African Vailet: Olivia 'Holly' Pendergast

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Mayer Gallery

Olivia Pendergast, Grandmother, 2009. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

Olivia Mae Pendergast, also known as Holly, is a native of nearby Sugar Grove, where she grew up on a small farm, encouraged by her parents to develop her artistic skills. An alumnae of Columbus College of Art and Design's Illustration program, Pendergast spent five years as a conceptual designer working in the LA film industry. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington where she now paints full time.

A recent, four-month visit to Malawi, a densely populated, rural nation in southeast Africa, inspired Pendergast to develop a suite of large-format, figurative paintings, presented for the first time to the public by the Turchin Center.


To view images of the exhibition visit our Installation Album on Flickr.

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