Olivia de Fleuriot Perry.
Olivia de Fleuriot Perry is an artist and a mother who interweaves the performative gestures of motherhood in her soft sculptural forms, consisting of fabric, yarn, and thread. Through the discourse of textile art, she investigates the tensioned relationship between motherhood and the artworld.
Olivia de Fleuriot Perry uses her own maternal experience of constant repetition to create small repetitive gestures of piecework. Through repetitive stitching and mark making the boundaries between forms are blurred – like a collage of material clusterings that spill out from one another. From smaller objects referencing human organs to larger objects referring to creatures unknown to us.
Olivia de Fleuriot Perry is an emerging artist who currently lives in Vancouver, BC. de Fleuriot Perry recently graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program at Emily Carr University in 2019. In April 2019, she exhibited in the MFA Thesis Show at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC and Imprint at the Fort Gallery in Fort Langley, BC . In 2018, she was a part of the SSHRC funded Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) group exhibition at Emily Carr University, BC. Olivia de Fleuriot Perry was the recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Competition (SSHRC) in 2018.