Leanne Olson is a photo-based artist based in Edmonton. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Film & Media Studies from the University of Alberta and has maintained a photography practice since 110mm film was around. Olson’s practice centres on documenting impermanence and adaptation to changing environmental conditions. Olson also has a history of engaging with the community, with experience as a lead artist in the print studio at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and as an ongoing community art project facilitator with the Bissell Centre in Edmonton. In 2017, she completed residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Artscape on Toronto Island, and her solo show, Last Resort, opened at SNAP Gallery. Since February of 2018, Olson has been the first artist in residence at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.