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Biography

Eric John Olson is an artist based in Seattle, WA. He collaborates with artists and community members to conduct research and to co-create participatory projects. His work examines the themes of housing, displacement, embodiment, death, and aging. In the summer of 2018, he worked with a community center summer youth program to interview elders in their community and re-enact games from the stories in a neighboring park. Earlier that year, Eric and Tia Kramer created a project where participants who opted-in simultaneously received a text once a day when specific satellites flew over the Olympic Sculpture Park. Texts contained directions that investigated participants’ connections to each other, their intuition, and to their surroundings.

Eric has been awarded residencies at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, Centrum, Smoke Farm, and MadArt Studios. Eric has received grants and funding from the City of Seattle, 4Culture, Seattle Public Libraries, and other arts and civic organizations. His projects have been written about in The Seattle Times, CityArts Magazine, Vice, The Stranger and a number of other publications. Eric is a serial collaborator and is always interested in discussing participatory and socially engaged ideas to help us feel more connected to one another, feel free to shoot him a message if you ever have any questions or ideas!

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Eric John Olson
519 W Roy St #410
Seattle, WA 98119
hello [at] ericjohnolson.art
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