Olivia Su

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Recent A&D Graduate

Olivia Su is a former A&D senior. She would currently describe herself (as she types this bio) as hungry and tired. Though perhaps (at this very moment) a little more hungry than she is tired. Typically when hunger ensues, she consumes enough until she falls into a deep food coma. When fatigued, she sleeps until her stomach bellows. Somehow, between these episodes of unconsciousness and starvation, artwork is produced. Olivia is starting to feel uncomfortable writing in the third person, and can safely say she hasn't gotten any better at composing brief descriptions of herself.

Posts by Olivia Su

I’m Edumacated Now

a few things I wish I had known as a shortsighted A&D senior

Post-graduation concerns may seem to be untimely at the start of a new school year, but there are a few things I wish I had known as a shortsighted A&D senior…

1) Four years of accumulated art garbage- I mean work, will be the bane of your moving out experience.

Though most of my interests were focused on digital works by the end of my college career, I had dabbled extensively in sculpture (of which included metal, wood, and ceramic materials). The result was weird looks from strangers at the bus stop as I carried an infant-sized donkey, and Obama’s decapitated head back to my apartment – a few examples of a plethora of works I had to deal with after classes ended.

No donkey left behind.

I put cookies, not good ideas, into Obama's head.

Ultimately, I had about 250 pounds worth of inconveniently-sized pieces to handle as I scrambled to move out. I...

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IP in Reflection

Looking back on Integrative Project.

Now that I’m finally on the other side, I can very confidently say that the grass is greener – in fact, it’s verdurous. It’s so lush that even my parents would consider putting aside their large jars of kimchi to graze on it, and they love Korean pickled lettuce.

However, if I could do it all over again, there are definitely a few things I’d change.

What I wish I had known before IP:

1) Do not take a full course load for both semesters as an IP student.

No, this is not vomit... Though the color scheme is puke-worthy. This was my schedule Fall 2009.

See the reddish brown? That means “overlap.” Unfortunately, U of M doesn’t readily give out Time-Turners, so I wasn’t able to pull a Hermione Granger and be in multiple places at once. However, I did happen to own several very realistic cardboard cut-outs of myself and therefore appeared not to play hooky...

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