Out of Ice is the latest of Ogilvie’s many works that meld ice and water with ambient sound and refractive and projected light to create intense, immersive experiences. By isolating ice and water from their natural habitats, Ogilvie presents the subtle variations that occur as one material changes to another, encouraging the viewer to contemplate their fundamental qualities and shared origin.
Ogilvie has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including recent solo shows at Dundee Contemporary Arts and Contemporary Art Space Osaka [CASO]. In the last twenty years she has had solo shows at Arnolfini, Bristol; Fruitmarket, Edinburgh; Mead Gallery, Warwick; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; CCA, Glasgow; Stephen Lacey Gallery, London; Odapark Netherlands; and Daegu C.A.C., South Korea. She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh where she was a lecturer.
In 2013 Ogilvie, artist Deirdre Robertson and curator/editor Jane Warrilow co-founded Lateral Lab, a Scottish based organisation aimed at facilitating the Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists, and managing projects combining contemporary culture, natural heritage and science.
Ogilvie’s future projects include A2B, a major exhibition, publication and education programme about the life and work of environmental artist Robert Callender taking place in Edinburgh, Dundee and Fife in 2015; and GOING IN, a project in collaboration with Deidre Robertson and Disney Research, celebrating “the sublime” in relation to the volcanic geomorphology and waterways, which have shaped the city of Dundee. GOING IN launches in 2017. For further information see Future Projects.