Born 1984, Rio de Janeiro
Lives and works in Oregon
Milla Oliveira is a socially engaged artist whose chosen media includes painting, sculpting, movement and site-specific creative laboratories. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, she has learned and taught in various institutions, ranging from informal settings in public and domestic spaces to university classrooms. She received her BFA degree in Painting from Oregon State University , and was the recipient of numerous honorary grants and scholarships, including OSU`s Hellen Plinckiewich scholarship.
Oliveira regularly facilitates artistic laboratories that stimulate public connection to contemporary art. She works with individuals of all ages who perform in diverse professional fields. In both studio and social practice, Oliveira`s work aims to provoke sensations of vitality and cultivate the sensorial. Her work calls attention to sensory forces operating in our bodies and the systems that engage us.