Simone Subal Gallery

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Born 1987, Denver, CO
Lives and works in Chicago, IL


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Solo Exhibitions

Fingered Eyed, i8, Reykjavík, Iceland

Forehead and Brain, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Kiss the architect on the mouth, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
B. Ingrid Olson & Robert Overby, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

KLEIN / OLSON, with Astrid Klein, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

Statements, Simone Subal Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach
double-ended arrow, Simone Subal Gallery, New York

The vases my monitors their frames, cura.basement, Rome

From her come a gang and a run, Document, Chicago

Group Exhibitions

Personal Private Public,
Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

Being: New Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Lost Without Your Rhythm, The Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
Seeing Believing Having Holding, organized by Dan Byers, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik

Small Sculpture, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Women to the Front, Lumber Room, Portland
Fond Illusions, Galerie Perrotin, New York
The problem with having a body / is that it always needs to be somewhere, The approach, London

Paris Internationale with Simone Subal Gallery, Paris (Booth with Sonia Almeida)
Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras, New York
Natures Department, Kodomo, New York
Chicago and Vicinity, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Terms of Use, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago
Background/Foreground, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm

Civilization and Its Discontents, curated by Tyson and Scott Reeder, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
Synecdoche, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Dreams That Money Can’t Buy, MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome
Fragments of an unknowable whole, Ohio State University, Columbus

We seem to still be moving, Simone Subal Gallery, New York


Publications and Artist Books
Zambreno, Kate. ‘Appendix C: Translations of the Uncanny’, Appendix Project: Talks and Exhibits. South Pasadena, California: Semiotext(e), 2019: cover, 51-64.
Zambreno, Kate. ‘Introductions to B. Ingrid Olson’, Screen Tests. New York: Harper Perennial, 2019: 75-83.

B. Ingrid Olson: Forehead and Brain. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2018.

Carsten, Jesse, and B. Ingrid Olson. Salt. New York: Hassla, 2016.


Bonilla-Edgington, Jennifer Rose. “Personal Private Public,” The Brooklyn Rail. October 2019.
Andrews, Daría Sól. “A Mirrored Detritus and the Camouflaged Body: B. Ingrid Olson at i8 Gallery.”, July 16, 2019.

Fulton, Lauren and B. Ingrid Olson. “Flip the Medium: A conversation between artist B. Ingrid Olson and curator Lauren Fulton.” Interview. Objektiv, no. 18 (November 2018): 50-53.
Olson, B. Ingrid and Zambreno, Kate., Introductions by Kate Zambreno: A collaboration between B. Ingrid Olson and Kate Zambreno, Bomb Magazine. April 2018.
Bell, Natalie. “First Look: B. Ingrid Olson.” Art in America, (April 2018): 25.
Lubow, Arthur. “What’s New in Photography? Humansim, MoMA Says”, The New York Times, March 9, 2018. Print.
Spalding, Jill. “Being: New Photography 2018.” Review. Studio International, April 7, 2018. Online.
Greenberger, Alex. “The Browser: MoMA’s Gripping ‘New Photography’ Goes Behind the Lens.” Artnews, March 22, 2018. Online.
Indrisek, Scott. “At MoMA, Photography Doesn’t Have to Reinvent Itself to Be Radical.”, March 20, 2018. Online.
Halle, Howard. “Check out these eight things to see at MoMA’s ‘NewPhotography’ exhibit.” Time Out, March 16, 2018. Online.

Cluggish, Sara. “Critic’s Guide: Chicago”,, September 2017. Online.
Indrisek, Scott. “18 Artists Share the Books That Inspire Them”,, June 2017. Online.
Fidler, Luke A. “Two for One: Astrid Klein and B. Ingrid Olson at the Renaissance Society”,, June 2017. Online.
Blakey, Kiera. “The problem with having a body / is that it always needs to be somewhere”,, May 2017. Online.
Cramerotti, Alfredo. “Astrid Klein & B. Ingrid Olson”, The Seen, no. 4, May 2017. Print.

Olson, B. Ingrid. Text by Jesse Karsten. Salt, HASSLA. Print.
McDonough, Tom. “B. Ingrid Olson.” Osmos, Spring 2016. Print.

Blalock, Lucas. “Push-Back: A Conversation Between B. Ingrid Olson and Lucas Blalock”, Objektiv, November 2015. Print.
Stubbs, Phoebe. “The Feminist Artists Taking Over Frieze”, Vice, October 2015. Online.
Groen, Adrienne. “Frieze London 2015”, Metropolis M, October 2015. Online.
“Frieze London”, London Financial Times, October 2015. Print.
Metzger, Hana. “Synecdoche at Jessica Silverman Gallery”,, July 2015. Online.
Lee, Nathanial. “B. Ingrid Olson”, Modern Painters, April 2015. Print.
Blalock, Lucas, “double ended arrow”,, March 2015. Online.
Aletti, Vince. “B. Ingrid Olson”, The New Yorker, February 2015. Print.
Lee, Nathaniel. “Relics and Rectangles”,, February 2015. Online.
Gopnik, Blake. “B. Ingrid Olson, Bringing Cézanne up to date”, Artnet News, January 2015. Online.

Stolfi, Carmen. “Interview/ B. Ingrid Olson,”, October 2014. Online.
Foumberg, Jason. “B. Ingrid Olson at Document”, Modern Painters, April 2014. Print.

Blackley, Andrew. “Lab: The Tenth Image”, Cura. Magazine, Fall 2013. Print.

Exhibition Texts
Blackley, Andrew. Fingered Eyed. i8 Gallery, Reykjavík. June 6 – August 10, 2019.

Fulton, Lauren. “Sizing Up The Situation.” Lost Without Your Rhythm. Aspen Art Museum.
November 16, 2018 – February 24, 2019.
Zambreno, Kate. “Introduction.” Forehead and Brain. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. March 10 – June 17, 2018.
Hughes, Holly. “Thinking Space.” Forehead and Brain. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. March 10 – June 17, 2018.

Zambreno, Kate. “Translations of the Uncanny: Talk given at the Renaissance Society in Chicago for B. Ingrid Olson and Astrid Klein exhibition (Appendix C).” KLEIN/OLSON, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. April 22 – June 18, 2017.
Øvstebø, Solveig. KLEIN/OLSON. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. April 22 – June 18, 2017.

Akel, Joseph. “Signs and Wonders.” Synecdoche. Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. July 1 – August 22, 2015.

Berardini, Andrew, Cecilia Canziani, and Quinn Latimer. The vases my monitors their frames. cura.basement, Rome. September 19 – October 14, 2014.

Roach, Thomas. From her come a gang and a run. Document Gallery, Chicago. December 14, 2013 – January 25, 2014.

Residencies, Awards and Grants

Print Catalyst Program, Yale University School of Art, 2019
Artist Residency, Latitude Chicago, 2017
Fall Artist Residency, Ox-Bow School of Art, 2016
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Grant, 2012
Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2011 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Grant, 2011
Artist Residency, Spudnik Press, 2011
Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010
Edward Ryerson Fellowship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2010

Public Collections

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts

Lectures and Recordings

Visiting Artist Lecture, College of the Arts, University of South Florida

Art Matters: Heidi Zuckerman in conversation with B. Ingrid Olson, Aspen Art
Modern Art Notes Podcast, interview with Tyler Green, June 28, 2018
Visiting Artist Lecture, Print Media Department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Voices in Contemporary Art: B. Ingrid Olson in Conversation with Holly E. Hughes, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Conversation with Michael Darling, Terra Foundation for American Art: Art and Design Chicago recorded at the Chicago Athletic Association

Artist Talk with Astrid Klein and Solveig Øvstebø, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago