Raised in the small mountainside town of Paradise, California Olivia is an artist working in photography and video. Olivia uses photography and moving image to test the boundaries of reality. She specializes in magical dream-like imagery working in layers of mixed media creating otherworldly visuals. Known for her bold use of color Olivia fuses new practices of editing and photographic techniques she developed with a nostalgic twist on the art forms of the unconventional avant-garde of the 1960s. An ode to the countercultures of the 1960s and 1970s, a free spirit of imagination takes precedence in her work producing modern psychedelic dreamscapes.
Olivia honed her aesthetic while studying Creative Direction at the University of the Arts London. Her work has been exhibited at museums & galleries in the US, Europe, and the UK including The Royal Academy of Arts in London. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner grant and was selected by the Otis College of Art & Design to have a billboard of her work on display in Los Angeles celebrating the city. Currently, Olivia’s photography is featured in art journals sold by Hauser & Wirth.
Before studying creative direction Olivia achieved a BA in Fashion Merchandising. With her affinity for the expression of one’s self through fashion, she joined forces with her designer mother and started a handmade, eco-friendly fashion and home decor line featuring her art as the prints in 2015.
Using her art to work across the realms of fashion, design, creative direction, and music she has created album art, music videos, video art, and live visual projections for her clients.
Olivia D’Orazi is currently based in northern California. She spends her time nurturing her imagination and expanding her art forms through travel and art residencies.