Olivia Valentine creates architectural scale textile installations exhibited nationally and internationally.  Recent solo exhibitions have included Panorama at Pasajist in Istanbul and 1:1 at Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space in Chicago.  Olivia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent awards include a Fulbright Fellowship for Installation Art in Turkey (2012-13) and the Brandford Elliott Award for excellence in Fiber Arts (2012)  She is also the co-director of Flash Atölye, which recently took the form of a project space in a commercial arcade in İzmir, Turkey, producing community-based projects with both Turkish and American artists.