Shaun O’Dell

Shaun O’Dell makes drawings, videos, music and sometimes sculpture. His work explores the intertwining realities of the human and natural orders. O’Dell has exhibited his work at many venues, including the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Whitebox in New York, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. O’Dell received his MFA from Stanford University. He is the recipient of the 2006 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute, 2005 Artadia Award, 2004 SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and a 2002 Fleishhacker Foundation Award. He is currently teaching at University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts, and is the co-organizer of The New New Masses, a lecture series on Art and Politics.


Born 11.08.68
Beeville, Texas

Education

Stanford University, MFA
New College of California, BA Humanities

Selected Solo Shows

12.14 “By Cloud” Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
05.14 “Mourning Air,” Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
12.12 Jack Hanley Gallery, NYC
12.12 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
05.11 “Feeling Easy Feelings,” Kerry Inman Gallery Houston, Texas
03.10 “Loomings,” Susan Inglett, NYC
01.09 “Sound From A Rock,” Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
12.08 “Sound From A Rock,” Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
02.08 “We Remember The Sun,” Susan Inglett Gallery New York
06.07 PORTAL OH! PORTAL: James Harris Gallery, Seattle
01.07 Inman Gallery, “Road Ghosts Coming; Landscapes of Blood: From “SKULL PILE TO THE SUN”, Houston, Texas
07.06 “Skull Pile To The Sun”, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
01.05 San Francisco SF MOMA, SECA Award Show, San Francisco
09.04 “Last Stand of the Invisible Hand”, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
01.04 “Mythoprismatic Extraction Stratigraphy from the Confluence at Titusville Deluge”, Jack Hanley Galllery, San Francisco
03.02 "Errand Projections from Pilgrim Glacier", Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco
03.01 "The Psychic Cinema Archives", Gallery 16, San Francisco
03.01 New Image Arts, Los Angeles
11.00 Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
06.99 ESP, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions

02.14 “The Possible” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
06.12 dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany
05.12 "In Protest" Berkeley Art Museum
03.12 "50 Years of Bay Area Art," San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art
10.11 FRIEZE Art Fair, Jack Hanley Gallery
10.10 Salt Lake Art Center
04.10 “The Economy Of The Gift,” AFoundation, Liverpool03.09 “Salt Peanuts” Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
06.08 “We Remember The Sun”, Walter and Mc Bean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
05.08 “Making History”, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
01.07 “Euphorion”, Pierogi, Leipzig
11.06 “How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”, Curated by Will Bradley, Wattis Institute, San Francisco
09.06 Some Translations by Harrell Fletcher (Participation in Harrell Fletcher project) In Situ, Paris
09.06 “The Searchers”, White Box, New York City
06.06 Artadia Award Show, Wattis Institute, San Francisco
10.05 Consume(d): Acts of Creative and Critical Resistance, Georgian Trade Center, Tiblisi, Georgia
09.05 “Mental Maps”, Dorsky Curatorial Program, Queens NY
07.05 “Little Odyssey’s”, Group Show at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City
06.05 Berkeley Art Museum, Fleishhacker Award Show, Berkeley
09.04 “First Happiness” University of New York, Albany NY
05:04 “Majority Whip”, White Box, NY
03.04 Storyline, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
01.04 Gallerie Anne deville Poix, Paris
09.03 “Now Is Over” New Image Art, Los Angeles
02.03 New Acquisitions Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
01.03 International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
10.02 Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
07.02 When Will I Ever Be Simple Again, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
06.02 Fast Forward II, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley
09.01 "Marked" Bay Area Drawing at Hunter College, New York City

Upcoming Shows

April 2015, Galerie Anne De Ville Poix, Paris
May 2015, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

Awards

2009 Tournesol Award
Diebenkorn Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institue, 2006
Artadia Fund for Art, 2006
SECA Award, 2005
Murphy Fellowship, 2003
Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, 2002
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, 2002
Bay Gaurdian "Goldie" for outstanding local artist, 2001

Residencies

Island Press, Washington University, St Louis, 2013
2009 Tournesol Award
Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Project Studio 2002

Collections

Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York
New York Museum of Modern Art, New York
DESTE Foundation
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
UC Berkeley Museum, Berkeley
FOR-SITE Foundation, Nevada City, California
M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco
Progressive Insurance Collection, Chicago
JPMorgan Chase Collection, New York
Microsoft, Seattle
UCSF, San Francisco

Selected Bibliography

2013, Wall Street Journal, “Coloring In Lines Of Humanity,” Peter Plagens
2013, The New Yorker, “Shaun O’Dell,” Staff
2011, ‘Paradigm Shifts: Walter and McBean Galleries Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute (2006-2011) Hou Hanru
2011, Fifty Years Of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, SFMOMA
Oct.-Nov. 2011 ARTnews
June 3, 2011 Houston Chronicle
Summer 2010, BOOKFORUM
April 2010, ARTFORUM
From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association, Princeton Architectural Press, 2010
April 2009, Houston Chronicle
March 2009, ARTFORUM
July/August 2007 Art on Paper
March 2007, Frieze, “How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”
Jan/ Feb 2007 Art Week, “How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”
Aug. 2006, Artnet, L.A. Confidential
Nov/Dec. 2005: Art on Paper, “The Year in Prints”
Oct/Nov. 2005, Art Papers, San Francisco, Abraham Orden
August 19, 2005: New York Times, "Little Odysseys" by Roberta Smith
May/June 2005: Art on Paper, "New Drawings in San Francisco" by Glen Helfand
May 10, 2005: San Francisco Gate, "2004 SECA Award" by Alison Bing
February 23, 2005: San Francisco Weekly, "Draw You In: Four Bay Area Artists Seek Connection" by Adrienne Gagnon
February 7, 2005: artnet.com, "San Francisco Days" by Abraham Orden
September 24, 2004: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Shaun O’Dell's 'Last Stand' Drawings Sound a Wake-up Call" by Judy Wagonfeld
January 16, 2004: San FranciscoGate, "Shaun O’Dell" by Alison Bing

Teaching Experience

Fall 2014, First Year Drawing, California College Of Art
Fall 2014, Thesis Seminar, California College Of Art
Fall 2014 Graduate Tutorials, California College Of Art
Summer 2014, CCA Marfa Fieldwork Project, Marfa, TX
Spring 2014, Thesis Seminar, California College Of Art
Fall 2013, Thesis Seminar, California College Of Art
Summer 2013, CCA Marfa Fieldwork Project, Marfa, TX
Spring 2013, Undergraduate Tutorial, San Francisco Art Institute
Spring 2013, Dialogues and Practices Seminar, California College Of Art
Spring 2013, Thesis Seminar, California College Of Art
Fall 2012, Thesis Seminar, California College Of Art
Summer 2012, "Feeling It Out", California College Of Art
Spring 2012 Graduate Seminar, 'Fiction As Theory" California College Of Art
Fall 2011 Graduate Seminar, "The Sublime All The Time" California College Of Art
Fall 2010 Graduate Tutorials, California College Of Art
Fall 2010 Graduate Seminar, "Flux" California College Of Art
Spring 2009 Graduate Seminar, California College Of Art
Fall 2008 Graduate Tutorials, California College Of Art
Spring 2008 Graduate Seminar, California College Of Art
Fall 2007 Drawing and Composition, UC Berkeley
Fall 2007 Graduate Tutorials, California College of Art
Spring 2007 Drawing 1, San Francisco Art Institute
Spring 2007 Graduate Multi-Disciplinary Seminar, California College of Arts
Fall 2006 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Drawing 3 + Graduate Critique Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute
Fall 2006 New New Masses Lecture Series on Art and Politics, SFAI
Fall 2005 Graduate Tutorials, California College of Arts
Winter 2005 Drawing I, UC Berkeley
Winter 2005 Senior Projects, California College of Arts
Winter 2005 Graduate Tutorials, California College of Arts
Fall 2004 Graduate Tutorials, California College of Art
Winter 2003 Drawing for non-majors, Stanford University
2002-2004 TA duties in Stanford MFA program

Public Lecture Series

The New New Masses Series On Art And Politics, San Francisco Art Institute, Fall 2007
Featured Speakers for The New New Masses Series I, Amy Balkin, Snehal Shingavi, Will Bradley, Jordan Kantor, Harrell Fletcher, RIGO23, Ken Worthy, Beth Mangini

Student Collaborations

The SOMETHING, 2008-Present