Michael Olito, b. 1942
Thorgeir’s Bull, 1977
oil on canvas
St. John’s College, east of Schultz Theatre

Born in Gimli, Manitoba, Michael Olito is a visual and performance artist. He was photography editor for David Arnason’s The Icelanders, co-authored The Best Possible Face: L.B. Foote’s Winnipeg with Douglas Smith, and is the author of the acclaimed novel, Atli’s Tale. (49th shelf, ACP, http://49thshelf.com/Contributors/O/Olito-Michael, accessed Feb.27, 2014). More works by Olito, including recent exhibition at Fleet Gallery, March 2014.


University of Manitoba Library Resources
Information on Michael Olito, CCCA Database

2009-04-08 (Segment 015). Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2009. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/190605301?accountid=14569

“Drawing a Line: The Art of Michael Olito.” Border Crossings 5, no. 3 (05, 1986): 22-23. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215563218?accountid=14569

“Grisly Bare the Lost Bundefjord Expedition].” Border Crossings 19, no. 3 (08, 2000): 11. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215535880?accountid=14569

“OADC: MO/93-PAG (Michael Olito/93-Porcus Avant Gardis: Olito’s Artistic Alternative to the EH-101 Helicopter).” Border Crossings 12, no. 2 (Spring, 1993): 54-55. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215541809?accountid=14569

Bochonko, Helen and Chris Dooley. “The TimeLinks Image Archive: A Case Study in using Photographic Images in Teaching about Ethnic Relations.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 32, no. 3 (2000): 172. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215637291?accountid=14569

Boultbee, Paul G. “Icelandic-Canadian Bibliography.” Canadian Ethnic Studies 29, no. 3 (1997): 82-94. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215638820?accountid=14569

Greenhill, Pauline and Anne Brydon. “Revisiting Curatorial Controversy: A Review of Questions that Remain After Paintings by a Serial Killer are Forgotten.” C Magazine no. 57 (Feb, 1998): 19. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/215532807?accountid=14569

Olito, Michael. “Running the World Properly: The Brother I always Wanted.” Prairie Fire 22, no. 1 (Spring, 2001): 14-15. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/200837328?accountid=14569

Vaughan, R. M. “Live in the Centre. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg.” Canadian Art 21, no. 4 (Winter, 2004): 82-83. http://search.proquest.com.proxy2.lib.umanitoba.ca/docview/216880455?accountid=14569.



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