Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, creates sculptures, installations and public art. Her work often intersects and collapses multiple histories and memories with present-day narratives. She has exhibited at the Gwangju and Busan Biennials; World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, (Dakar, Senegal); The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Whitney Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art’s P.S.1; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Contemporary Art Museum Houston; The Mattress Factory; SculptureCenter; Laumeier Sculpture Park; Drexel University; Ulrich Museum of Art and the University of Delaware Museum, among others
The student-run Visiting Artist Program brings an outstanding roster of local, national and international artists to PAFA each semester. Through a series of public lectures, critiques, and workshops, the program exposes students and the public to a range of artistic approaches, as well as fostering discussion of contemporary art and ideas.