Olivia Mansfield

b.1988, lives and works in London and Milton Keynes, UK

Olivia Mansfield’s paintings are figments of fantastical imaginary worlds. They serve as portals to strange distant realms which allude to and echo our own existence. The intuitive nature of Mansfield’s process allows her to engage deeply with the forms which manifest organically in the works. Bodies and beasts, altars, symbols and sacred spaces, caverns, caves and mountains, all exist quietly waiting to emerge from within the delicate but distinct and acute manipulation of paint. Each of her works has roots in classical and historical painting, iconography, theology, culture, religion, ritual and symbolism. These themes converge where time is lapsed and distorted, enabling the landscape and its inhabitants to manifest and nurture an interesting discourse which encompass theory, fact, science and fiction – altogether linked with the apocalyptic force of nature itself. 

Olivia Mansfield

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 – In Sediment, Upstairs at the Ritzy Gallery, London
  • 2014 – Hypostasis, The Old Church, London

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 – While We Wait, Vacant Museum, Online
  • 2018 – Coast Arts Summer show, The Art House Cafe, Cromer, Norfolk, UK
  • 2014 – Open Exhibition Summer Show, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
  • 2012 – Goldsmiths Fine Art Degree Show, Goldsmiths University of London, London
  • 2012 – Bleed: Contemporary Art Exhibition, The Rag Factory, London
  • 2011 – Chios Veggera, Gallery Kalliopi, Chios, Greece
  • 2011 – The Group Show, The Old Police Station, London

Awards & Residencies

2011, Chios Veggera Residency, Gallery Kalliopi, Chios, Greece

Education

  • 2012, BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Distinction, Foundation degree in Fine Art Painting from Central Saint Martins

Works by Olivia Mansfield

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