Shaun O'Dell

b. 1968, Beeville, TX

Shaun O'Dell, The History of Itself Being Made Part 1: Score for Hephaestus' Foot, 2017–2018
gouache, ink on paper mounted on canvas mounted on panel, 87 1/2 x 120 inches
selected work
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    Shaun O’Dell (born 1968, Beeville, TX) received a BA from the New College of California, San Francisco, in 2002 and an MFA from Stanford University in 2004. His work has been exhibited widely in the US and internationally. He has won numerous awards and honors including the Tournesol Award (2009, Headlands Center for the Arts), Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship (2006, SF Art Institute), and the Artadia Award (2005, San Francisco). His work is included in a number of permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Bronx Museum of Arts, the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum and the DESTE Foundation of Contemporary Art, O'Dell lives and works in San Francisco.

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