Posts by Olivia Niuman

Olivia Niuman is a writer and artist based in Washington, D.C. Her research-based artistic practice examines the way that meaning is constructed. She uses abstract painting combined with collage and fragments of words to explore the tenuous relationship between truth, knowledge, and objectivity when it comes to written and visual sources. Olivia holds a B.A. from The George Washington University, where she studied Art History and American Studies. Olivia also works as the Director of Programming at 52 O Street Studios and tutors high school students in Reading and English.

By Olivia Niuman on September 13, 2023

East City Art Reviews—SANA(A) at Pyramid Atlantic

SANA(A), on view at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, features hand-printed works by Jessica Sabogal and Shanna Strauss. The exhibition showcases their virtuosity in technique and dedication to feminist, intersectional, and collective care themes. With distinct styles, both artists emphasize the voices of Black, Indigenous, and women of color.

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By Olivia Niuman on August 1, 2023

East City Art Reviews—RE/ENVISIONING

Curators Nicole Dowd and Allison Nance present RE/ENVISIONING, a group exhibition on view at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Gallery, featuring six artists who each question, subvert, and re-tell traditionally accepted narratives

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