Carol Pereira-Olson

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
Music and Art



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Carol Pereira-Olson is a performance and visual artist, originally trained as a painter, with an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Cooper Union. Painting and drawing are only a departure point for Pereira’s large-scale mixed-media installations. Pereira merges traditional painting, drawing, photography and digital editing techniques to deconstruct, isolate, abstract, recreate, and resituate familiar images; and, through this exploratory layering of processes, she grounds her work within the realm of painting.



Yale School of Art
MFA, Painting and Drawing with a focus on Sculpture (2001 – 2003)

The Cooper Union School of Art
BFA, Painting, Printmaking (1997 – 2001)

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Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Amongst her accolades, Pereira is a U.S. Fulbright Grant recipient, a Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting Alumnae, and a recent recipient of CUNY’s PSC Faculty Research Grant. Pereira’s notable exhibitions and residencies include the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami Art Basel, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Exit Art and GallerySKE, Aomori Art Center, Yaddo, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Art Omi International, The MacDowell Colony, and FACETS. Her film exhibitions span from San Francisco to South Africa, Korea, and London.


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