Gilda Oliver

Practicing Artist
Author: Gilda Oliver
Credits: Photo by Marc Oliver


"Internationally Known Multi Media Artist"

"Nationally Acclaimed Community Arts Projects Director"

On full page 27 of January Modern Painter's Magazine 2014 issue

Featured 6 page solo article Fine Arts Magazine Dec 2013- January 2014 issue page 20-26

Recent Show ArtBasel Miami Week at Red Dot Fair Dec 3-8 2013 Represented by 25Kadr Gallery

Recent Solo exhibit at 25Kadr Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Opening date: September 22nd, 2013

Cranbrook Art Academy

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

MFA, Fine Arts, June 1997

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Alfred, New York

BFA, Ceramic Sculpture, December 1994

Wells College

Aurora, New York

BFA, Painting & Sculpture, 1984

Cum Laude Graduate

Candidate for DBA from Walden University Doctoral program 2014.

Baltimore. MD.





Boces Vocational Center

Olean, New York

Licensed Practical Nurse 1979-2010






Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project-10x10- CarlisleSchool, Carlisle, PA. 2009

Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project -10x10- Pimlico Elementary-2008

Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects -10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-2002-2005- NYS Council Arts funded

Portrait Sculpture, David McCain, (Done from Life) 2001

Portrait Sculpture, Margaret Gibson, (Done from Life) 2001

Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects -10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-1996-1999-

Michigan Council on the arts funded/ Pewabic Pottery, DetroitMichigan

Portrait Sculpture, B.F. Skinner (Done from Life)

1995 CambridgeCenter for Behavioral Studies

Cambridge, MA

Portrait Sculpture, George Orwell

1988 American Privacy Foundation

Wellesley, MA

Portrait Sculpture, Dr. Cutler-West, (Done from Life)

1988 CambridgeCenter for Behavioral Studies

Cambridge, MA

Portrait Sculpture, Mark Phillips,


Ischua, NY

Portrait Sculpture, Heather

1984 Mackenzie-Childs, Ltd.

Aurora, NY


"Featured on the Cover of "Ceramics Technical" October/November 2008"with 5 page article "

American Ceramics Magazine Naomi Silva Gallery, Gilda Oliver, Recent Works Show Reviewed. 2006-Winter Issue

Art News Magazine, Full Page Gallery Advertisement.  Nov 2000 

Tiffany Comfort Award Nomination, 2000 

Fulbright Finalist, 1997 


Written by art critics/writers about Gilda Oliver 

Ceramic Art and Perception Fall 2009

The poetic art of Gilda Oliver by Denise Carvalho 

Korean Ceramics Monthly

"Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures and Mold Making Techniques" by Shin Yeon Jeon Oct 2005 

Ceramic Art and Perception "Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures" by Walter Kaufmann March 2005

American Ceramics Magazine "Naomi Silva Gallery , Gilda Oliver, Recent Works Show Reviewed" 2006-Winter Issue

Ceramic Review, May/June 2001

"Divine Light" by Paul Spencer

Marrying the Sea by Janice Kulyk Keiffer Gilda Oliver clay sculpture featured front book cover with

Sculpture titled "Penelope's Dream," 1998.

MAGAZINE ARTICLES written by Gilda Oliver

Ceramics Technical magazine- "Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures-Fall 2008 issue 

Ceramics Technical "Oversized Clay Heads and their Molds" January 2006

Ceramics Technical, August 2002, p. 100 "Molds and Glazes for Sculptures"

Ceramics Monthly, May 1997, p. 53.

"Poetic Portraits"

Ceramics Monthly, Sept 1995, p. 71

"Simple Molds and Reduced Luster's"


"Solo exhibit Gilda Oliver's Visual Poetry  at Coppin State University March 3-April 15th 2010"


2005 Sept 9-Oct 10. "Gilda Oliver- Recent Works" Naomi Silva

Atlanta, G.A.

2005 Mar-Apr. "Karma- Recent Works by Gilda Oliver-NCECA 2005 Tour-de-Clay" CarrollMuseum, Baltimore, M.D.

2004 Mar 20 – May 19. "New Sculptures and Murals" Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2004 Feb 10 - Mar 20. "New Sculptures and Drawing" ReginaQuickArtsCenter, St. Bonaventure, NY

2002 Apr 1- May 15. "Spirit Stones 2"

Detroit Contemporary Gallery ,

Grosse Pointe, MI

1998 Jul 31 - Sept 15. "Penelope's Dream," Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI

1995 Sept 14 - Oct 13. "Illuminations," University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Hanley Gallery, Bradford, PA

2001 "Spirit Stones," A.R.C. Gallery

Chicago, IL

1998 Oct 8 - Nov 10. "Dream Fossils," University of Liggit,"


Exhibiting solo from 2006 to present

2005 Winter Show Baltimore Clay Works

Baltimore, M.D.

2005 Walking Clay at Gallery Pahk June-July

Manhattan, N.Y.

2005 July- Sept. Summer Breeze Show at Gallery Pahk Manhattan, N.Y.

2000-2005  Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, 7th Regiment Armory Manhattan, N.Y.

2001 May 18-20. Pewabic Pottery Annual Show, Birmingham, Michigan,

1998 Swords and Plowshares Gallery, Detroit, MI.


2013 Saint Bonaventure University Regina Quick Art Center

2009 University of Bradford, Pittsburgh Campus

2008 Collection of David Swersby and Jane Solstice. Manhattan, N.Y.

2005 Collection of David Swersby and Jane Solstice. Manhattan, N.Y.

2005 Collection of Norman Haskoe

Greenwich, C.N.

2002 LonghouseSculptureGarden,

East Hampton, New York

2001 Renwick Collection. Smithsonian

Institution, Washington, DC.

2001 Edward Roberts Collection, NY, NY

1999 Ron Kuchta, New York, New York

1998 Richard Rollins, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1997 Ray Zimmerman, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1996 Timothy Mast, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1995 David McKain and Margaret Gibson,

Providence, RI

1988 Robert and Jane Saltonstall, Jr.

Concord, Massachusetts

1988 Victoria and Richard Mackenzie- Childs, Ltd., Aurora, New York

1984 Lillian Hellman, New York, New York

1984 WellsCollege, Aurora, New York



"Poetry Reading, Artist Reception Set,"

Olean Times Herald, Nov 20, 1998, p. A10

"Large Seashells Magnify Nature's Glory,"

Detroit Free Press, Keri Cohen, Sept 23, 1998


1997-2013 Loveed Fine Arts, NY, New York

2005-2006 Naomi Silva Gallery Atlanta, G.A.


Foundation Courses

2D and 3D design, color and light, figurative painting and drawing, beginning printmaking, Art History –Western Civ I&2, African Art History. Intro to Modern Art History

Painting and Drawing

Beginning and advanced figurative, including portrait art. Oil, acrylic and watercolor techniques, also abstract techniques


Mixed Media.

Advanced figurative and non-figurative plaster mold making. Bronze casting and all types of resin mold making.


Beginning and Advanced Pottery.

Advanced figurative and non-figurative

Hand building, slab building, specialized techniques: low fire special glaze effects, including oxidation and reduction luster glazes. Plaster mold-making.

Two-Dimensional Arts

Variety of media and techniques including collograph (materials and processes), monoprint and monotype, oil painting, photo oil painting, B/W photographic processes and projection. 

Photoshop CS 

Beginning Photoshop CS 1 & 2 .


All types of beginning printmaking techniques


Qualified to work as a full time college Assistant Art Professor and a K-12 Art teacher in the public and private school system

Employed at present as a full time tenured art teacher K-12 during days/College adjunct art professor during the academic teaching year at CoppinStateUniversity and Baltimore County Community College M-Th evenings.

Certified 2008-2009 In the graduate level art educational pedagogy.

Certified as "Highly Qualified" to teach in the K-12 educational systems nation wide as an art teacher with a Standard 5 year certification until 2014.

Certified with an ADMINSTRATOR 1 certification and an ADULT EDUCATION certification.

Worked one full year as a full time college 3d art professor in 2006/2007 academic year at ClaflinUniversity.

Eight years in the K-12 public and private school system.

14 years as a "Fulltime/Part time" AdjunctCollege and University art teacher.

2007 was voted/awarded , " Best Professor of the year" award, from ClaflinUniversity.

Spring 2008-2009 received a score of 100 on my final cumulative teaching evaluation from my principal working as a high school Resource Art teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System with a Special/ Challenged Education, population of students.

NURSING- Licensed Practical Nurse from 1979-present.

Healthy, Athletic. Currently seeking certification From AAPC to become a Medical coder to enhance my nursing degree.

Employed as a full time tenured art teacher K-12 and College adjunct art professor during the academic teaching year at CoppinStateUniversity and BaltimoreCountyCommunity College. 

Art Teacher-(fulltime) for Special Education Middle and High School level five Students.

BaltimoreCityPublic School System, Baltimore, MD.21218

2007-present, ( yearly evaluation was graded 100)

Assistant Fulltime Professor of 3D at ClaflinUniversity, Orange burg . S.C. 2006 to 2007.

And taught one section each of Beginning Photoshop CS both Fall and Spring Semesters

Teacher at Baltimore Clay Works- Teaching adults and children pottery, clay hand-building, and plaster mold making. .Mural mosaic projects with inner city schools. 2004-2006

Chairperson of Foundation Art Program/ Teacher, and taught Beginning Photoshop CS,

Beginning pottery, 3-D design, print making. St. Bonaventure Univ. 2003

Teacher, Prehistoric and Renaissance-Art History, Beginning Drawing. JamestownCommunity College, Olean, NY 2002-3

Adjunct teacher, Color and Light Theory, 2D-Design. WayneStateUniversity, Detroit, MI 2001-2002

Teacher, advanced and beginning drawing, color & light theory. College of Creative Studies (CCS). Detroit, MI 1999-2001

Teacher, substitute fulltime, all subjects, kindergarten - 8th grade, DetroitFriendsSchool

Detroit, Michigan 1998 - 2001

Teacher, advanced & beginning hand building clay, advanced & beginning tile-making Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI. 1997-8

Director, Corporate Sales and Rentals

Cambridge Art Association. CambridgeMA 1994

Teacher's Assistant. Wells College.

Aurora, New York 1988-1992


Gallery Artist of Loveed Gallery, Sculptural Objects and Functional Art.

NY, NY 2003


Gilda Oliver- Recent Works

Naomi Silva

Atlanta, G.A.

2005 Sept 9-Oct 10

"New Sculptures and Drawings"

The ReginaQuickArtsCenter

Olean. NY. 2004

2003 Mar -Apr


Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project

10x10- CarlisleSchool, Carlisle, PA. 2009-Funded by the PA Council on the Arts

Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project

10x10- Pimlico Elementary-2008

Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects

10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-2002-2005- NYS Council on the arts funded

HunterCollege Silk screening on clay/December 2007 Baltimore Clayworks

Baltimore, MD 2005-6 Tile making for adults and students


Tile making for 100 + clients. Olean, NY. 2003

Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts

50 ceramic tile and pottery-making, drawing portrait workshops. Olean, NY. 2002-3

Seneca Indian Reservation

Giant ceramic tile mosaic. Miniature tiles and pottery throwing. Salamanca, NY 2002-3.

Detroit Academy of Art & Academics

Ceramic "Mathematical mural" 1000+ pieces. A.C.E.S. Art Centered Educational Methods to improve math skills. Special glaze techniques including liquid gold and iridescent Persian luster. Detroit, MI 1997-2001

University of Liggit School

Hand pressed clay into plaster molds for hand-building clay sculptures. Grosse Pointe, MI 1998.

RESIDENCIES Coppin StateUniversity

Ceramic Department Starting March 2008

HunterCollege Ceramic Department 2007-2008, Manhattan, New York

Baltimore Office of Arts and Promotions-Mural Tile/Mosaic Project

PimlicoElementary School,

Baltimore, MD

Mar -Apr 2006

Pewabic Pottery

Artist in residence

Detroit, MI

Aug 1997 - Aug 1998

University of Liggit Artist in Residence

Grosse Pointe, MI

Oct 1998 - Nov 1998


Available Upon Request