What People Say about Me
Where to Find Me
exhibitions and public displays of my embroideries
Collaborative community artmaking
Crowd-Seeded New York Indigo Farm
Wyckoff House Museum Artist Residency
Arts First at Bucknell University
Textile arts workshops: embroidery, natural dyeing, weaving and more
Ascent/Dissent: Flags for Peace
(In)Visible Textile Labor
Ongoing study and performance of textile crop cultivation and labor, including flaxâ€“u003elinen and multiple species of indigoâ€“u003edye and resist embroidery.
States of Emergenc(y)e
(Un)spoken Family Histories
Translating family legend and myth, oral histories, written and photographic documents into textiles
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Glass and fiber have numerous connotations. Here, I bend, twist and recontextualize words we commonly associate with glass (breakable, transparent, clear, fragile, delicate) and fiber (domestic, spinsterish, traditional, conservative, quaint, womenâ€™s work) to show how those same words reveal our assumptions about each other based on race, age, ethnicity, country of origin, native language.
Selfies and Latergrams
Were I So Besotted
The Brooklyn Love Exchange
Weaving Hand Residency
Thanks to Cynthia Alberto, Iâ€™m a Resident Teaching Artist at Weaving Hand studio in Brooklyn. Iâ€™m having a blast! Using old shirts and fabric, Iâ€™m cutting these materials into yarn, which I use to weave. Iâ€™m also incorporating some text via embroidery and paint, adding to my @EmbroideryPoems project.
Embroidered Storytelling: Collaborative Art Making
Reach Out and Touch Me: Selfies and Ussies
In addition to being a practicing visual artist, Iviva has curated exhibits of work by professional artists and student artists since 2014.
(freedom is a trip), poem by Montana Ray
(freedom is a trip).
Poem by Montana Ray.
Soft, embroidered/stuffed “gun” by Iviva Olenick. An extension of @EmbroideryPoems.
2014. 3.5″ h x 7″ w x 1″ d.
January 7, 2014
poem as form as gun
poet Montana Ray