Lives and works in the Los Angeles area

 

Select Solo Exhibitions & Projects

Public Installation, Los Angeles World Airports Exhibitions and Installations, CA. 2018

Translation, Los Angeles World Airports Exhibitions and Installations, CA. 2017

Burst, Public Installation, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. 2016

Amass and Swell, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. 2015

Array, Feature Installation, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, University of Southern California, CA. 2015

Phenomena, KAFA Award Recipient Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2015

Convergence, Feature Installation, LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, CA. 2015

Moving the Line, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. 2013

Array III and Crossing Over, Public Installations, Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia. 2013

Still We Wait, Ecclesia, Hollywood Pacific Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. 2012

Array II, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA. 2012

For the Land, Feature Installation, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA. 2012

Release, Feature Installation, Asian American Equipping Symposium, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. 2012

Burst, Public Installation, Playhouse District Association, Pasadena, CA. 2011

Array II, kornrandolph, Inc. Studio, Pasadena, CA.  2011

 

Group Exhibitions

S/Election, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, CA. 2016. Curated by Erin Christovale

Poetics of Relation, Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2016. Catalogue. Curated by Natalie Mik

Deep End, MADE, Long Beach, CA. 2016. Curated by Renee Tanner

Spatial Sensational, Arts and Services for Disabled, Inc., Long Beach, CA. 2016. Curated by Jason Triefenbach

EXTRA-ORDINARY THINGS, Green Art Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA. 2016.  Curated by Jeff Rau

Notes from the Front Line: Olga Lah and Jason Triefenbach, LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA. 2016. Curated by Ed Gomez

Re-inventory, Long Beach Artist Fellows Exhibition, The Collaborative Gallery with the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. 2015. Curated by FLOOD

Talent Pool 2015, Downtown Long Beach Associates, Long Beach, CA. 2015. Select Juror: Edward Hayes, Curator, Museum of Latin American Art

Pulse of LA, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA. 2015. Catalogue. Juror: Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate, The Hammer Museum

Perception and Reality, Brand Library Gallery, Glendale, CA. 2014

Thin Space, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. 2014.  Curated by Olga Lah

One for the Road, HUDSON|LINC at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA. 2014. Curated by Steven Wolkoff

MAS Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. 2013

Open16, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy. 2013

Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2013. Jurors: Carol Cheh, writer, Curator; Mike McGee, Director, Begovich Gallery at California State University, Fullerton;     Aram Moshayedi, Curator, The Hammer Museum

Stigma, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. 2013. Catalogue.

David Jang, Olga Lah, Diane Silver, Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2013. Curated by Allen Terrell

7th International Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy. 2013. Catalogue. Select Jurors: Adam Budak, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Sabine Schaschl, Director and Curator,         Kunsthaus Basel; Gabriella Belli, Director, Musei Civici of Venice

Women's Day Festival Virtual Display, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. 2013

Arranged, HUDSON|LINC at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA. 2013. Curated by Steven Wolkoff

Transform, VAALA Cultural Center, Santa Ana, CA. 2012. Catalogue.

Sublimate, Boston Court Performing Arts Center, Pasadena, CA. 2012. Curated by Gabriel Cifarelli

Escape: Joyce Dallal, Olga Lah, Cynthia Minet, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA. 2012. Curated by Darlene DeAngelo

20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, CA. 2012. Catalogue. Jurors: Douglas Fogle, Chief Curator & Deputy Director of Exhibitions & Public Programs, The Hammer Museum; Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art; Max Presneill, Curator, Torrance Art Museum

Women's Day Festival Virtual Display, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA. 2012

Momentum, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. 2012. Catalogue. Juror: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LA Art Association Open Show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. 2011. Juror: Charlie Manzo, Gagosian Gallery, New York

South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. 2011. Juror: Carl Berg, Carl Berg Projects

Flag Stop: An Alternative Contemporary Art Event, Torrance, CA. 2011. Catalogue.

exuro, The Arcade, San Pedro, CA. 2011. Curated by Isabelle Lutterodt

CIVA National Juried Exhibition, Biola University Art Gallery, La Mirada, CA. 2011. Juror: Patty Wickman, Artist, Professor of Painting & Drawing, UCLA

The Land, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA. 2011. Curated by Isabelle Lutterodt

Deus Ex Machina, Judson Studios Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2011

S.O.S. – Save Our States, monOrchid, Phoenix, AZ. 2011. Catalogue. Curated by Ed Gomez

S.O.S. – Save Our States, D-Block Gallery, Long Beach, CA. 2011. Catalogue . Curated by Ed Gomez

Liturgy+Lab: Compline, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2011

Narrative of Life, Hubbard Library Gallery, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. 2010

Up From Ground, LA Fonderie, Los Angeles, CA. 2010

Group Exhibition, Hubbard Library Gallery, Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA. 2009

 

Education

M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. 2006

B.A. in Studio Art and B.A. in Art History, University of California, Riverside, CA. 2002

Programme in Art History, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom. 2000-01

 

Awards and Residencies

Professional Artist Fellowship, Arts Council for Long Beach. 2014.

Korea Arts Foundation of America Biennial Award. 2014. Jurors: Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art; Carol Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Dan Cameron, Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art

Residency, John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Artful Harvest Circle Fellowship. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. 2014

Residency, La Macina di San Cresci, Greve-in-Chianti, Italy. 2013

Residency, Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia. 2013

Finalist, 2-Prize Awardee, Arte Laguna Art Prize. 2013

First Place Award, Art of Now International Competition. 2012. Main Juror: Peter Frank, Senior Curator Emeritus, Riverside Art Museum.

Artistic Selection Award, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition. 2012. Jurors: Douglas Fogle, Chief Curator & Deputy Director of Exhibitions & Public Programs, Hammer Museum; Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art; Max Presneill, Curator, Torrance Art Museum.

Artist Professional Development Grant, Creative Capacity Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation. 2011

 

Bibliography

Barton, Dave. “Escape from the Landfill.” OC Weekly, August 2, 2012.

Bradley, Luanne. “10 California Artists Ready to Change the Way You See the World.” EcoSalon, May 28, 2012. Reproduction.

Black, Ezrha Jean. “S/Election – Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom.” Artillery Magazine, November 3, 2016. Reproduction.

Cachia, Amanda. “S/Election – Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom.” Artforum, November 2016.

Chung, Sookee. “The Art of Olga Lah.” The Korea Times Los Angeles, May 7, 2014.  Reproduction.

Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Flag Stop Art Fair: South Bay Lexus Dealership Becomes an Art Gallery.” LA Weekly, Sept. 12, 2011. Reproduction.

Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Wrap Up: Palm Springs Fine Art Fair.” LA CANVAS, March 1, 2012. Reproduction.

Dyrness, William. “Things Come Alive: The Art of Olga Lah.” Image Journal, Issue 80, Spring 2014, p. 119-125. Reproduction.

Goldner, Liz. “Editorial Recommendations: Escape from the Landfill.” ArtScene, August 31, 2012.

Harnish, Tracey. “Flag Stop.” Artweek.LA, Sept. 6, 2011. Reproduction.

Hengelaar-Rookmaaker, Marleen, Ed. Jezus voor ogen. Amsterdam: Buijten & Schipperheijn Motief, 2012, p. 60-61. Reproduction.

Locascio, Lisa. “Olga Lah's Theological Installations.” KCET Artbound, June 30, 2014. Reproduction.

Locascio, Lisa. “Long Beach Artist Olga Lah Brings her Transcendent Work to the LA Art Show.” Los Angeles Magazine, January 13, 2015.

Murphy, Julia. “Reflections of the Harbor.” San Pedro Today, June 2011, p. 28-29. Reproduction.

Rolnik, Daniel. “Exhibit Recap – 2011 Open Show – LAAA.” Argot & Ochre, January 5, 2012. Reproduction.

Rolnik, Daniel. “LAAA – Palm Springs Art Fair – 2012.“ Argot & Ochre, February 27, 2012. Reproduction.

Rosevear, Cora, Curator, Museum of Modern Art.  Bound, Catalogue Feature. 2013.

Senn, Evan. “Escape from the Landfill: Cultural Sanctuary in Surf City.” KCET, July 13, 2012. Reproduction.

Vittachi, Imran. “Turning junk into art.” Los Angeles Times, July 11, 2012. Reproduction.

Watkins, Jim. “Featured Artist: Olga Lah.” Transpositions, July 24, 2013. Reproduction.

Yang, Edward S. “Moments for Healing.” ArtWay, April 29, 2012. Reproduction.

Yu, Yena. “Installation Artist Olga Lah Receives KAFA Award.” The Korea Daily Los Angeles, May 6, 2014.

 

Talks and Teaching

Artist Talk, Syracuse University MFA Residency Program, Long Beach, CA. 2016

Artist Q&A with Alyssa Cordova, Associate Curator, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. 2015

Lead Instructor, Public Workshop, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. 2015

Panelist, Feminism Ideals, Long Beach Museum of Art. 2015. Moderator: Victoria Bryan, Executive Director, Arts Council for Long Beach

Artist Talk, Brand Library Gallery, Glendale, CA. 2014

Artist Talk, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA. 2013

Panelist, Discussion with Escape from the Landfill Artists, Huntington Beach Art Center. 2012. Moderator: Susan Carpenter, Columnist, Los Angeles Times.

Lead Instructor, Public Workshop, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles. 2012

Visiting Instructor, Drawing Studio, Fuller Theological Seminary, Prof. William Dyrness. 2012

Panelist, Discussion with Momentum Artists, Gallery 825, Los Angeles. 2012. Moderator: Priscilla Otani, President, Women's Caucus for Art.

 

Public Art Pools

Pre-qualified Artist, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Art and Design, 2014-2017

Pre-qualified Artist, Los Angeles World Airports Exhibitions and Installations.  2014-

Pre-qualified Artist for Public Projects, City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. 2011 - 2017