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Marilene Oliver

Assistant Professor of Art and Designat University of Alberta
Focus area: , , Augmented Reality, Sculpture, Spacial, Body, Self, Computer Science, Engineering, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Medicine, Surveillance, Security, Telepresence

Marilène Oliver works at a crossroads between new digital technologies, traditional print and sculpture, her finished objects bridging the virtual and the real worlds. Oliver uses 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. Marilène Oliver is an assistant professor of printmaking at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Oliver studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art where she obtained an MPhil with research project ‘Flesh to Pixel, Flesh to Voxel, Flesh to XYZ’. Oliver has exhibited 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). Her 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 Oliver led and curated the exhibition Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology.

Journal Articles:
Artists' Statements

The MRI Scanner: An Ideal Instrument for Portraiture

October 2004
Special Section: Leonardo Celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Resurrecting Leonardo's Great Lady: A Collaboration

October 2008