Olivia Guterson – Drawing Inspiration from the Well of Being a Woman
“My art is me and in that way is influenced by all that I am and all whom I come from. My deepest source of inspiration and guidance is my ancestors and in that way, my art is how I remember them and know who I am. I come from a long line of Jewish women who used their hands to create and bring family and community together. This is the lineage I am working from.
“Being a working artist and a mother has its challenges and yet I am committed to doing both in a way that honors and uplifts myself, my child, my craft, and my community. Being a woman is so deep, wide, and expansive and it is the well from which I draw an infinite amount of inspiration.
“I am deeply committed to raising awareness about the state of Black maternal health and access to healthy, whole foods in my community. These issues are important to me as I believe caring for our mothers and children is vital to the overall health of our larger communities. We know that elevating, uplifting, and supporting women has a positive ripple effect.”
– Olivia Guterson
Please join us in honoring Reboot Network member Olivia Guterson during Women’s History Month.
Olivia Guterson is a self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Detroit, MI. In 2020, she curated her first exhibition, The Space Between at the Ann Arbor Art Center. She presently is a resident at Sibyls Shrine, AS220’s Practice//Practice, and McArthur Binion’s Modern Ancient Brown. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Arab American National Museum and more. Learn more at midnightolive.com.