Eileen Olivieri (she/her, Irish/Italian), is an award-winning, inter-media queer artist. Her art originates from site-specific, immersive experiences in diverse landscapes across the U.S. and beyond. Eileen’s life-long commitment to transform the subtle, and often ignored, into an overt, visible form is an essential theme of her work. Eileen’s film credits include: directing and producing documentaries such as Rebelde, an MTV3 production (2008), Ocean Keeper (2012), Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning which premiered on PBS “American Masters” and at the Oakland Museum (2014), and Just One Drop (2017).
Eileen is a two-time recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation artist residency award and has received additional grants from the New Visions Film Program in New Mexico, The Idea Fund, and the U.S. Embassy Icelandic Art Exchange. In 2016/2017, she was an artist-in-residence at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Most recently (2017-2021), she was granted research/development funding via a private patron in the Rockefeller family. Eileen lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She received her BA from Lewis and Clark College and her MFA from Rutgers University.