Olivia Beens is a New York-based sculptor born in Haarlem, Netherlands. Her work focuses on using both abstract and figurative elements in her current body of work. Her solo exhibitions and performances include Triple Play, Westbeth Gallery, New York City (2009) and Unsettled Spirits, Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York City (2001). Her group exhibitions include Fridge Art Fair, Miami, FL (2013) and Lasting Legacy/The Journey of You/AARP, Leroy Nieman Gallery, New York City (2013). Her fellowships include the Teaching Fellowship to India, Rubin Museum of Art (2006); Fullbright-Hayes/Teach Turkey Fellowship, University of Arizona (2001); and the Artists Fellowship, Mac Dowell Colony (1987, 1990). Beens received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and an M.F.A. from Hunter College.