Shaun O'Dell

Lives and Works: Berkeley, CA


Education: MFA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
BA, New College of California, San Francisco, CA

Shaun O'Dell Bio

About The Artist

Shaun O'Dell is a painter, illustrator, musician, and videographer who explores the intertwining of the human and natural orders. The symbolic lexicon in his work conveys an autobiographical mapping of mythic narratives about humans, nature, time, and the development of cultural and nationalistic ideologies. He examines how America's long-time addiction to the technological and ideological suppression of wilderness has contributed to the evolution of American myth, psyche, and tyranny.

O'Dell has exhibited his work at many venues, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sonoma Museum of Art, and the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.His work is held in the permanent collections of the di Rosa Preserve and the Berkeley Art Museum. O'Dell received his BA from the New College of California and his MFA from Stanford. He was a recipient of the 2004 SECA Award and a 2002 Project Space residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts

Shaun O'Dell Gallery Art


Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

Shaun O'Dell Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA


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