Olivia Tripp Morrow
Olivia received her BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University in 2012. She has over a decade of teaching experience and views her identity as an artist and educator to be intrinsically connected. Prior to The Sycamore School, Olivia spent four years working at TechShop, which was a Maker Space in Crystal City funded in part by DARPA and the VA. Olivia took on roles at almost every level of the organization, but she primarily assisted members with their projects, maintained shop equipment, and supervised members to ensure their safety. Olivia also taught a variety of basic safety and advanced techniques across multiple areas of the shop, including: basic wood shop, metal shop, mig welding, laser cutting, 3D printing, lost-wax casting, sandblasting, and powdercoating. Olivia’s ultimate goal as an educator is to empower students to develop the confidence to take risks and to embrace failure as an essential part of learning.
Olivia is also an emerging contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Olivia’s work has been written about in several publications including The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian, East City Art, and others. Her art studio is located at the Arlington Arts Center, where she has been a Resident Artist since 2018. Olivia also serves on the Art Center’s Board of Directors as an Artist Representative, and she is the Chairperson of the DEAI Committee, which she co-founded in 2020 with another board member. You can learn more about Olivia’s art via her website: www.otmorrow.com