Olivia Peake | Profile


Current work for sale: Olivia Peake



About the Artist

MA Fine Art graduate from Birmingham School of Art, Olivia has developed her career within arts and education; working as a Visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University and Sessional Tutor in Art and Design. 

She has also featured in and curated a number of group exhibitions, forms part of the art collective Rise Art, successfully selling art work to buyers across Europe. 

Most recently, Olivia has formed part of Haarlem Art Space and Creative Studios in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. 



The Artist's work

With a personal fascination for building, material and form, Olivia explores the illusionistic qualities of light, surface and space, which both modern architecture and modernist abstract painting share.

 She is particularly intrigued in creating sensory environments of reflective surfaces and minimalist neo-futuristic design, which can both disorientate the viewer’s perspective as well as distort the boundaries between medium-specificity and spatial limitations.


  • The Royal School of Drawing Artist Residency (Dec 2016) Gertrude Aston Bowater 
  • Bequest: Masters Scholarship Pip Seymour Painting Prize 2013 ABC Level 3 Award in Life Drawing ABC Level 3 Award in Printmaking.



  • 2016, The Royal School of Drawing Residency, Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland 
  • 2016, Strange Attractors, MA show, Birmingham School of Art 
  • 2015, Art Maze, OXO Tower, Bargehouse, Southbank London 
  • 2015, Perpetual Night Artist Residency, Studio Genkan, Oxford 
  • 2014, Kissing in Traffic, Stoke Newington, London 
  • 2013, Birmingham School of Art Degree Show 
  • 2012, Summer Exhibition, The Pubic West Bromwich 
  • 2012, Favouri, Project Space 1, Birmingham School of Art 
  • 2011, PLAIT, Birmingham School of Art


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