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Bio  //

Hope Olson is an acrylic painter based in Holland, Michigan. Her art celebrates home, habitat, and the everyday items that people cherish within those spaces. The compositions, style, and colors of her abstracted still life paintings are inspired by a long-held affection for interior decorating, historic architecture, old country villages, and early 20th century art.  Hope earned a B.S. in Interior Design from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and also focused her coursework in studio art and marketing. Her paintings are part of various private collections and have been regionally exhibited alongside the work of Eugene Delacroix, Fairfield Porter, Lois Dodd, Robert De Niro Sr., and others.

Hope is represented by Button Gallery in Douglas, Michigan. To view her work in person, please arrange an appointment (269-857-2175) to visit Button Gallery: 33 & 35 Center St., Douglas, Michigan 49406.


EXHIBITIONS  //

2017, Tulip Time Art in Bloom
Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

2017, New Artist Exhibition
Button Gallery, Douglas, MI

2017, Art Connection
Second Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI

2017, Collectors Show / Spring 2017
ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI

2016, ArtPrize
Fifth Third Bank, Grand Rapids, MI

2015, Christmas Show
Zeeland Artists Working Gallery, Zeeland, MI

2015, It's All About the Color
Linc Up, Grand Rapids, MI

2015, Pop-up Show
Zeeland Artists Working Gallery, Zeeland, MI

2015, The Wonder of God's Creation
Second Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI

PRESS  //

2017, March 29 | H.A.C.K.
Tea and Talk with the Talented Featuring Hope Olson

2017, March/April | Urban St. Magazine
Socially Seen

2017, March 17 | Holland Sentinel
Parishioners share meaningful art

2017, January 14 | Holland Sentinel
Local Artist: Painting allows Olson freedom to enjoy ordinary things

2016, November 18 | The Art Curmudgeon
The Art Curmudgeon's Gift Guide

2016, October 21 | Holland Sentinel
Top 20: Artists make the cut for poster contest

2015, October 28 | Holland Sentinel
Zeeland Artists: New art group is showing their work at Grand Rapids venue

 

EDUCATION  //

2010-2014
B.S. Interior Design
Minor: Marketing

School of Professional Studies,
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL