Olga Brindar was born in St. Petersburg, Russia; she was raised and formally educated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. A bicultural product of her international upbringing and an avid student of world travel, Olga's unique perspective into the visual world is evidenced in her work. Subject matter is largely comprised of friends, family, and strangers, interwoven with animal totems and floral symbolism. Personal and often autobiographical in nature, Olga's often larger-than-life-size drawings and paintings offer insight into her dreams and nightmares, family background, and her tenuous relationship with the world as it is versus her magic-laced understanding of it. Her body of work is a glimpse into the vignette that is her mutable and ephemeral perception of the living world.