Olivia Mròz was born in 1989, Melbourne Australia - where she currently works and resides. She holds a Bachelor of Photography (Fine Art) from Photography Studies College completed in 2015. She is currently in enrolled in a Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Since childhood, Mròz has been drawn to the world of art. She purchased her first analogue camera at thirteen years of age, and has been shooting ever since. Today her art practice is dynamic and multifaceted. Predominantly she is a photographer, specialising in both digital and analogue. Within her practice she paints, draws and creates text-based media. Her work is self-reflexive and examines the interconnectedness of the emotional state and trauma.
Mròz has exhibited in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally including: Performative Exhibition, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Poland (2016); A Process 2.0 on Der Greif Online (2016); the IPF Photoprize at The Goodcopy (2016); the FOCUS Festival in Abbotsford (2016); a Calin Kruze curated slideshow, OBSCURA Festival, Penang (2015); Thirty One, OKLA Gallery, Collingwood (2015); Photobook Melbourne Festival, The Baron Said, Fitzroy (2015); NOBODY, China House, OBSCURA Festival, Penang (2015).
Mròz has also self-published two photobooks: Hidden Places (2014) and Two Can Keep A Secret If One Of Them Is Dead (2014) which was included in The National Gallery Of Victoria’s Art Book Fair (2016).
Selected awards, prizes, publications and press include: Dienatch Magazine, issue 16, pages 48-49; an Honourable Mention in the Fine Art Category for the Monochrome Awards (2017); awarded Excellence in Reflection and Self Expression, Photography Studies College (2016); short listed in the IPF Photoprize (2016); received a Silver Award, AIPP Espon State Award (2015) and short-listed for the Photo Book Melbourne Festival (2015).
In 2011 Mròz co-founded an online magazine Youth In Revolt (2011-2013). During this time she curated two group exhibitions: at the Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford (2012) and The Reverence Hotel, Footscray (2011).
Mròz’s works are part of the National Library of Australia, Canberra; Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Melbourne; and private collections in Germany and throughout Australia.