Iviva Olenick

Iviva faces away from you wearing her artwork like a cape
embroidery of people in different windows of a large apartment building


Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-based artist developing textiles from seed to fiber and dye and using textiles as texts.

Her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; the Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; the Center for Book Arts, NYC; the Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn.

Olenick is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program where she teaches Fibers. In addition, she gives artist talks and designs intensive textile-based workshops for museums and universities.




  • Artist Books
  • Teaching
  • Papermaking Design
  • Drawing, Fibers
  • Interdisciplinary/Hybrid
  • Performance Art
  • Social practice

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