Shaun O’Dell makes drawings, paintings, videos, music and sculpture. His work explores the intertwining realities of chaos and order. O’Dell has exhibited his work at many venues, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, AFoundation, Liverpool, In Situ Gallery, Paris, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Whitebox in New York, Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and the Kerry Inman Gallery in 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 2009 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 classes at Stanford, UC Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute and currently teaches in the graduate department at CCA. He is the co-organizer of The New New Masses, a lecture series on Art and Politics and THE SOMETHING an improvisational multimedia performance that promotes collective inquiry.
Senior Adjunct Professor, Fine Arts