile in publication by Daniel Maidman, New York, NY

Marked by Ashes: The Return of Index Art Center” – Lauren DiPalma, Lamplighter Magazine, Newark, NJ

2013

Artist profile” – Aviso Art blog, New York, NY

THAN review” – Malafronte, Fine Art Today, New York, NY

2012

“MFA Open Studios Interview” – Sarah Sasser, Bound NYC, New York, NY

2011

“Claustrophilia Review” – Anatole Ashraf, NY Arts Magazine, New York, NY

http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=8448


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES

2013

Acura Guest Artist for 2013 MDX  commerical animation

2012

Contributing writer, The Brooklyn Rail (ongoing)
Co-founder and contributing writer, Art-Rated (ongoing)

2010

Gallery Assistant – Creative Thriftshop, Brooklyn, NY
Personal assistant – Brooke Neidich, Chair of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2008

Gallery Assistant – Displacement Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY

2007

Gallery Assistant – Pratt MFA Show, Brooklyn, NY

2007-2006

Creative Director – Williamsburg White Room, Brooklyn, NY

2004-2003

Ant Farm Studio Member, Raleigh, NC

2002

Art Teacher – SeeSaw Studio, Durham, NC

1998

Design Internship – Zweifel & Chislett Productions, Basel, Switzerland


COLLECTIONS

Numerous Private Collections