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Olivia Erlanger


Olivia Erlanger

Missed Connections

This Window Project is an interpretation of lists that I received in response to a Craigslist Missed Connections post in which I asked the question "What do you like?" These lists are the impetus for the creation of the objects presented here. They represent the desires, fascinations, and fantasies of the anonymous.  

I have never met the respondents to my Craigslist post, so I created identities for them based off of their responses. With those imaginary identities in mind, I made these objects with the hope of extending a connection between the respondents and another audience.  


"Olivia Erlanger is a Portland based interdisciplinary artist. She is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark College. Recent exhibitions include Super Imposition at Third Party Gallery in Cincinnati, OH and Sixty Four Thousand People Stab Your Feet at Littlefield Project Space in Brooklyn, NY. She created [ O U T E R ] SPACE Gallery, a portable gallery in Portland, Oregon. She is the recipient of the Spring 2013 Emerging Artist Residency in Sculpture at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO." 

Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR) May 2012
BA Fine Arts
Parsons The New School for Design (New York, NY) August 2009 - May 2010
Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts (New York, NY) August 2009 - May 2010
BFA/BA Dual Degree Program
Columbia University (New York, NY) July 2011
School of The Arts: The Summer Arts Collaboration Lab

Solo Exhibitions
Littlefield Project Space (Brooklyn, NY) July 2011
“Sixty Four Thousand People Stab Your Feet”
Group Exhibitions
Hoffman Gallery (Portland, OR) April 2012
Senior Art Showcase
[ O U T E R ]SPACE Gallery (Portland, OR) March 2012
"RUPTURE" Reed Arts Week, Visiting Artist
Stamm Hall (Portland, OR) March 2012
"Objection: Lewis & Clark Gender Symposium"
[ O U T E R ]SPACE Gallery (Portland, OR) November 2011
Alumni Show
Bamboo Grove Salon (Portland, OR) April 2011

ART EXPO: Printed with Ashcreek Publishers, Watzek Library (OR)
BRITNEY SPEARS: Printed with Publication Studio, EX-PDF Library (OH) Third Party Gallery (OH)
[ O U T E R ]SPACE Catalog: Printed with Publication Studio, Watzek Library, PNCA Library, (OR)
[ O U T E R ]SPACE at Reed Arts Week: Jeff Jahn, PORT

SAAB Grant April 2011
Awarded $1,000.00 grant to construct [O U T E R ]SPACE Gallery.