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    Olivia Ronan is an intermedia artist and educator living on the California Central Coast . 







  • Bachelor of Fine Art , Summa cume laude, University of California Santa Cruz


  • Natural History Field Quarter, Spring Semester 2018, University of California Santa Cruz



  • Associate of Studio Art, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA


Professional Teaching and Commissions  


2019- 2021

Art Instructor, The Art Factory, Aptos, CA 


  • Cultivates safe and supportive learning environment for students and their families.

  • Develops and implements art curriculum for weekly classes, workshops, and summer camps.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, building open and consistent communication with school director.

  • Proficient in drawing, printmaking, and fiber arts.




  • Illustrator and Assistant Curator, Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz     


  • Hand illustrated over thirty different plant families for publication in the Natural History Field Quarter academic course curriculum.
  • Conducted research in botany and plant identification.

  • Provided instruction for public art demonstrations and natural history teaching at community outreach events.

  • Managed art sales and donations for "Reserves of Inspirations", Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery.





  • Arts Council Santa Cruz County's Cultivate Grant, Santa Cruz CA



  • UCSC Campus Merit Scholarship Recipient, University of California Santa Cruz, CA






  • Vashon Artist Residency, Vashon Island, WA 
  • Winter Artist in Residence, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA      

  • Fall Artist in Residence, The Sable Project, Stockbridge, VT 



  • The Fabrica Artist Residency, The Fabrica: Community Textile Arts and Salvaged    Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA


  • Fall Folklife Farm Visiting Artist , Folklife Farm, Arcada, CA



Solo Exhibitions



  • “Dyalogue”  First Friday at Cafe Delmarette, Santa Cruz, CA



  • “Olivia Ronan: By Hand” First Friday at The Fabrica: Community Textile Arts and Salvaged Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA


  • “Unfolding in Place”, BFA Senior Exhibit at Eduardo Carrillo Gallery, University of California Santa Cruz


Group Exhibitions



  • “12 x 12 Open Invitational” Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos CA.


  • “UCSC Open Studios” University of California Art Department, Santa Cruz, CA



  • “UCSC Open Studios” University of California Art Department, Santa Cruz, CA

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