Marilene Oliver

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Art & Design Dept
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marilene@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Contemporary Art New Media Art Printmaking and Sculpture


About

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.

Courses

ART 323 - Printmaking: Introductory Studies (Intaglio/Relief)

Continued exploration of the principles and technical applications of printmaking with the introduction of intaglio and relief techniques. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135, or ART 136 and DES 138 and consent of Department. Normally ART 322 must be taken in the same academic year.


ART 450 - Media Art: Digital Media II

Intermediate individual study in Intermedia/Media Art practices. This studio course explores concept-based modes of contemporary art production with an emphasis on digital media arts. Approaches may include: digital imaging, sound, video, 3D modelling, interactive and generative art. Prerequisites: ART 350 and consent of department.


ART 451 - Media Art: Extended Studio II

Intermediate individual study in Intermedia/Media Art practices that include digital media, installation, performance, video, and other media-based practices. Prerequisites: ART 350 or 351 and consent of department.


ART 538 - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Advanced

Normally offered in Spring/Summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department.


ART 551 - Media Art: Advanced Studies II

Advanced individual study in Intermedia/Media Art practices that include digital media, installation, performance, video, and other media-based practices. Prerequisites: ART 550 and consent of department.


ART 640 - Drawing/Intermedia: Concepts, Analysis and Criticism


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