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About the artist

Meg Olsen is a visual artist currently residing in New York City. Olsen started her career as a Professional Teaching Artist in Indianapolis, IN, working with many nonprofit organizations including the Indianapolis Children’s Museum where she was invited to curate the photography exhibit, Through the Eyes of Children. Photographs taken by her students paired with photos taken by children from India were displayed prominently on the third floor of the museum. As the staff photographer for Punk Rock Night and a member of Bottoms Up Burlesque, Olsen was immersed in the subculture of the Indy music scene, designing event posters and photographing bands and musicians for CD covers and inserts. In addition, she painted large-scale outdoor murals as the Senior Assistant with Stahl Studios while participating in multiple group and solo exhibitions.


After the birth of her daughter in 2012, Olsen moved to Canon City, Colorado (2013) where she continued painting murals and became a classroom art teacher. In this role she created many opportunities for her students. Notable pieces include the Dino Daze public sculpture competition, and a community mural project that involved students throughout the district. As the organizer and lead painter, she was responsible for conceptualizing the project, designing and painting murals on a total of 16 pylons and one underpass support.  In 2022 she was asked to advise and participate on the Mural Committee for the city’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.


While in Colorado, Olsen attended Colorado State University - Pueblo where she received a Masters of Art Education. While attending CSUP, Olsen had the opportunity to work with Dr. Zahari Metchkov, creating a stop motion video which accompanied a live piano piece for the Pueblo Keyboard Arts Festival. She is currently working with CSUP in the capacity of adjunct professor, building the curriculum for print based art classes which will expand educational opportunities for incarcerated students interested in the studio arts. She has exhibited her work at the Fremont Center for the Arts, and Colorado State University Pueblo in group and solo shows.


Olsen moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2022 where she is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at Brooklyn College. She expects to complete the program in the spring of 2024. She is currently working with Passaic County Community College and Colorado State University Pueblo in the role of Adjunct Professor teaching Art Appreciation and Studio Arts in drawing and painting for print based, online and in-person classes.

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