Lizette Olivas

(El Monte, CA, b. 1986)

Olivas employs medium and large format cameras as her preferred method of documentation. In 2014, she earned her B.A. in Studio Art from UCLA. She works primarily in chemical-based photographic processes, however indulges in digital output sporadically. Utilizing traditional photographic methods, allows Olivas to fuses portraiture and photo-journalistic imagery to create work that confronts destitution, familial relationships, and emptiness.

 She seeks to explore socio-economic disparity through the convergence of aesthetic visual representation and community. Olivas has exhibited in a wide range of venues, but most notably at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Her work can be found in multiple private collections all throughout California.

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Current Aesthetic Queries


Untitled  | © Lizette Olivas

Untitled  | © Lizette Olivas

San Bernardino Train Station | © Lizette Olivas

San Bernardino Train Station | © Lizette Olivas


Oktoberfest | © Lizette Olivas

Oktoberfest | © Lizette Olivas

White Privilege | © Lizette Olivas

White Privilege | © Lizette Olivas

Waterman Discount Mall | © Lizette Olivas

Waterman Discount Mall | © Lizette Olivas


Life is too short, so love the one you got... | © Lizette Olivas

Life is too short, so love the one you got... | © Lizette Olivas