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Dancing to silent music


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Iviva Olenick

Dancing to silent music, 2021

Embroidery on fabric

9.75 x 5.25"

Value: $450

Hand-embroidered love story, a form of re-entering or reawakening social culture after vaccination and as New York City starts reopening more fully.

*This piece is included in the Opening Night Collection.

Artist Bio:

Brooklyn-born and based artist Iviva Olenick works at the intersection of textile craft, history and agriculture. She has exhibited throughout the country at venues including Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Wyckoff House Museum, Brooklyn; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; Museum of Art and Design Atlanta; Center for Book Arts, NYC. Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York City represents her hand-embroidered love stories. Iviva has received numerous grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and from Puffin Foundation and Puffin Foundation West to support social practice projects in Brooklyn. Iviva holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology from Binghamton University, and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design from FIT. She is a faculty member of SVA's MFA Art Practice Program, and an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem.