After graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in Art History, Olivia Parker began to make and photograph ephemeral constructions in 1973. Represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Parker's work has been published in three monographs and in numerous magazines here and abroad. Also, she has lectured extensively and conducted many workshops. In 1996 she received a Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award. Residencies include Dartmouth College, MacDowell Colony, and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.