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ACADEMICS

2016 to 2017

Landmarks 2017, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2012 to 2016

Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Advanced diploma, Art and Art History, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

The Net, Open Field Gallery at Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke ON

2017

Double Sighted, Hamilton Public Library, Central and Turner Park Branch, Hamilton ON

Blind Spot, My Dog Joe (now called Paisley Coffeehouse & Eatery), Hamilton ON

2016

The Artwork of Olivia Brouwer, Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON

The Blind Will See, The DeFacto Gallery, Hamilton ON

Inkblot, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2015

Devotional Emblems, Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, Hamilton ON

Cartography, Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, Hamilton ON

Blur, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas ON

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

#IAmStillAnArtist, Industry – Hamilton Based Performance Makers, Hamilton ON

SHOW.21, Cambridge Art Galleries – Idea Exchange, Cambridge ON

Salt Spring National Art Prize Finalists’ Exhibition, Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island BC

Window Activations, Hamilton Artist’s Inc., Hamilton ON

Scale, an online exhibition hosted by Toronto Six Hundred (T6), Toronto ON

Silent Stories, an online exhibition hosted by the We Are Not Invisible Organization, Pittsburgh PA

2020

Liminal: Interstices Between and Betwixt, hosted by Toronto Six Hundred (T6), Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto ON

2019

Tele-Tales, hosted by Emerging Young Artists,  Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto ON

Swarm, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ON

31st Exhibit, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton ON

Inc. Squared Fundraiser, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ON

2018

Fresh from the Studio – Juried Exhibition, Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum, Ancaster ON

De/Attachment, hosted by Emerging Young Artists, Narwhal Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON

2017

25thExhibit, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton ON

Landmarks 2017, Rouge National Urban Park, Scarborough ON

Vantage Point, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2016

Why do you Create?, Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Split Vision, Red Door Gallery, Georgetown ON

21st Exhibit, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton ON

Eight / Four, Gallery 50, Toronto ON

Shelley Peterson Student Exhibition, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Almost is Never Enough, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Frequently Answered Questions, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga ON

Almost There, Erindale Studio Theatre, Mississauga ON

2015

18th Exhibit, McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton ON

The Middle Child, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto ON

Annual Art Sale at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON

Temporary installation at the Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough ON

Not For Long, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Trinity Arts Fund, Trinity College, Toronto ON

2014

Skew, Erindale Studio Theatre, Mississauga ON

In The Round II, Graven Feather, Toronto ON

Thou Art Party, Vasco da Gama Club, Hamilton ON

Juried Art Exhibition, Edinburgh Square Heritage & Culture Centre, Caledonia ON

Project Project, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2013 

Emerging Artist Contest, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON

Arts Festival, University of Toronto Mississauga, Mississauga ON

Project Project, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

 

WORKSHOPS

2022

STUDIO DUO Program, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington ON (upcoming)

Artists’ Connection 7 Program: Sense of Self, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas ON (upcoming)

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2021

Canada Council for the Arts: Arts Across Canada Travel Grant

Top Five Finalist for the JRG Emerging Artist Grant, Halifax NS

Finalist for the Salt Spring National Art Prize, Salt Spring Island BC

The City of Hamilton Creator Award, Hamilton ON

Women’s Art Association of Hamilton Bursary Award, Hamilton ON

2016

Faculty Award in Painting, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Faculty Award in Print Making, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Winning Emerging Artist for Magnotta Winery Art Competition, Vaughan ON

2015

Roger Jowett Memorial Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Above Ground Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Open Studio Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2014

Painting 2 Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2013

Paper Place Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

D.L. Stevenson & Sons Faculty Award, Sheridan College, Oakville ON

2012

First place award for Eco Art Contest, Dundas Arts Weekend, Hamilton Public Library, Dundas ON

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021

Serena Habib, Contact Kits to follow a contactless year, The Silhouette

Brittany Myburgh, Interview on Scale | Olivia Brouwer, for The Six Hundred (T6) online exhibition, Scale

Anna Cipollone, In Conversation with Olivia Brouwer, Invest in Style

2016

Regina Haggo, Serious attraction to abstraction pays off, The Hamilton Spectator

Robert Fones, The Art and Art History BUFF Book, Sheridan College

2015

Robert Fones, The Art and Art History BUFF Book, Sheridan College

Debra Downey, “Young artist Olivia Brouwer hosts first solo show at Dundas museum”, The Glanbrook Gazette

2014

Robert Fones, The Art and Art History BUFF Book, Sheridan College

2013

Robert Fones, The Art and Art History BUFF Book, Sheridan College

 

MEDIA

2021

Art Waves: episode 429, interviewed by Bernadette Rule from 101.5 the Hawk, Hamilton ON

Backstage Pass: featured artist for August, interviewed by Laura Ellis from Cable 14, Hamilton ON

Hamilton Arts Awards, interviewed by Emily Tayler from CHCH Evening News on June 15th, Hamilton ON

City of Hamilton Arts Awards podcast, interviewed by Gavin Stephens, premiered on June 11th, Hamilton ON

 

RESIDENCIES

December 2020 – September 2021 – Artist in Residence, Cotton Factory, Hamilton ON

October 2020 – March 2021 – Emerging Artist Residency, Centre3, Hamilton ON

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2019 – Present – Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton ON

2019 – Present – Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton ON

2020 – Present – Centre3, Hamilton ON

 

VOLUNTEER

2018

Gallery Supervisor, Centre3, Hamilton ON

2016

Installation Coordinator, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga ON

2015

Intern for Dr. Christine Shaw, Curator of Zone C, Nuit Blanche 2015, Toronto ON