Madeline Olson (b 1997)

Chicago, IL

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education and awards

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA ,2019

merit scholarship recipient, dean’s list recipient, student leadership honorable mention

selected group exhibitions

My Perfect Environment at My Perfect Environment, 2021

Looped at SITE Gallery, 2019

It’s Always Spring Above the Frostline at Laundry Room, 2019

LTD Wear4 at LVL3 and Tusk Chicago, 2019

SAIC Spring BFA Show at Sullivan Galleries, 2019

Data as Art at Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center, Northwestern University, 2019

Crystal Lattice, Living Stone at Adds Donna, 2018

The Dangerous Professors at Triumph Gallery, 2018

publications as author and editor

Various interviews for lvl3, 2018- 2021 (selection - x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x)

"Dead Media Inventory" at Joan Flash Artist Book Collection, 2018

selected exhibition curation, design, organization

Water Cooler, 2021

Glimpses, 2021

Long Braids, Strong Backs, 2021

Caesar’s Palace, 2021

Echoes in Rain, 2020

Hot Wheelz Festival, 2020

Artists Run Chicago 2.0, 2020  

Box Box Box Sun Sun Sun, 2020

Direct Sunlight, 2020

Circle Within a Square, 2020

Lasting Impressions, 2019

LVL3 booth at Barely Fair, 2019  

Local Comfort, 2018

related press

Breakroom Small Talk: A Review of Water Cooler at LVL3 in Sixty Inches From Center, 2021

Review: LTDWear5 at LVL3 in Sixty Inches From Center, 2021

12 Galleries that Aren't in New York or Even Los Angeles in New York Times Style Magazine, 2021

Artists Still Run Chicago in Chicago Reader, 2020

The Birth of Virtual Art Shows in Chicago Reader, 2020

Fall Arts Preview 2019: Alternative Spaces in Chicago in Newcity, 2019

On the Ground: Chicago in ArtForum, 2018

professional experience

Manager of Member, Volunteer, Visitor Services at International Museum of Surgical Science 2021 -

Gallery Manager and Publishing Editor at LVL3 2018-2021

Marketing Commitee member at Equity Arts 2020-2021

Continuing Studies Teaching Assistant at SAIC 2018-2019

Continuing Studies Program Assistant at SAIC 2016-2017