olek is a crochet artist based in new york city whose work is frequently featured in public space. olek’s art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. with the old fashion technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes.

olek (10 articles)

olek is a crochet artist based in new york city whose work is frequently featured in public space. olek’s art explores sexuality, feminist ideals and the evolution of communication through colors, conceptual exploration and meticulous detail. with the old fashion technique of crocheting, she has taken the ephemeral medium of yarn to express everyday occurrences, inspirations and hopes to create a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and psychological processes.

sep 04, 2016

olek wraps two scandinavian homes in hot pink crochet

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in kerava, finland and in avesta, sweden, the artist used her emblematic material to canvas the entire »

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aug 21, 2014

crochet artist olek in the deep-end with underwater time bomb

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despite her good intentions and positive message to open people's eyes to the state of our oceans, the artist »

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jul 29, 2014

olek crochets flip-flops and sandals for summer shoe series

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a typical flip flop, wedge bootie, sandal pump, and peep-toe high-heel comprise the collection of vibrantly »

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mar 02, 2013

olek: the end is far

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jonathan levine gallery is currently showing a series of new pieces from the crochet artist olek.

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