“My works are formulated by merging the spirit of past traditions with those of the present… to create new horizons for the future.”
Marvin Oliver (Quinault/ Isleta-Pueblo) is one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers, who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary Fine Art.
Oliver’s career spans over 40 years. He has worked in a variety of media including, cedar, bronze, steel and glass. He has also become renowned for the grand size of his sculptures such as the 26ft long suspended steel and glass piece “Mystical Journey” at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Oliver’s monumental public works have been installed throughout the state of Washington, the US, Canada, Japan and Italy. Although, he has become widely known for his grand scale sculpture, he started his career with silk-screened prints, and still creates a new print every year. The stationery cards shown on this website are reproductions of his limited edition serigraphs.
Oliver is also a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington and serves as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native American Art at the Burke Museum.
For more information on Marvin and his other works, please visit his website www.marvinoliver.com