Naomi Oliver has an art practice based in digital video and animation, sound, and performance art. Her current work often investigates defects in technology, such as corrupted digital imagery, as well as flaws in psychology, the body and our environment.
In 2017 and 2018, Oliver has contributed to Vivid Sydney projects, including working for Dlux Mediarts to create a collaborative wearable tech piece for sARTorial '17. Alongside prominent Western Sydney video artists, and mentored by Stephen Jones (Severed Heads), Naomi collaborated with musicians on the autism spectrum (as part of the Information and Cultural Exchange's Club Weld program in 2016) to create experimental video clips using analogue video synthesis equipment.
In 2015, Oliver won the Zinewest Best Image Award and in 2014, Oliver was awarded the Peacock Gallery & Auburn Arts Studio Residency and Mentorship Award, culminating in a solo show entitled Pixelated.
For the last ten years, she has exhibited work and collaborated with artists in both Australia and internationally, and was an artist-in-residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Hämeenkyrö, Finland (2011) and also at The Lock-up Gallery art residency in Newcastle, NSW (2011). Since 2004, Oliver has maintained a collaborative art practice with fellow Sydney artist, Liam Benson, called The Motel Sisters.
Completing her Bachelor of Fine arts (Honours) in 2003 at the University of Western Sydney, she currently lives and works in the Blue Mountains.