Press

M. Pettee Olsen collaborates with master printer David Lantow in New York City (Video)

Thingly Affinities — An online symposium directed by Taney Roniger, December 4-13, 2020

Michael Paglia, “Six Women Take Separate Paths at an Impressive Group show at Havu,” Westword, July 3, 2019

The paintings of M. Pettee Olsen at William Havu Gallery, Women In Abstraction 2019

“All of Pettee Olsen’s paintings have an ethereal glow, almost glistening…” — Michael Paglia, arts writer, Westword (a Village Voice publication)

Pettee Olsen in her studio

“Ucross Foundation Announces Spring Artists-In-Residence,” Artforum, March 6, 2019

Claire Selvin, “Ucross Foundation Announces Spring Artists-In-Residence,” Art News, March 6, 2019

Pettee Olsen’s studio at the Ucross Foundation.

“…an accomplished painter whose brushwork offers much to contemplate and absorb… Her mark-making evokes image-editing software with graphic overlays, howling blank space, and chaotic trails of paint that weave sometimes fluidly, sometimes jarringly, though one another .”  — Alexander Castro, art critic and curator

Allan McCollum, 1001 Modern Artists You Should Know, artarchives.net, 2018

Michael Paglia, “808 Projects shows Margaret Pettee Olsen, Karen Roehl, Nina Tachiva,” Westword, November 14, 2018

Stephanie Grilli, 808, “Relay,” 808 Projects, November 1, 2018

“Pettee Olsen’s canvases are mutable perceptual events that partake of ambiguity, boundlessness, and sensation.” — Stephanie Grilli, Art Historian, PhD Yale

Susan Froyd, “Things to do for Denver Arts Weeks,” Westword, November 1, 2018

Cameron Keith Gainer and Olga Viso Statement for Made In Colorado

Ray Rinaldi, “Made In Colorado,” The Denver Post, November 1, 2018

Michael Paglia, “Review: Artists Come Together for Goodwin’s Last Show,” Westword, November 20, 2018

RISD, “Colorado Women In Abstraction,” RISD XYZ, Winter, 2017

Ray Rinaldi, “Colorado Women In Abstraction,” The Denver Post, October 7, 2016

“Pettee Olsen’s series of large scale canvases mimic the vacancy of digital overlays using only paint and the incredibly emotive hands of the painter herself.”— Elizabeth Lee, Arts, writer, Art New England, November 2016

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