Video: KQED Arts Presents "In the Gallery with Olek"
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Video: KQED Arts Presents "In the Gallery with Olek"

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 03, 2014
Olek, who was featured in our February 2014 issue, was back in San Francisco recently for her installation at White Walls Project Space. Watch this video by KQED Arts as they go behind the scenes with her as she installs the new piece and discusses her artistic path, process and intentions.
Olek "I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet" @ White Walls Project Space, SF
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Olek "I Haven’t a Single Explorer on My Planet" @ White Walls Project Space, SF

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Featured in our February 2014 issue, we love to see Olek back in San Francisco, with the installation "I Haven't A Single Explorer On My Planet" at the White Walls Project Space. As with much of Olek's work, there are political undertones and messages to be discovered... 
February 2014 On Sale Now: Mel Kadel, F. Scott Hess, Olek + More
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February 2014 On Sale Now: Mel Kadel, F. Scott Hess, Olek + More

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Here we are, at another New Year, ready for 12 great months ahead. This particular year for Juxtapoz is a little different, as we are celebrating 20 years of independent publishing throughout 2014, and what better than kick off the calendar year with a cover by Mel Kadel and an issue appreciating the subtle details of contemporary art. From New Wave Handmade Art, classic pop surrealism, and DIY public art, February 2014 properly sends us into our 20th year... 
Doggie Diner Heads Crocheted by Olek in San Francisco
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Doggie Diner Heads Crocheted by Olek in San Francisco

Street Art // Saturday, September 07, 2013
If you have lived in the Bay Area for any significant amount of time, chances are you have seen these three bizarre dog heads loitering around in various locations. They always pop up where you least expect them to be!  As if their presence was not strange enough already, crochet artist, Olek made a trip to San Francisco and added some serious colorm, transforming them into an impossible not to notice spectacle.
Olek crochet covers locomotive train in Poland
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Olek crochet covers locomotive train in Poland

Street Art // Wednesday, July 17, 2013
In just two days, Olek covered an entire locomotive and an additional two other train cars with her brightly colored, rainbow-camouflage crochets in Lodz, Poland. The covering will be up until August 19th. Check out some of the pictures!

Olek's crocheted Billboard in Oakland

Street Art // Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  It’s Possible that Olek might be the first to crochet an entire billboard after this one with the word “Boys” was put up in Oakland, California. The artist dedicated the Billboard to the Billboard Liberation Front who is known for their high profile advertising takeovers and if you’re in the Oakland it’s located at Peralta St. and 36th.  

Preview: Olek "The End is Far" @ Jonathan LeVine, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 22, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present The End Is Far, a series of new works, a site-specific installation and live performance by Polish-born, New York-based artist Olek, in what will be her second solo exhibition at the gallery. Known for her bold work and vivacious persona, Olek’s ever-expanding interventions involve covering a multitude of people and objects in camouflage-patterned crochet including: bicycles, cars, shopping carts, construction vehicles and prominent public art sculptures such as Wall Street’s Charging Bull; Alamo (Astor Place cube) and Gato de Botero in Barcelona.

Olek's creates new piece while awaiting sentencing

Street Art // Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Polish-born New York-based crochet artist, Olek, recently completed this multi-paneled piece using the words “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” a quote once written in a famous letter by the prominent leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King. She made this particular piece in response to her legal troubles in London, where an unfortunate encounter with a drunken man had landed her in jail.

Olek Covers Einstein Sculpture in Washington D.C

Street Art // Friday, August 03, 2012
Olek recently crochet covered a large sculpture of Albert Einstein while she was visiting Washington D.C. The New York-based artist was included and in town for ithe “40 under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.

Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.
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