Olivia Colja is a Western Australian artist, curator and community advocate. Her two main super powers in life are helping people and making art.
For the past three years Colja directed, curated and exhibited in WOMXN. WOMXN is a group show supporting and celebrating women and non-binary artists to showcase artwork about their experiences as women. Prior to WOMXN, Colja exhibited in 2018 Unseen for Inclusive Arts Week at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery featuring works that were tactile and were made accessible for all abilities.
Works inspired for Unseen and previous solo shows prior were based on the vibrant and lively landscape of Ninagloo Reef, Exmouth WA. Colja has spent several trips exploring the reef and creating visual memories of the coral, marine life and coast line.
Colja has a Bachelor of Social Science, a Diploma of Business and a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts.
Her dream is to be an international artist, curator and to live by the beach with her fiancé and two rescue dogs, Arrow and Stella.