Olivia Aguiar is an emerging artist born, raised and working in Tkaronto. Olivia's practice is interdisciplinary but primarily forwards oil and acrylic painting.
Across her body of work, Olivia explores her positionality as a mind that weaves across natural, technological, spiritual and psychic landscapes. Reconstructing her daily experiences into paintings, Olivia's pictorial grounds interlace figuration and abstraction to deal with melancholia and sense of self in the obscurity of contemporary being.
Olivia's recent body of work, including five large-scale oil paintings, explored the intersections of spirituality and technology, drawing on archival imagery from her late grandfather's floppy disks and the volcanic landscape of his birthplace Sao Miguel, Portugal.
Olivia is a recent graduate of OCAD University with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Gender and Sexuality (2023).