Minka Wallace is a Portland-based artist, educator, and activist. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at Portland State University in 2005 and will finish a Masters in Education from Concordia in 2020.
In 2012 she founded the Olivia Darlings a landbased synchronized swimming dance collective. The group connects folks to the magic of water. Working with musicians, activist, and community organizations The Olivia Darlings create work that leaves the audience asking questions and looking for answers. You could see them flash-mob style in the mall, performing at retirement homes, bookstores, theaters, festivals, museums, and water fountains around Portland.
Wallace produced music video, Ponce Pilato, for Portland’s Y la Bamba. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Portland Monthly, Oregonian, Willamette Week, and Portland Mercury.
Wallace is working to develop a new piece for the plight of wild Chinook salmon and the Southern Resident Orcas.