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Olivia was born in 1979 at Quezon City, Philippines. At the age of 4, she immigrated to Rochester, New York. She attended The School of the Arts middle and high school, experiencing vocal music, musical theatre, dance, printmaking, and sculpture in ceramics and wood. Her interest in creative expression led her to visit Central, South and North America, Southeast Asia and Europe. She sought the universal link between individual differences in order to understand the direction of art in America. Her early experiences with art gave her mind the capacity to accept varied forms of art and culture and to see these as expressions of individual and group consciousness.

After receiving Divisional Honors in Ceramic Sculpture with her BFA, cum laude at the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, she decided to embark upon the study of realist drawing, painting and sculpture techniques at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. At the completion of studying and briefly teaching there, she moved her studies to the towns of Carrara and Pietrasanta, Italy to practice techniques in bronze casting and stone carving.

She returned to Rochester, NY in 2010 to make a new home for her ongoing study of the movement of the body.
Olivia’s work is displayed publicly and privately in America, Australia and Europe.