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 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, AFoundation Liverpool, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, Walter and McBean Gallery San Francisco Art Institute, Susan Inglett Gallery in New York city, the Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Pierogi Gallery Leipzig, InSitu Gallery Paris, Whitebox Gallery New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York and Kerry Inman Gallery Houston. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. O'Dell received his MFA from Stanford. He is the recipient of the 2010 Tournesol Award, 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 has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Art Institute and CCA. He is the co-organizer of The New New Masses lecture series and THE SOMETHING a mobile inter-media hoedown.
Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts