Featured Member: Olivier Giron

Bio:

Olivier Giron attended Rutgers University, where He received a Bachelors of Science in landscape architecture in 2006.  Studying environmental science made him conscious of issues we face as we develop, and how we can better relate to our ecosystem.  After graduating from his undergraduate studies, he worked in a small landscape architecture firm that focused on a variety of projects.  During his time with the design firm he attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design for photography in 2007.  As photography became a central focus, the desire to utilize the medium to promote ideas of stewardship became more prevalent.  He is currently pursuing an MFA in photography at George Mason University School of Art.

Artist Statement:

My training in environmental design drives my artistic pursuits, with the end goal being the promotion of consciousness.  As I get involved in different mediums my understanding of spatial relationships informs my exploration of materials.  I often focus on the marginal spaces between designations: cultures, religions, politics, and definitions.  My own lack of classification drives my curiosity to pursue the unfamiliar.  Growing up in Colombia, my house was the last building before a wild mountainside, where I often explored.  I see my work in a similar vein, where I explore ideas that I am supposed to accept.  These sensibilities are always with me; whether I am focusing on environmental issues, or exploring more ephemeral spaces that haunt our psyche.

Website:  www.oliviergiron.com

Email:  olivier@oliviergiron.com

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Website:  www.oliviergiron.com

Email:  olivier@oliviergiron.com

 

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