Sunroom Project Space 2019
2019 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow
Sunroom Project Space 2019 | September 14–October 27
Winter Workspace 2019
Glyndor Gallery | February 19–March 31
In the winter of 2019, Oliveira worked on a series of silk garments inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler and by the plant life at Wave Hill in preparation for her Sunroom Project. Oliveira works with domestic craft and textile materials to create sculpture and installation that explore themes of class, race, femininity and gender. Oliveira looks forward to incorporating the worn garments in public performances at Wave Hill, engaging with the public and discussing issues of textile and labor with studio visitors.
Oliveira is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with performance studies at Brown University. She was a participant in the 2018 Museum of Arts and Design Artist Studios Residency Program, and has exhibited and performed widely throughout New York and Rhode Island at Disclaimer Gallery, Ars Nova, Soho20 Gallery and other venues.
Lenda Murray, 2016, embroidery floss, clam shells, collage, image courtesy of artist.
The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.