UMSS20 Student Profile: Olivia Bradstreet

Olivia Bradstreet, Student Fine Arts
Paper, Pulp, and Practice: Investigating Connection Through Process Art
Mentored by Ronald Nadeau

Olivia Bradstreet is studying process art with handmade paper as her medium to demonstrate the connections between materials and narrative art. She is making the paper in a self-made, small-scale studio to investigate the connection that an artist has to materials, place, and narrative when using fiber-based materials. Process art focuses on how something is made which allows people to learn more about who they are.

“I hope that by engaging in art-based research I can encourage others in my field to do the same and help create tangible links between art and other disciplines that are research oriented,” says Bradstreet.