Millie Toyin Olateju makes colourful abstract paintings that are the result of play. Spontaneous and process led, they are a means to connect to the present moment. Olateju (b. 1996) lives and works in her hometown, Liverpool, UK. She studied BA Mixed Media Fine Art at the University of Westminster, London, graduating in 2019. She has since been commissioned by the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and Penguin Random House. In 2021, she was a recipient of the Liverpool Biennial x 24 Kitchen Street Artist Research and Development grant. Recent exhibitions include group shows - Refractive Pool: Contemporary Painting in Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2022), and 'Are You Messin'?', Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (2022).