Artist Projects

Inbound: Houston

Karyn Olivier

Inbound: Houston is a temporary public art installation on interstate billboards surrounding Houston, TX. In October and November 2009, Olivier converted 13 billboard advertisements on Houston’s freeways to photographic representations of the landscape that exists directly behind the billboard structures. In addition, Olivier collaborated with two composers who created musical scores to accompany the billboards and made the soundtrack available on Houston’s NPR station. She premiered two videos made to accompany a live performance of these compositions on November 17, 2009 at Moores Opera House at the University of Houston.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Oliver premieres videos made to accompany a live performance of the Inbound: Houston musical soundtrack at Moores Opera House, University of Houston

  • 2009: Inbound:Houston launches throughout Houston’s major freeways in October, with a launch party hosted by DiverseWorks

  • 2007: An iteration of Inbound: Houston is displayed on Highway 59 South in Houston

  • Artists

    Karyn Olivier

    Karyn Olivier, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, received her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BA at Dartmouth College. Olivier has exhibited …


  • Events

    Nov 14 – Mar 14, 2010
    Karyn Olivier is featured in a group exhibition at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT

    Nov 12 – Mar 13, 2010
    Karyn Olivier is featured in a group exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in NYC

    Oct 26 – Nov 22, 2009
    Karyn Olivier's Creative Capital supported project Inbound: Houston premieres in Houston, TX

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  • Project News

    October 26, 2009
    Karyn Olivier premieres Creative Capital project "Inbound: Houston"

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