Jack R. Olson started studying art in formal studio settings at an early age. While taking historical Scandinavian folk art and basic painting classes from the Milan Village Arts School in Milan, Minnesota, he developed his initial hand skill and creative drive.

Attaining a liberal arts bachelors degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa began to solidify his intellectual fascinations. Exploring the disciplines of; Identity Studies on race gender and sexuality, Social Welfare, 

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Liberal Arts

Women and Gender Studies

Social Welfare​

 

Scandinavian Studies

Sequential Art: Graphic Novel

 

Western Art History

 

Critical Theory

 

Art and Community, Teaching

 

Stagecraft Technology

 

Life Drawing

Multidisciplinary 2D Studio

Illustration, Collage, Printmaking, Mixed Media

 

Painting; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache

Scandinavian Fine Handicraft: Folk Painting, Wood Carving, Leatherwork

Photography (Autodidactic) and Photographic Creative Direction

Livestream Cinematography

Exhibition: Gallery Space Maintenance and Repair, Picture Framing and Installation

 

Silk Screen Assembly, Fine Art

Industrial Silk Screen Printing

Sculpture. Found object, Wax, Silicone, Resin

 

Adobe Creative Suite:

Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Fresco

Stagecraft Construction

Fine Art Training

Education

May 2020

Bachelor of Arts. Luther College, Decorah, Iowa.

Major: Studio Art | Major GPA: 3.5

Arts Administration

March 2022 – Current Full Time Vocation

     Production Arts Associate Art Force, New Brighton, Minnesota

September 2019 - May 2020

     Arts Admissions Assistant Luther College Visual and Performing Arts Department.

September 2018 - May 2020

     Gallery Technician, Special Projects Liaison Luther College Fine Arts Collection.

September 2018 - May 2019

     Studio Technician Luther College Visual Arts Department.

Teaching Artist

August 2020 - June 2021

     Long Term Substitute Art Teacher and Paraprofessional Lac Qui Parle Valley High School, Madison         MN.

Exhibitions

April 2021

     Emerging Artist’s Exhibition Arthaus Decorah, Iowa.

November 2020

      Foot in the Door 5: Virtual Exhibition Minneapolis Institute of Art

May 2020

     Luther College Art 491: Senior Seminar Art Show.

November 2019

     Luther Artists Collective Pop-Up Show: Monochromatic.

January 2019

     Beyond the Crater 301 Eatery Opening Gallery Show. Decorah, Iowa.

December 2017, 2018, 2019

     Ultra Mega Mega Luther College Visual and Performing Arts Fall Open House.

May 2017, 2018, 2019

     Ultra Mega Mega Luther College Visual and Performing Arts Spring Open House.