Mie Olise (b. Denmark) lives in Copenhagen and New York.
Mie Olise works as a painter, sculptor and film/soundmaker. Her large scale paintings are in close relation with the built structures, which all build on her investigations of narratives – often relating to “place” and abandoned man-made constructions.
Olise has developed a particular blend of architecture, art and psychology. She works with narratives relating to the architecture of space, abandoned places and desolate structures. Olise travels to places in different states of disrepair, like a Russian abandoned ghost town by the Arctic Circle, to research, collect stories and later subjectively develop particular layers of the found truths. Concept determines the media in her practice.
At the moment Mie is working on two major museum shows: at Kunsthallen Nikolaj, The Contemporary Art Centre Copenhagen for March 2012 and Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure in Venezuela for 2013.
Since graduating a MFA (distinction),from Central St. Martins, London in 2007, Olise was awarded residencies at Skowhegan and The ISCP in New York. She additionally holds an MA in Architecture.
Solo shows include Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Honor Fraser Gallery, LA; SNYK, Skive New Museum of Art, DK; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX and Duve Berlin.
Group shows Athens Video Art Festival 2011, 10th Istanbul Biennale, The Liverpool Biennale 08, Damascus Video Art Festival 2011, Fonlad Video Arts Festival 2011 and The Whistable Biennale 2010(UK).
As a graduate Mie Olise was a finalist in the Saatchi competition “4 New Sensations” in London as well as the Celeste Art Prize.
In the preparation for the Kunsthallen Nikolaj show, Olise was granted a 3 month residency The Danish Art Councils Workshops in Copenhagen from december 2011.