Jimenez - Colon Collection
Toyin Odutola
Rather Than Look Back, She Chose to Look At You
Odutola, Toyin
Born in Nigeria, 1985

EDUCATION

2012
MFA, California College of the Arts

2008
BA in Studio Art and Communications, University of Alabama in Huntsville

2007
Norfolk Summer Residency for Music & Art, Yale University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013

My Country Has No Name,Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, May 16–June 29, 2013.

2011

Toyin Odutola: (MAPS),Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, May 26–June 25, 2011.

2008

Toyin Odutola: A Colonized Mind, University Center Gallery, Huntsvillle, Alabama


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013

Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, March 24–August 25, 2013.

The Moment for Ink, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, California, February 23–March 23, 2013.

Singular Masses: An Examination of Racial Identity, Memphis College of Art, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, January 23–March 9, 2013.

Black Hair: Black Identity, Iona College Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, New York, January 20–February 21, 2013.

2012–2013

The Progress of Love, Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, December 1, 2012–March 17, 2013.

Fore and Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, November 11, 2012–March 10, 2013.

2012

Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line, UB Art Galleries, University at Buffalo, September 20–December 8, 2012.

Afro: Black Identity in America and Brazil, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 1–August 31, 2012.

2011

Geoffrey Chadsey, Toyin Odutola and Artifacts from Nagaland, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, October 13–November 12, 2011.

Frontrunners: The San Francisco Foundation 2011 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Awards Exhibition, SOMArts, San Francisco, August 17–September 16, 2011.

The Black Portrait, Rush Gallery, New York, March 31–May 21, 2011. Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Natasha L. Logan.

Ουροβόρος | Ouroboros: An Exhibition & Reading, California College of the Arts Writer's Studio, San Francisco. Curated by Toyin Odutola and Nick Johnson.

Selections on View, Contemporary Galleries of Birmingham Museum, Alabama

2010

Common Ground, ARTLAB33 / Art Space, Miami. Curated by Onajide Shabaka.

2008

Flesh and Bone: Mixed Media Exhibition of Bodies and Nature, Madrone Lounge, San Francisco. Curated by Leila Fakouri.

Misc. Womanhood, Ori: Center for African Diasporic Culture, Oakland, California. Curated by Muinat Kemi Amin)

UAHuntsville Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Huntsville, Alabama

Panoply Festival of Arts, Huntsville City Council for the Arts, Huntsville, Alabama

2007

Yale/Norfolk Summer Art Program Student Exhibition, Norfolk, Connecticut

Huntsville City Summer Art Stroll, Huntsville, Alabama

2006

UAHuntsville Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Huntsville, Alabama


AWARDS & GRANTS

2011

Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Award

2008

Erzulie Veasey Johnson Painting & Drawing Award, UAHuntsville

2007

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Grant, Yale/Norfolk


RESIDENCIES

2012

Tamarind Institute, New Mexico

Flying Horse Editions, College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
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