Olivia Brazier, b.Hertfordshire, UK 1991

Olivia is a Glasgow based artist working primarily in collage and painting. Inspired by a youth living in the South of France, her work incorporates Mediterranean foods and the sunshiney life-style. Her main focus is on the relationship between women, food and sex. There are endless links between these themes which can be seen in language (ripe, rotten, peach... ) and in how society accepts and describes them. By exploring the connection between food consumption and erotica the line between them becomes blurred resulting in surreal imagery. 
In her collages women from vintage pornography magazines can be found playfully interacting with oversized foods taken from cookbooks. The resulting images portray the subjects as surreal nudes in either regal interiors or embedded into nature. 
Art history is filled with depictions of nude women, however naked women in pornography are not afforded the same admiration. Her work seeks to replace the shame and objectification which surrounds women's sexuality and appetite with humour and surprise. This change of narrative brings together women and the food they are so often objectified alongside, creating an image of beauty that forces the viewer to reassess their original judgment and celebrate them instead.
Former founder and member of Your Beautiful Collective, a member of the Comité National Monegasque de l'A.I.A.P and she has been awarded the 2017-2018 Peer Forum Opportunity at Camden Arts Centre.



Group Exhibitions
-It's a Cabbage Christmas Party, Strange Field, Glasgow, UK, 16/12/22-18/12/22  
-Food For All, Kings Hill House, Dursley, UK, 26/10/23-28/02/23 
-Family Affair, Menton Societe Anglaise, Menton, France, 16/03/2022-12/04/2022
-Ripe Beings, White Crypt, London, UK 29/06/019 - 27/07/2019
-SuperCuts, Deptford Art Hub, London, UK 29/03-31/03/2019
-This Is What Makes Us Girls pt.3, The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton, UK, 21/12/2018
-Thrills and Spills, Peer Forum Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK, 17/10/2018
-Naughty and Nice, Sweet Art, Espacio Gallery, London, UK - 18/12/2017 -
-CurAte, Clapton Depot, London, UK - 16/09/2017
-Nasty Women Wigan, Cross Street Gallery, Wigan, UK - 19/08-02/09/2017
-BonArt Charity Auction, Childrens Chairty of Monaco, La Turbie, France -03/06/2017
-Junk in the Trunk, Bones & Pearls studios, Copeland Park, Turf Projects & Bomb Factory, London, UK, 25/05–28/05/2017
-WORK IT! Art Licks Weekend, A-side/B-side Gallery, London, UK - 29/09-
-Princes Trust Exhibition, Darren Baker Gallery, London, UK -
-Future Late, Tate Modern Turbine Hall. London, UK - 17/06-19/06/2016

Solo Shows
Bites and Pieces, Apricus Osteria & Bar, Apricale, Italy, 16/08/2019 -
Les Pêcheuse, Galeries des Pêcheurs (AIAP Unesco), Monaco, 16/11/2018-
Fruit Drawers, Comité AIAP Unesco, Monaco - 10/10-13/2017
Tickle Me Pink! Hotel Novotel, Monaco - 23/03/2017
Colour Flux, Studio Rudolf Nureyev, La Turbie, France - 02/09-05/09/2016

Articles & Written Information
-Porridge Magazine, Issue Six
-Riviera Connects, Family Affair exhibition review
-Words With... Online artist interview
-Elephant Magazine, Feeling Fruity? The Collage Artist Getting Busy With
a Pair of Scissors, written by Louise Benson
-Elephant Magazine, Ripe Beings, The Female Artists Embracing the
Organic, written by Louise Benson
-Reform The Funk, Introduction to a World of Women in a Wildly
Outlandish Way, written by Bethany Burgoyne
-The Riviera Woman, Fruit Drawers review
-Leap into the Void, Olivia Brazier’s Super Foods
-Arcane Contemporary Art Magazine

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