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About Artist:

Erik Olson was born in Calgary in 1982, and graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2007. After graduating he studied painting at artist residencies in Canada, Italy and India. Olson self-curated his first solo show was in an abandoned gas station in 2008.

Erik Olson’s paintings have been exhibited in  exhibitions at the Glenbow Museum, MOCA Calgary, Art Gallery of Calgary and the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee Union Gallery.  In 2012, his painting, “The Skateboarder”, was included in the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK.

In 2014 Erik Olson moved to Düsseldorf, Germany to study at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as Peter Doig’s guest student. He currently lives and maintains a studio in Dusseldorf, Germany.

His artwork is in the permanent collections inxluding the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Richard Ivey School of Business, RBC and TD Bank.

Erik Olson

The Poet

  • 2016
  • Dimensions: 79" x 59"
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil / Canvas
  • Origin: Canada
  • Price: $5,600.00 USD


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