Alis Olsen

Environmental Artist


Alis Olsen

ALIS OLSEN is an Environmental Artist who lives and works in St. Paul. She uses natural materials to create sculptures that explore our relationship with Nature. She sometimes works outdoors making site specific installations that enhance what is already there. She has exhibited widely, both locally and across the country. Her work reminds us to take better care of our natural resources as well as connecting us with the beauty of the earth.

A photographer as well as a sculptor, she received her MFA in 1983 from the University of Minnesota. She is active in WARM (The Women's Art Registry of Minnesota), served as its president in 2002, and, through that organization, has mentored young artists since 1994.

She was founder and director of WOODSWORK, an Environmental Art Project that had artists creating art work in natural settings as well as exhibiting related work in galleries. She has taught Environmental Art Workshops in State Parks, on her land in Colorado as well as other outdoor venues.

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