About Olivia Petrides
Olivia Petrides is a painter, an illustrator and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching drawing and painting for the last 35 years. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Over many years, she has traveled to iconic landscapes in Africa, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, France, Italy, Greenland, Alaska, and the American West. Specific emblematic features of these landscapes are the inspiration for her paintings and drawings. Petrides has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a Fulbright Grant, the Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship and several awards from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work is included in the public collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Park Service, the Field Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, Openlands Preservation Association, and Iceland’s Hafnarborg Institute of Art, among others.