Olea Nova is a visual artist and composer. She was born in Leningrad, Russia and is a graduate of the University of Humanities and Social Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her body of work encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking, video and sound.
Olea Nova explores the possibilities of the nonobjective form as a self-referential performative social object conceptualized and made by the artist. Olea's intent is for each work to have its own actuality, and focus is on the human perception through the interaction of lines, sounds and color, while simultaneously keeping to the improvisational mode of working and leaving the content open for multiple cultural readings.
2016 Nature, Performing “Dystopia,” Slate Arts and Performance, Chicago, IL https://youtu.be/xIPbZ4edC7E
2015 Group Show Artists at Mana Contemporary Jan. 1st – Dec. 31st 2015, https://www.artsy.net/artist/olea-nova
2013 MoMA PopRally, Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event in conjunction with the exhibitions Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, New York, NY https://vimeo.com/62528658
International Women Associates (IWA), Chicago, IL. Presentation: “Russian Icon Painting Revisited.” History of Russian painting from medieval icon to abstraction. March 2013 http://novamediaweb.com/?p=293
2010 "Summer Sounds: One Minute Film Festival," Screening video: "The New Beginning", The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing, Chicago, IL
Coalesse, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL NeoCon 2010
2003 National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) 24th Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Session title: Art as Activism in Women’s Studies. Presenting “Silent Witness Project” completed at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. June 2003