My name is Greta Olson I am a 22 year old mosaicist and interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, Illinois. I graduated class of 2023 from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in General Fine Arts.
Influenced by folk art and macabre fairy tales, my artwork is spiritual and tells stories of magic and nature. Characterized by bold interactions of color with an emphasis on form and shape, I love to enhance my work with mixed materials and textures. I describe my artistic process as playful prayer – collecting, experimenting, and discovering are driving forces in my work. By creating, I honor the connective consciousness of the natural world and the dormant power it holds. My artworks are shrines to those mysterious and magical forces.
I am currently diving deeper into my mosaic practice, primarily through outdoor murals in addition to interior works. Creating public art as a way of caring for my community is where I find my artistic purpose. We all deserve to share beautiful public spaces and surround ourselves with the healing powers of art.