Olivia Petrides has had numerous exhibits in galleries and museums in Iceland, Faroe Islands, Scotland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Her works are included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Park Service, the Field Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Openlands Preservation Association, and Iceland’s Hafnarborg Institute of Art.
She has received grants and artist residencies, including a Fulbright Senior Research Grant, American-Scandinavian Foundation Grants, and an Illinois Arts Council Governor’s Exchange Award. She has been awarded residencies at the Kjarvalstadir and the Gil-society in Iceland; the Faroe Islands Museum of Natural History; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Vermont Studio Center; Yellowstone National Park; and the Ragdale Foundation.
Petrides received her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Painting & Drawing Department and Visual Communications Department.