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Olivia Tawzer graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the spring of 2021 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. While at UTC, she chaired the Student Advisory Committee, received the Carol Barnias Memorial scholarship, was awarded the Outstanding Senior award, and won the Studio Break podcast undergraduate student competition. Olivia’s work addresses the topics of family, grief, memory, and gender roles in the South, with painting and sculpture being her main mediums. She often draws from stories told to her by her family or personal experience to create her narratives. Olivia currently works as a tattoo artist in downtown Chattanooga and is a contributor for the digital collective and residency Mineral House Media, where she conducts and publishes interviews and studio visits with artists in and beyond the South East.