Philadelphia Inquirer, “You can vote on artists’ proposals to memorialize Dinah, the once-enslaved woman known for saving Philly’s Stenton house”, Russ, Valerie, September 19, 2019

The Brooklyn Rail, “Emanation 2019”, Beckenstein, Joyce, July, 2019


Public Art Review, “Monumental Changes”, Spayde, Jon pp. 40-48, #57, 2018

The Washington Post, “Some saw a University of Kentucky mural as racially offensive. Here’s the school’s solution”, Anderson, Nick, Aug 24, 2018

Lexington Herald Ledger, “UK’s controversial mural at Memorial Hall is reimagined in a ‘divine space’”, Linda Blackford, August 16, 2018

National Coalition Against Censorship, “University of Kentucky Unveils Installation to Encourage Dialogue about Race”, Garnett, Joy, Aug 28, 2018

“What the U. of Kentucky Did About a Controversial Campus Fresco Depicting Slavery”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Claire Hansen, August 14, 2018

“UK adds artwork next to mural with racial images to deepen the dialogue”, Courier Journal, Morgan Watkins, August 17, 2018

“A picture-perfect response at the University of Kentucky” By Herald-Leader Editorial Board, September 12, 2018

“Memorial Hall Artist Karyn Olivier Isn’t After Resolution. She Wants More Questions.” WUKY (NPR station), Josh James, August 15, 2018

“’Witness’ New Perspective on Kentucky History”, UKNOW: University of Kentucky News, Whitney Hale and Jenny Wells, August 24, 2018

“Once anonymous, now revered: Memorial Hall art adds context to debate of race in art”, Kentucky Kernel, Rick Childress, August 6, 2018


PBS News Hour, “Philadelphia public art project ponders meaning behind monuments,” Oct 9, 2017

Hyperallergic, “Philadelphia’s Monument Lab asks “What’s Right for Public Space?” Mitchell, Samantha Oct 9, 2017

U.S. News, “Philadelphia Project Seeks Public Reckoning with Monuments,” AP, Sept 4, 2017

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Who deserves a monument, anyway?” Salisbury, Stephan, Sept 14, 2017

WHYY Newsworks, Sept 13, 2017

Metro Philly (Front Page), “The new Battle of Germantown”, Sam Newhouse, Oct 6-8, 2017


Drifting in Daylight. Art in Central Park. Creative Time, Drifting Video, 2015

Ken Johnson, The New York Times, “Please Touch the Art and ‘Drifting in Daylight,’ Outdoor Art at the Parks,” May 21, 2015

Manon Verchot, Glacier Hub, “Artist Reawakens Glacial Past In Central Park,” June 4, 2015

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, “Experience Sunset-Colored Ice Cream Cones and Other Art Interludes in Central Park,” on May 14, 2015

Joel Kuennen, ArtSlant,“Dreaming in Daylight: Creative Time in Central Park,” May 15, 2015

CBC Radio (Toronto’s NPR Station) “Metro Morning with Matt Galloway” Interview, February 24, 2015


Carey, Brainard “Interview with Karyn Olivier”, Yale Radio (WYBC), January 23, 2014

Jenna Buckingham, “Begin Where You Are”, Title Magazine, 2014


K., Donna, “Interview with Karyn Olivier: Social Sculptor”, Gravity was everywhere back then, July 5,2012

Ramanathan, Lavanya, “Exhibit aims to show future stars”, The Washington Post, February 3, 2012


Demuth, Gary, “Artist likes to make ordinary ‘extraordinary’,” Salina Journal, May 6, 2011


Von Arbin Ahlander, Astri “Interview with Karyn Olivier,” Days of Yore, September 2010

Laughlin, Nicholas, “Hungry for Words,” Caribbean Review of Books, July 2010


Tancons, Claire, “Carnival and the Artistic Contract,” Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art, Winter 2009

“The Front Row,” Interview on KUHF, November 16, 2009

Interview on Fox 26 News, November 16, 2009

Britt, Douglas, “Outdoor exhibit might add a little surrealism to commute,” Houston Chronicle, October 25, 2009

Galvez, Melissa, “Now You See It…Now You Don’t: Billboards,” KUHF News, November 16, 2009

Gilbert, Dusty, “Beyond the Billboards,” Absolutely in the Loop Magazine, October 2009

University of Houston Art Blog, October, 2009

Yablonsky, Linda, “59 South (Texas) Billboard”

McClintock, Diana, “”Karyn Olivier + Amanda Ross-Ho + Lisa Sigal,” Art Papers, May/June, 2009, p.49-50

Slaski, Jacek, “Made in the USA,” Tip Berlin, March 18, 2009, p.58


Quote sheet for Gwangju Biennale, 2008

Daneri, Anna, “The Carnival of Art”, Mousse, Issue #16, pps. 80-83


Bonetti, David, “Artist makes adult creations from childhood icons,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 11, 2007

Schulze, Troy, “Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art,”June 20, 2007


Johnson, Ken, “Trace,” The New York Times, August 18, 2006, p. E28

Wolin, Joseph, “Trace,” Time Out New York, September 7-13,2006, p.147

Johannesson, Sune, “Varagod och sitt,” Krisitanstadsbladet,2006, p.39

Kazemzadeh, Max, “Karyn Olivier: Time to go home,” Art Lies, Spring 2006

Baker, R.C., “The Gang’s all Here,” The Village voice, September 14



Saltz, Jerry, “Lesser New York,” The Village Voice, March 22

Rockett, Benne, “Karyn Olivier: Winter Hung to Dry,” Austin Chronicle,  July 22, 2005

Heiges, Nathan, “Karyn Olivier in NYC,” January 2005


Moloney, Tim, “The Accidental Artist,” 002 Magazine, February 2003, p.14.

Klaasmeyer, Kelly, “Party on the Patio,” Houston Press, April 10, 2003 p.50

Poulson, Alex, “Oil be damned: Houston Art”, Dazed and Confused, December, 2003, p.180


National Coalition Against Censorship, 2018

A non-profit civil liberties organization in New York City, online series, “Art, Freedom and the Politics of Social Justice”

Essay Contribution, November 2018


Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, 2018

Princeton University Art Museum

Authors: Alan Braddock and Karl Kusserow

Tang Museum Accelerate Series, 2018

Skidmore College

Studio Museum Magazine, 2018/19

Courtesy of Karyn Olivier

Don’t Talk to Strangers, 2014

Edited by Sandino Scheidegger


Eye Around Matter, 2014

Catalogue by Marso

Stocked, Ulrich Museum of Art, 2013

Essay by Emily Stamey

The Art Life—On Creativity and Career, 2012

Edited by Stuart Horodner

Magical Visions, University of Delaware Museum, 2012

Catalogue by Keith Morrison


Imagine Art: in Nature at Wanas, 2012

Essay by Marika Wachtmeister

Next, Contemporary Wing, 2012

Essay by Kalia Brooks

Who Runs the Space Now?, Mexico City, 2011

Essay by Christopher Cozier

Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art, 2010

Edited by Kristina Newman Scott and Yona Backer

Gwangju Biennale

Carnival Within: An Exhibition Made in America Uferhallen, Berlin, 2009

Essay by Sabine Russ and Gregory Volk

Core: Artists and Critics in Residence, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 2008

Essay by Alison de Lima Greene

The 7th Gwangju Biennale: Annual Report Gwangju Biennale, 2008

Essay by Claire Tancons

Black Light White Noise Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2007

Essay by Valerie Cassel


A Closer Look, Laumeier Sculpture Park, 2007

Essay by Shannon Fitzgerald


From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, Crane Arts, 2007

Essay by Sophie Sanders

Air Catalog 001

Quid Pro Quo Studio Museum in Harlem, 2006

Essay by Gregory Volk


Insight Out The Wanas Foundation, 2006

Essay by Brian Sholis


Frequency Studio Museum in Harlem, 2005

Essay by Shamim Momin

Greater NY

Greater New York PS1 Contemporary Art Center, 2005

Essay by Michelle Yun

Women and Their Work

Winter Hung to Dry Women & their Work Gallery, 2005

Essay by Mary Leclere


Core 2003 Exhibition Glasell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2003

Essay by Mary Leclere

Core 2002 Exhibition Glasell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2002

Interview by Lane Relyea

Artist Talks

Zoellner Art Center, Lehigh University, April 12, 2018

University of Oregon, February 4, 2016

Shenkar Multidisciplinary Art School, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 2, 2015

Artist Talk at Diverseworks,October 26, 2009 (Part 1)

Artist Talk at Diverseworks, October 26, 2009 (Part 2)

Artist Talk at Diverseworks, October 26, 2009 (Part 3)

Conversations with Contemporary Artists series at the MoMA, NYC, September 16, 2005

Black Light White Noise Studio Museum in Harlem, 2008Essay by Gregory Volk