Abi Ola

2023 Alumni

Abi Ola is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in oil and acrylic painting, screen printing, fabric collage, and installation. Often the faces in her portraits are faceless to encourage the viewer to place themselves or their loved ones within the figures. She takes inspiration from old family photographs, African, and British textiles, William Morris, and her imagination. Ola graduated from The Slade School of Fine Arts, University College London, with a Master of Fine Arts in 2021, and prior to this in 2019 graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions include Ferens Open 2023, at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, InTransit online exhibition ‘Breath, Rest, Play’, 2023, New Contemporaries at the South London Gallery, 2023, and a solo exhibition at the Kupfer Gallery called ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, 2023.