David Teng Olsen

2024 Upcoming Artist-in-Residence • New Media

David Teng Olsen

2024 Upcoming Artist-in-Residence • New Media

David T. Olsen’s work merges the worlds of mural painting, printmaking, animation, interactive digital media and performance.

David T. Olsen’s work merges the worlds of mural painting, printmaking, animation, interactive digital media and performance.

Deeply influenced by his studies in bioengineering yet feeling constrained by academia, David T. Olsen turned to art, finding in it greater freedom to explore the sciences that fascinated him and escaping the rigidity of the academic world.

The artist, fascinated by complex theories that seek to explain life, combines modern and traditional techniques to turn scientific ideas into visual objects. He creates environments that not only explore science and life on a macro scale but also reveal the internal microscopic world, making the invisible visible.

David T. Olsen teaches courses in the Studio Art Department at Wellesley College that blend technique, theory and digital media, including animation, digital imaging, and design. He is actively involved in the Boston art community, collaborating with MIT and MassArt.

Current Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

2024 • New media artist

2024 • Multidisciplinary artist

2025 • Painter & Fibre artist

Past Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

2023 • Painter

2023, Guest Resident • Playwright

2023 • Textile artist

2023 • Visual artists

2023 • Painter

2023 • Painters

Permanent artist-in-residence

Ceramicist

Deeply influenced by his studies in bioengineering yet feeling constrained by academia, David T. Olsen turned to art, finding in it greater freedom to explore the sciences that fascinated him and escaping the rigidity of the academic world.

The artist, fascinated by complex theories that seek to explain life, combines modern and traditional techniques to turn scientific ideas into visual objects. He creates environments that not only explore science and life on a macro scale but also reveal the internal microscopic world, making the invisible visible.

David T. Olsen teaches courses in the Studio Art Department at Wellesley College that blend technique, theory and digital media, including animation, digital imaging, and design. He is actively involved in the Boston art community, collaborating with MIT and MassArt.

Current Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

2024 • New media artist

 2024 • Multidisciplinary artist

2025 • Painter & Fibre artist

Past Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

2023 • Painter

2023 Guest Resident • Playwright

2023 • Textile artist

2023 • Visual artists

2023 • Painter

2023 • Painters

Permanent artist-in-residence

Ceramicist