Olivia Olsen is a Junior pursuing an Illustration BFA at Columbia College Chicago. Olsen has been awarded for many of her works including the peoples choice award in The Weather Show at the C33 Gallery, the presidential scholarship at Columbia College Chicago for her portfolio, and has achieved Deans List every year. Her mediums of choice include watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and graphite. However Columbia College Chicago has pushed her to try new mediums outside of her comfort zone. Olsens' work tends to focus on nature and movement. Her influences originate from growing up in the midwest. She came from a family of artists, her mother and father being illustrators and her grandmother a painter. From a young age her parents were teaching her the fundamentals to art and drawing. Currently Olivia works and lives in the city of Chicago.