Corrin Olson Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Transformational Angst

By using moments of vulnerability where the unfired clay is left broken and scarred, and the wire holding up the forms has the potential to be cut causing collapse, this installation deals with feelings of anxiety, exposure, isolation, and tension. There is both a strength and fragility apparent in the final installation. It is intended for the viewer to walk in, through, under, and around it giving an immersive experience. The potential danger of collapse is meant to keep a viewer present and aware of their surroundings and to confront the viewer head on with states of entropy involved in systems and the figurative.

Corrin M Olson is a sculptor and installation artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is inspired by artists Antony Gormley, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Albert Giacometti, and Francis Bacon, among others. She received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Boise State University, where she focused on cast metal foundry work, and completed her MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art focusing on Installation Art. Olson was co-founder of the Visual Arts Collective in Boise, Idaho; owned and operated Guigon Olson Studios; and has work in both private and corporate collections across the US and abroad. She is a process based artist, believing that meaning is found through the making. Her interest lies predominantly in material properties and how to test and experiment with these. On a conceptual level, she tackles ideas of anxiety, chaos, tension, and entropy and how to render them visible.

Veronica Reeves MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Candace Jahn MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Evan Isoline MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Marisa Lee MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Lucas Haley MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Maria Davidoff VS MFA Thesis 2015

Kelly McGovern MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Jung Min VS MFA Thesis 2015

Nicholas Patton MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Katelyn Piatt MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Bertrand Morin MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Andrea Oldenburg MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Stephanie Yu MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

John Dougherty MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Anya Roberts-Toney MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Mario Gallucci MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Mary Dahlke MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Tabitha Nikolai MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Stephanie Brachmann MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Rachel Wolf MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Richard York MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Mark Palmen MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Sarah Abbott MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Jonathan Gann MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Jessica Spiess MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Thomas John Gamble MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Lauren Seiffert MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Michael Horwitz MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Leif J. Lee MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2014

Jill Sattler MFA LRVS Thesis 2014

Jeanne Roderick MFA LRVS Thesis 2014

Rhonda Vanover MFA LRVS Thesis 2014

Kiel Fletcher VS MFA Thesis 2013

Edward Trover VS MFA Thesis 2013

Matthew Leavitt VS MFA Thesis 2013

Christy Bailey VS MFA Thesis 2013

Terri Bradley VS MFA Thesis 2013

Linden How VS MFA Thesis 2013

Daniel Long VS MFA Thesis 2013

Erin Dengerink VS MFA Thesis 2013

Andrew Muller-Lorish VS MFA Thesis 2013

Takahiro Yamamoto VS MFA Thesis 2013

Cristin Norine VS MFA Thesis 2013

Lindsay Williams VS MFA Thesis 2013

John Knight VS MFA Thesis 2013

Justin Schwab VS MFA Thesis 2013

Oriana Lewton-Leopold VS MFA Thesis 2012

Victoria Reynolds VS MFA Thesis 2012

Jodie Cavalier VS MFA Thesis 2012

James Papadopoulos VS MFA Thesis 2012

Cay Horiuchi VS MFA Thesis 2012

Tim Stigliano VS MFA Thesis 2012

Patrick Driscoll VS MFA Thesis Spring 2012

Jamie Nadherny VS MFA Thesis Spring 2012

Stefan Ransom VS MFA Thesis 2012

Nadia Buyse VS MFA Thesis Spring 2012

Juleen Johnson VS MFA Thesis 2012

Marilyn Skalberg VS MFA Thesis 2012

Fletcher Meisenburg VS MFA 2012

Ray Anthony Barrett VS MFA Thesis 2011

Daniel Glendening VS MFA Thesis 2011

Bryson Hansen VS MFA Thesis 2011

Carl Klimt VS MFA Thesis 2011

Elizabeth Malaska VS MFA Thesis 2011

Tyler Stuart VS MFA Thesis 2011

Michael Welsh VS MFA Thesis 2011

Laura Hughes VS MFA Thesis 2010

Benjamin Ediger VS MFA Thesis 2010

Wayne Bund VS MFA Thesis 2010

Zachary J. Rau VS MFA Thesis Spring 2010

Allison Halter VS MFA Thesis Spring 2010

Ruth Lantz VS MFA Thesis Spring 2010

Craig Wheat VS MFA Thesis Spring 2009

Matthew Wilson VS MFA Thesis 2009

Rebecca Steele VS MFA Thesis 2009

Nicole Eriko Smith VS MFA Thesis 2009

Paige Saez-Falcon VS MFA Thesis 2009

Michael Reinsch VS MFA Thesis 2009

Tricia Martin VS MFA Thesis 2009

Robert Heyes VS MFA Thesis 2009

Chelsea Heffner VS MFA Thesis 2009

Matthew Green VS MFA Thesis 2009

Jacob Fennell VS MFA Thesis 2009

Nicolaii Dornstauder MFA Thesis Spring 2009

Sean Joseph Patrick Carney VS MFA Thesis 2009

Tim Janchar VS MFA Thesis Spring 2013

Micah Schmelzer MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2015

Amanda Wilcox MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Elizabeth Randall MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Dana Rudolph MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Alanna Risse MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Trish Brownlee MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Judith Hochman MFA LRVS Thesis 2015

Katie Dunbar VS MFA Thesis 2011

Amory Abbott MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Tessa Heck MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Anastasia Greer MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

BriAnna Rosen MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Rachel Brown Smith MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Caitlin Rooney MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Sean Barnes MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Elizabeth Fuller MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Nicole Vene MFA Visual Studies Thesis Fall 2016

Jason Thomas Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2016

Tait Simonson MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Maggie-Rose Condit MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Richard Godbold MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Lauren Stumpf Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2016

Aaron Johnson MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2016

Lesley Silvia LRVS MFA Thesis 2016

Danielle Foushee LRVS MFA Thesis 2016

Gerardo Vargas LRVS MFA Thesis 2016

Brittany Gipson LRVS MFA Thesis 2016

M. Victoria Moran LRVS MFA Thesis 2016

Vincent Aloia Visual Studies MFA Thesis Spring 2017

Jenna Reineking MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Mack Carlisle MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Keegan O'Keefe Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Corrin Olson Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Ardis DeFreece Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Maxx Martinez MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Adam Ciresi Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Angélica Maria Millán Lozano Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Devin Cogger MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Melanie Stevens Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Aruni Dharmakirthi MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Hunter Buck Visual Studies MFA Thesis 2017

Bowen Feeley MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2017

Megan Sliger MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Kum-Ja Lee MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Dustin Vance MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Christina Smiros MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Sara Tuttle MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Harrison Creech MFA LRVS Thesis 2017

Jamie Knowlton MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Haley Lusby MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Cassandra Laurion MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Ian Nickols MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2018

Elena Thomas MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2018

Lynsee Sardell MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2018

Nesho Dimov MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Thomas Boeger MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Molly Alloy MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Giuliano Bruno MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Eric Long MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Joseph Freel MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Allynn Carpenter MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018

Tina Sparkles MFA LRVS Thesis 2018

Brenda Whitehill Schlenker MFA LRVS 2018

Hannah Concannon MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2018

Samantha Wall MFA Visual Studies 2011

Cathy Cleaver VS MFA Thesis Spring 2010