Marilene Oliver

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept


Area of Study / Keywords

Contemporary Art New Media Art Printmaking and Sculpture


My art practice is situated at a crossroads between new digital technologies, traditional print and sculpture, my finished objects bridging the virtual and the real worlds. I use various scanning technologies, such as MRI and CT to reclaim the interior of the body and create art works that allow us to materially contemplate our increasingly digitised selves. I have been an assistant professor in Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton since 2016. I studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London, UK where I obtained an MPhil with research project ‘Flesh to Pixel, Flesh to Voxel, Flesh to XYZ’. I exhibit internationally in both private and public galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Wellcome Trust (UK), MassMoCA, Knoxville Museum of Art (USA) Frissarias Museum (Greece), Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Fundació Sorigué (Spain) and The Glenbow Museum (Canada). My work is held in a number of private collections around the world as well as a number of public collections such as The Wellcome Trust, Victoria and Albert Museum and Knoxville Museum of Art. In 2019 I led and curated the exhibition Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology. I also the host LASERAlberta, a public series of art and science events.