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Jennifer Odem

1404 Joliet St.
New Orleans, LA 70118, U.S.A.
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Phone: 504-914-2305

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Jennifer Odem

1404 Joliet St.   New Orleans, LA 70118

(504) 914 - 2305


Solo Exhibitions


2013      Interpretations: House and Universe, Recent Work by Jennifer Odem, Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, 

New Orleans, LA

2012      Falling From Sleep, Jennifer Odem Sculptures and Drawings, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2009 A Discourse in Abstraction: Jennifer Odem and NOMA’s Permanent Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, 

      New Orleans, LA

        Blue Fence, Aorta Projects, Upper Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA 

2008 The St. Rose Project, Site-Specific Sculpture, Commission, St. Rose, LA

2006 Jennifer Odem, Sculpture and Drawing, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Island, Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, Site-specific Installation

2003 Displaced, Ewing Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN 

  Unearthed, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA 

2002 Recent Sculpture, Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, NY

  Digging for Pearls, Marguerite Oestreicher Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2001 Opened Ground, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX, catalog

1999 Cart Variations, Proposition Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1998 Wheels of Fortune, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Salt Flats, UT Site-Specific Sculpture

1997        New Sculpture, Gasworks Gallery, Vaux Hall, London, England

       Recent Drawings by Jennifer Odem, Lang Gallery, Vienna, Austria

1996 Seven Pearls, Dean Clough Art Galleries, Halifax, England

Selected Group Exhibitions


2013 Her Infinite Variety, curated by Andy Antippas, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA

        Iron Tribe Exhibit, Burris Gallery, Las Vegas, NM

2012 Works on Paper, curated by Gia Anastasiou, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2011       NOLA Now, curated by Amy Mackie, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

A Disease of the Oyster, Prospect.2 Biennial Satellite Exhibition, The Pearl, New Orleans, LA, 

John Otte, Curator

Catalyst, Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL, co-sponsored by the Joan Mitchell Center,
Robin Wallis Atkinson, Curator

Domains, Parameters and Wanderings, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2010 Prospect 1.5 Everyday Hybrid, Curated by Dan Cameron, Isaac Delgado Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2009 Things Fall Apart, Curated by Joy Garnett, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

       Jennifer Odem/ Ann Schwab, The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2008 Loss. Ritual. Relic. Archive. VESTIGES THINK TANK, The Newcomb Center for Women, Tulane University,
   New Orleans, LA 

2007 Less Is More, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Drawing Now, 511 Gallery, New York, NY 

2005 Erga TopikaII, Works On Site, St. Louis, MO, catalog

2004 Brush, Pencil, Chisel, Knife, Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, NY


2003 Taste 0-20, Tempra-10 Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2002 Gallery Artists Exhibition, Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, NY

Red Hot, Iron in the 21st Century, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

2000 Houston Sculpture 2000, Continental Bldg., Houston, TX

1997 Inversion, Chiltern Sculpture Trail and Gallery, collaborative exhibition, 0xford, England 

1996 Sculpture on Exhibit, Tyronne Guthrie Center, County Monahan, Ireland

       Varick Street Roof Project, multi-media site-specific installation, New York, NY 

1995 Resident Artists Show, Fire Station Artists Studios, Buckingham Street, Dublin, Ireland 

1994 Self -Possessed, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX, catalog, toured through 1996 

        Reuse/Recycle, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO  

1993 Navy Pier Show, Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL, catalog


Teaching Experience

2014 Jan-May Dillard University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture and Ceramics

2010-present New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Artist/Teacher: Sculpture

2004-2006 Southeastern Louisiana State University, Hammond, LA, Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture

2000-2004 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 

Assistant Professor: Sculpture, 3-D Foundations, Graduate Studies 

1995-1999 Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 

Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor: Sculpture, 3-D Foundations, Drawing 

1991-1995 Webster University, St. Louis, MO,

Assistant Professor: Sculpture, 3-D Foundations, Drawing

Director of Sculpture Area, 1991-95

Director of students at Mid-America Art Conference, Memphis, TN, 1993

Developed and directed the ceramic shell casting facility, 1991-95

Program Committee Panelist for the Webster University Faculty Institute, 1993

Directed student workshop in Laumier Sculpture Park in conjunction with visiting artist David Nash, St Louis, MO, 1993 

1989-1991 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 

Instructor:  Sculpture, Ceramics, 3-D Design

3-D Design Foundations Coordinator, 1990-91

Fellowships & Awards


2013 Artist in Residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Nov.-Dec.

2012 Selected Artist for the Silver Circle Sculpture 2012, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

2011 Creative Capital Professional Development Program, Sponsored by The Louisiana Division of the Arts

2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Career Opportunity Grant

2007 Artist in Residence, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans LA, October

2003 Artist in Residence, Center for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, July 

2000 2000 Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Achievement, College of Fine Arts, TSU, 

San Marcos, TX

1999 Artist in Residence, Flax Art Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland, May-July 

1998 Artist in Residence, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, UT, May-July 

1997 Artist in Residence, Gasworks Studios, London, England, May-Aug. 

Artist in Residence, Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland, Apr.-May

1996 Artist in Residence, Dean Clough Art Galleries, Halifax, England

Visiting Artist, Tyrone Guthrie Center, Annamekerrig Ireland, April

Artist in Residence, Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin, Ireland


“Recent Work by Jennifer Odem”, by Eric Bookhardt, Gambit - Best of New Orleans Oct. 2013

“FALLING FROM SLEEP:  Jennifer Odem – Sculptures and Drawings,” ARTFIX Daily, Curated Art World News & Exclusives, New York, Sept. 2012
“Last Call: The Pearl,” Wesley Stokes, Pelican Bomb, Jan. 2012 (
“Video Installations at the Pearl: Prospect.2 show of artistic projections,” by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Magazine,
Dec. 2011
“Catalyst: Artists of Southern Louisiana Respond to the Gulf Oil Crisis,” Robin Wallis Atkinson, exhibition catalogue, Mobile, AL, 2011, photo         “Jennifer Odem, Visual Equivocation,” by Alex Podesta, ARTVOICES Magazine, June 2009
“Art in the Shadow of Katrina: Exploring Prospect New Orleans,” by Hrag Vartanian, Brooklyn Rail, Feb. 2009
“After the Deluge: Artist Jennifer Odem Finds Refuge,” by David Bonetti, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 2005
“Brush, Pencil, Chisel, Knife,” Review by Maureen Mullarkey,, Aug. 2004
“Jennifer Odem at Miller/Geisler,” Review by Rex Weil, ARTnews, Jan. 2003
"Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty," by William L. Fox, University of Nevada Press, 2002
"Jennifer Odem: Time Before Land," by Stephanie Bowman, Sculpture Magazine, Dec. 2001
"A Blend of Gardening and Sci-Fi,” Gallery Watch, by Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman, Austin, TX,
July, 2001

"Puzzlin' Evidence," by Charles Labelle, Frieze Magazine, March 2001
"Sculpting Cart Art," by lan Hill, Newsletter-Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 1999
"Into the Two Worlds of Irish Art," by Vincent Jamison, Sunday Business Post, Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 1995

“Landscape of Diversity," by Robert Duffy, St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, Apr. 1995


New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Sara Jane Dehoff, New York, NY
IMTT, New Orleans, LA
Thomas and Dathel Coleman, New Orleans, LA
Margaret Van Every, Tallahassee, FL
Antonia Spowers, Wales, UK
Charles Carrier III, New Orleans, LA
Gloria Fiero and James Dorman, New York, NY
Robyn Dunn and Andrew Schwartz, New Orleans, LA

Current Gallery Affiliation
511 Gallery, New York, NY


MFA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


BFA, University of Lafayette, Lafayette, LA