Born in Boston, Massachusetts, 1978
Lives & works in Los Angeles


2008 MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, US
2001 BA Harvard University, Cambridge, US

Current / Forthcoming Exhibitions


Lisa Alvarado / Alex Olson / Daniel Sinsel, Mary Mary, Glasgow (G)

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Loose Is Vision, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Scene of Elastic Sight, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


Interior Address: Paintings by Alex Olson (Notes by M. Malliaris), Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park
Bravo Zebra, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
Selected Coats, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago


Palmist and Editor, Lisa Cooley, New York
Interior Address: Paintings by Alex Olson (Notes by M. Malliaris), Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park
Bravo Zebra, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London


As a Verb, As a Noun, In Peach and Silver, Lisa Cooley, New York


The Mandrake, Los Angeles


Exteriors, &, Apartment 2, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions


Slip Cover, Kristin Dickson-Okuda and Alex Olson, with film by Gillian Garcia, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park
PS8, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco
Fickle Food Upon a Shifting Plate, Studio Leigh, London
Of a Well-Sucked Apricot Pit, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles


Breather, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
The Ocular Bowl: Alex Olson, Agnes Pelton, Linda Stark, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles


Reductive Minimalism: Two Generations of Women Artists in Dialogue 1960-2014, University of Michigan Museum of Art
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, LACMA, Los Angeles


Murmurs: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, curated by Rita Gonzalez, LACMA, Los Angeles
The Stand In (Or a Glass of Milk), Public Fiction, Los Angeles
Ten Years, Wallspace Gallery, New York
You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen, Part II, Selections from the collection of Martin & Rebecca Eisenberg, Riverview School, East Sandwich Painter Painter, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis


Made in LA 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Verena Dengler, Ellen Gronemeyer, Helena Huneke, Alex Olson, Shane Campell Gallery, Chicago
Today, Lisa Cooley, New York
Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Alex Olson, Josh Smith, Garth Weiser, Altman Siegel, San Francisco


Alex Olson, Tania Perez Cordova, Florian Schmidt, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
No Swan So Fine, curated by Joanna Fiduccia, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles
Emerge Selections 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago


Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
No Barrier Fun, Lisa Cooley Fine Arts, New York
Group Show, Rental Gallery, New York
Contemporary Topics in Painting, Centre for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles


Alex Olson and Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Ooga Booga Reading Room, Swiss Institute, New York
Don’t Perish, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York
To the Left of the Rising Sun, Small A Projects, New York
Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller, Alex Olson, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
Thunk, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles Extra, Extra! China Art Objects, Los Angeles
Boofthle Booth – Booth : Deux / The Hollywood Biennale, Pauline, Los Angeles


Mr. Reverse Psychology, Norma Desmond Projects, Los Angeles
We Need A New Object, CalArts Graduation Show, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles
New Insight, Art Chicago, Chicago
As if This Land Were Yours, Eveningside Drive, Val Verde


The Juice Is Loose, 507 Rose Gallery, Los Angeles Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, CalArts, Valencia, US