(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.