Oliva Gallery

Upcoming this April


TRAUMA: a group exhibition March 8-30

Kate Roth: archival photograph

Kate Roth: archival photograph

Featured artists 

Anca Gray

Beatriz E Ledesma

Corinne D. Peterson

Diane Green

Eve Brownstone

Jane Norling

Heather Stark-Killian

Helen Mayer-Jones

Kate Roth 

Kimberly Oliva

Laura Questel

Leah Brown 

Leslie Speicher

Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski

Marina Rheault Post

Nicholas Nadja

Pattie Stell

Picolina Zoo

Pinar Aral

Sara Renae Holloway

Scott Pearson

Tamara Wasserman

Vasso Kolias 

Whitney Bradshaw 

Liz Laughlin

Daphne Walsh


UNBOUND: exploring possibilities will include a new collaborative art installation that comes from the artistic partnership between Karen Tichy and Alicia Forestall-Boehm. This encaustic installation is comprised of distinctive mixed-media sculptures. The artists explore paper, fiber, encaustic, and other materials in this singular collaboration created for display at the Oliva Gallery.


TRAUMA: a group exhibition

closing reception Saturday afternoon March 30, 12-4pm



a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.

Origin, late 17th century: from Greek, literally ‘wound’

With TRAUMA, curator and gallery owner Kimberly Oliva gathers an unprecedented amount of artists in the history of her gallery. This exhibition’s work is to acknowledge one’s wounds, by broadening the conversation from a strictly individual standpoint, so that we remember the collective nature of trauma. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, gallery curator Kimberly Oliva features 25 artists: trauma had to be collective. The body of work explores trauma through various practices and media: painting, photography, sculpture and mixed-media installations.

TRAUMA will run from March 8th to March 30th with an opening reception on International Women’s day, March 8th 2019 from 5-10pm. During the 3 weeks of the exhibition, Oliva Gallery will be hosting a series of workshops engaging with traumas and facilitated by artists (visit our website & social media soon for details).

Oliva Gallery focuses on the best of 20th century design in the form of fine art, lighting, home decor, and costume jewelry,
and features emerging artists from the Chicagoland area.