Artist & Educator
Sustainable Artistic Practices
Make your own materials!
Five Senses Workshops
Join your senses!
Train your tastes!
Fine Arts Workshops
Let your creativity sing!
Wear your own style!
Olivia Ann Carye Hallstein is a Cambridge-based internationally exhibited artist and educator who has practiced professionally since 2010 at age 19. She began her career in the artist collectives and state-theaters in Berlin, Germany. In Berlin, she studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee in set and costume design and founded a community-oriented arts organization called …impy… in Neukoelln.
As part of …impy… she developed workshops in textile design, puppet making and cuisine and continued her artistic practice with 200 original designed garments, several painted series, a performance practice and was active as a local activist against exploitative gentrification.
Since arriving in Boston-Cambridge, she graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and is the founder of the JoLiv Collaborative, down to the root of it blog and the Liv Lab. She writes articles for ecoartspace (an environmental arts blog), is a Ferment Fellow at UKAI in Toronto, Canada, and consults for SMFA at Tufts University in sustainable artistic practices.
She is the co-founder and director of Fine Arts and Management at the JoLiv collaborative with Jonas Kublickas, where they collaborate to create multi-sensorial harmonies.
Her studio "Liv Lab" will open in Fall 2021 in Cambridge, MA.
Other work includes: the Five Senses Project, workshop development, critical written work, costumes for an orchestra and studying natural dyes and pigments.
Exhibition highlights include:
Maxim-Gorki Theater, Deutsches Theater, LA54, Uferhallen, RAW Temple, Der Kanal, BAT theater, TIK Theater, the MFA Boston, Piano Craft Gallery and Tufts university.