Self-taught artist Hector Olvera, grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico interested mathematics and engineering. He has worked as a professional industrial electrician for years before realizing his passion for mosaics. It is the processes of cutting large sheets of glass into extremely small pieces into precise but simplistic geometric design made from local materials that is fascinating and inspires the creation of his mosaics.
Emerging artist Stephanie Roman-Olvera grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and moved to the Seattle area over a decade ago. In her youth, she studied watercolor painting under Carolynn Scott Risk at Northwestern Michigan College and has a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from University of Washington. Currently she collaborates with Hector Olvera as a stained mosaic artist in their company Olvera Design and independently designs landscapes.
As an evolving artist, Stephanie is exploring the integration of art in the natural landscape. She believes art is a process; it should not be just placed in a space to view, rather reflect and unfold in the moment with the materials to educate and create unique experiences.
2016 Installed Permanent Art Installation, Moorlands Elementary
2016 Installed Permanent Art Installation, Schack Art Center
2014 Awarded Partnership Award, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce
2014 Installed Temporary Art Installation, 4Culture, Kirkland, WA
2014 Awarded American Society of Landscape Architecture
Award of Honor
2013 Featured Artist, Tasty, Seattle
2012 Installed Temporary Art Installation, City of Redmond
2011 Awarded Art in the Park, 2nd Best in Show, Boise Art Museum
2011 Installed Permanent Art Installation, Schack Art
2011 Awarded Artist of the Month, Women’s Wellness Center, Everett