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Oliver Harwood

BFA Sculpture
BA History

Born in Paksong, Laos, Oliver grew up between Laos, Thailand, South Africa and Canada. Oliver took a 4 year Bachelor of Arts in History at University of New Brunswick, then attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in 1996. At NSCAD Oliver focused on drawing and sculpture and was accepted for his first solo exhibition by the end of first year. In his second year Oliver received a scholarship to study in Italy where he lived and carved in the famous region of Carrara. Surrounded by the beauty of Tuscany, Oliver found himself working in the vicinity of numerous international sculptors, learning much through discussion and observation. In 1997,1999, and 2001, Oliver was selected to attend sculpture symposiums to create large scale stone sculpture on site in a focused period of time. He has completed both solo and collaborative public art sculptures in Shediac, New Brunswick, Kelowna and North Vancouver, BC. He continues to produce new bodies of work, addressing specific insights and exhibits regularly. His work is collected in Canada, Europe and USA. Oliver currently is based in Vancouver, BC.

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