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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen Ladder (9) Oil on canvas 1984 68 x 72 at David Richard Gallery

Ladder (9)
- Oil on canvas , 1984
68 x 72 in
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Oli Sihvonen, an abstract hard-edge painter, spent his career studying the interaction of geometric shapes, surfaces and the adjacency of colors and how those combinations influence visual perception. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and after World War II studied at Black Mountain College where Josef Albers was a major influence and source of inspiration. After Black Mountain he lived in New Mexico and then painted murals in Mexico for a year. Sihvonen moved back east to Washington, D.C. and New York, teaching at Hunter College and Cooper Union. He returned to New Mexico in the late 1950s, inspired by the light, serenity and heroic landscapes, he painted his large canvases and diptychs in Taos. During the New Mexico years, his career took off on the east coast with his paintings included in seminal exhibitions such as Geometric Abstraction In America, 1962, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Formalists, 1963, The Washington Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, D.C.; and the legendary Responsive Eye in 1965 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the latter also purchasing one of Sihvonen’s Elipse paintings for their permanent collection. His artwork was featured in exhibitions at Betty Parson’s and a solo show at the Stable Gallery. Sihvonen returned to New York in 1967 where he continued to explore geometry and optical effects in painting and their impact on visual perception.

Oli Sihvonen was a recipient of grants from the Pollack Krasner Foundation in 1988, Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation in 1985 and two from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1977 and 1967. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Rockefeller University, New York, NY, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, Ashville Art Museum, Ashville, NC, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM, Black Mountain College Museum, Ashville, NC, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, Brandeis University, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Harwood Foundation Museum of Art, Taos, NM, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, New York State Art Collection, Albany, NY, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM and Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, MA among others.

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Oli Sihvonen, Kinetic Energy
Wall Street International Magazine, 01/26/2018


Friday, January 26, 2018
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Press Release - Oli Sihvonen "Kinetic Energy"
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Color: Stained, Brushed and Poured
Trendland.com, 08/10/2016
Cyril Foiret


Thursday, August 11, 2016
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EXHIBITIONS

Summer Break, Art Selections, Part I
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018
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OLI SIHVONEN
Kinetic Energy

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Optic Response - Flashbacks: Summer of Love 50 Years On
Friday, August 4, 2017 - Monday, September 4, 2017
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen Ladder (9) Oil on canvas 1984 68 x 72 at David Richard Gallery Ladder (9)
Oil on canvas   1984
68 x 72 in
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen 3 on Green (116) Oil on canvas 1963 81 x 17 at David Richard Gallery 3 on Green (116)
Oil on canvas   1963
81 x 17 in
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen 3 x 3 Violet_ Green_ and Brown (177) Oil on canvas 1977 36 x 36 at David Richard Gallery 3 x 3 Violet, Green, and Brown (177)
Oil on canvas   1977
36 x 36 in
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen 3x3 (blue_ tan_ red) (160) Oil on canvas 36 x 36 at David Richard Gallery 3x3 (blue, tan, red) (160)
Oil on canvas  
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen 3x3 (violet_ dark greens_ ochre) (238) Oil on canvas 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery 3x3 (violet, dark greens, ochre) (238)
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Oli  Sihvonen Oli Sihvonen 4x4 (172) Oil on canvas 1969 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery 4x4 (172)
Oil on canvas   1969
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