CONTACT:
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BIO
Born 1979, Miami, FL
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


Alison O’Daniel’s projects, screenings and performances have been included in Made in LA 2018, Hammer Museum; The Infinite Ear, The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; Art In General, New York; Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles; Centre d’Art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest, France. She is a recent recipient of a Creative Capital award, as well as grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation; Center for Cultural Innovation; California Community Foundation, and more. Forthcoming exhibitions include: The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; Studio 13-16 project and screening at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Infinite Ear, Centro Centro, Madrid; and a performance commissioned by JOAN with support from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES AND SCREENINGS
2019
Heavy Air, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Skater’s Score, JOAN, Los Angeles, CA
The Tuba Thieves, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Mona Bismarck Foundation, Paris, France
Skater’s Score, Studio 13/16, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Marathon Screening, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Landscapes, The Sea, The Stars, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles, CA
No Mathematical Logic, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Say the Word 'Nowhere', Say 'Headphones', Say 'Nothing'., Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

2017
The Tuba Thieves, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL
Alison O’Daniel; The Tuba Thieves, Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH

2016
Room Tone, New Commissions Series, Art in General, NY, NY
The Deaf Club, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY
The Tuba Thieves, Double Billboard - Art on the Outside, West Hollywood Arts / IF Innovation Foundation, West Hollywood, CA
CENTENNIAL MARCHING BAND, FORWARDS, BACKWARDS, PAUSE, SILENT Art Los Angeles Contemporary, commissioned by JOAN, Los Angeles, CA

2015
All Component Parts (Listeners), Centre d’Art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest, France

2014
Night Sky, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Night Sky, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA

2013
Quasi Closed-Captions, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
One Hand Clapping, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Night Sky, Whaler’s Wharf Cinema, Provincetown, MA

2012
Night Sky, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Night Sky, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
Night Sky, Museum of Jurassic Technology, L.A., CA
Night Sky, USA Lounge, VAST Projects, Henderson, NV
Night Sky, The Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, NM
Night Sky, Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
Night Sky, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL
Night Sky, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
Night Sky, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Night Sky, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Night Sky, New York University, NY, NY
Night Sky, Whirled Cinema, London, UK



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
2019
Louder than Words, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

2018
Drive In Theater, FLAX, Tin Flats, Los Angeles, CA
Melt My Heart But Spare my Soul, Stove Works + Seed Space, Chattanooga, TN
Here, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Angel's Share, Tin Flats, Los Angeles, CA
Made in LA 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Infinite Ear, Garage Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Vernacular Environments, Pt. 2, Edward Cella Gallery, Culver City, CA
Relative Space, Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles, CA
Maybe I Hadn’t Been Paying Attention, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
It’s a Sign, Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY
Dialectic of the Stars, FLAX French Los Angeles Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal, Nichols Gallery, Claremont, CA

2017
The Fourth World, Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA
Ours is a City of Writers, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Works Salon, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
VibraFusionLab, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ontario

2016
In Real Life, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, New York City, New York
The Magazine Sessions, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, UK
The Infinite Ear, Bergen Council, Bergen, Norway
Let's Show Moving Images, Top-kino, Vienna, Austria     
Siren, FiveCar Garage, Venice, CA

2015
Mystery Theater Sports Bar, Machine Project with Cabinet Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Poetry, Mumok Cinema, Vienna, Austria
Orchestra of the Tactile, InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Book of Scores, Disjecta, Portland, OR
Indigo Mind, Storefrontlab, San Francisco, CA
Sounds Like, Herron Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Art of the Lived Experiment, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
a sum other than its parts, parts of some; Luke Mastny, Alison O’Daniel, Jason Starr, Agency, Los Angeles, CA
LOUDsilence, Callit Gallery, UC, San Diego, San Diego, CA

2014
LOUDsilence, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
The Third Ear, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Salon Zürcher, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
Salon 12, Marine Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2013
Alice Konitz, Alison O’Daniel, Jibade Khalil Huffman, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL
Some Fine Women, VAST Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV
Rogue Wave, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
The Archaic Revival, Zip Zerc Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Ma Prochaine Vie, Courtesy at Here is Elsewhere Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Breaks and Breaks, Provincetown Art Association Museum, Provincetown, MA

2012
What Can a Body Do?, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA
Gateway Drugs, The Nightingale, Chicago, IL
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, Liz Glynn’s The Blackbox, LA, CA
You Must Change Your Life, Krowswork, Oakland, CA
Prince at the Forum, Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Walking Forward, Running Past, Art In General, NY, NY
L.A. Makes Art 2011, Calfund Fellows Exhibition, CAA, Century City, CA
The Church of Public Fiction, Museum of Public Fiction, L.A., CA
Night Sky, PERFORMA 11, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY

2010
9 Stories, LAXART, Culver City, CA

2009
Betamax, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
Conceptual Telegraphy & the Sound of the Wind Through its Wires, Workspace, L.A, CA

2008
Strange Stranger, Strange Ranger Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Egosdayglo, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
Deep Woods, Filmwinter, Stuttgart Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany

2007
The Golden Fluffer, Transitions Gallery, London, UK
Deep Woods, Rencontres Film Festival, Paris, France  
Deep Woods, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany  
Deep Woods, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany  
Deep Woods, Mister Motley Film Festival, Amsterdam
DRIP EVENT (for GEORGE BRECHT with Katie Herzog, Pawnshop Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
NYC vs. LDN, Inflatable Collapsing People, Sweet Home Gallery, NY, NY
Deep Woods, Lazy Marie Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deep Woods, Netherlands Media Art Institute Screening, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Deep Woods, MadCat Film Festival, El Rio, San Francisco, CA

2005
Never Finished, Always Ready, Spitalfields, London, UK
Living in a Material World, Constance Howard Gallery, London, UK
Deep Woods, Ladyspace, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Site-specific Crying, 45A Tudor Road Gallery, London, UK



AWARDS/HONORS2019
Creative Capital Award, NY, NY

2018
Department of Cultural Affairs artist grant, Los Angeles, CA
Mike Kelley Foundation Grant through JOAN gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Center for Cultural Innovation Investing in Artists Grant, Los Angeles, CA
Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, NY, NY and Los Angeles, CA

2013
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, New York, NY

2012
Art Matters Grant, New York, NY
Franklin Furnace Fund fellowship, New York, NY

2011
California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, L.A., CA

2010
Puffin Foundation Grant

2009
Thessaly Lynn Miles Award, Irvine, CA
Medici Foundation Artists Fellowship, Irvine, CA

2007
Stuttgart Filmwinter film festival, Stuttgart, Germany, 1st Prize,
Peter B. Lewis Skowhegan Fellowship Skowhegan, ME and New York, NY

2003
1st Agnes Gund Award, C.I.A., Cleveland, OH


BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018
Ellegood, Anne. "Generative Misunderstanding: Alison O'Daniel Interviewed by Anne Ellegood." BOMB, August 14, 2018.
Horst, Aaron. “Loose Aesthetics and Agreeable Politicking; On Made in L.A. 2018.” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Fall 2018, Issue 13, pg. 28-29.
de Dobay Rifelj, Claire. “Unfinished Finish Fetish.” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Fall 2018, Issue 13, pg. 27.

2016
Mendelson, Zoe. “Hearing the call of The Tuba Thieves.” Folks, Aug 4, 2016.
Reese, Nathan. "Scenes From a Punk Rock and Storytelling Show, For Deaf People." The New York Times Style Magazine, April 29, 2016.
Disser, Nicole. "This Journey Into Sound and Silence Pays Tribute to John Cage and a ‘Deaf Club’ For Punks". Bedford + Bowery, April 5, 2016.
Wagley, Catherine. "A Compton Marching Band Took Over Art Los Angeles Contemporary and it Was Awesome." LA Weekly, January 30, 2016.

2015
Speer, Richard. "The Book of Scores." Visual Art Source, October, 2015.
Baer, April. "On View. 'Book of Scores' at Disjecta." OPB FM, October 16, 2015.
Meyers, Ashley Stull. "Book of Scores at Disjecta." Daily Serving, October 20, 2015.

2014
Appel, Kevin. "Alison O'Daniel; Interview by Kevin Appel." Issue Magazine, May 8, 2014.

2013
Berardini, Andrew. "Alison O'Daniel." ArtReview, October 2013, p. 141.
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Alison O'Daniel: A New Sensibility of Blended Senses." KCET Artbound, Sep. 25, 2013.
Drucker, Johanna. "Shut Up and Listen to the Artists!" L.A. Review of Books, Sep 5, 2013.
Mizota, Sharon. "Review. Alison O'Daniel at Samuel Freeman." L.A. Times, Aug 8, 2013.
Wagley, Catherine. "Art about Tuba Thieves." LA Weekly, Aug 8, 2013.
Kramer, Emily. "Whistle While You Work." Droste Effect, Aug 5, 2013.
Pagel, David. "Review: 'Rogue Wave' at L.A. Louver a micro-biennial at its best." L.A. Times, 8/2/13.
Pate, Christopher. "LA in the Summer." Installation Magazine, Issue 18, July 2013.

2012
Cachia, Amanda. "What Can a Body Do?" (catalogue), Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Oct 2012.
McCullough, Danielle. "Alison O'Daniel: Night Sky." Whitehot Magazine, Oct, 2012.
Gerrity, Jeanne. "Best Performa Reprise in the East Bay: Alison O’Daniel, Night Sky, Krowswork, July 7, 2012." Art Practical, August 2012.
Tuck, Geoff. “Field Notes: Black Box, Alison O’Daniel, etc.” Notes on Looking. February 6, 2012.
Harren, Natilee. "Alison O'Daniel. 500 Words". Art Forum. January 25, 2012.
Myers, Holly. "Pacific Standard Time: Young Artists Talk about the sweeping exhibit". Los Angeles Times. Sunday, January 22, 2012.

2011
Baum, Gary and Marissa Gluck and Alexis Johnson. “Arts & Power”. Angeleno Modern Luxury, Dec. 2011: p. 73.
Berardini, Andrew. “How’s This?” MOUSSE Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 28, Apr May 2011: p. 2-5.
Mackler, Lauren. “The Church Issue”, The Public Fiction Quarterly, no. 1, August 2011: p. 22-23.

2004
Channing, Susan R. and Jeffrey D. Grove. “Back From Spacelab: 10 Years of Innovation”, (catalogue) Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2004


EDUCATION
2010 MFA, University of California, Irvine
2005 Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Art, Goldsmith’s College, U of London, UK
2003 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio
2001 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary


VISITING ARTIST LECTURES | WORKSHOPS | PANELS
2018
      Sewanee University, Chattanooga, TN
      Otis College of Art and Design MFA Fine Arts Lecture Series, Los Angeles, CA
      New Media, Time-based Art Visiting Artist, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
2017
      UC Davis, LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), Art Department, Davis, CA
      Lost, Abundant, Fugitive Sound Panel, College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
2016
      University of California, Riverside, Art Department, Riverside, CA
2015
      Evergreen College, Art Lectures Series, Olympia, WA
      University of California, San Diego
      California College of the Arts, Master class on Cinema and Moving Image Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014
      Film as Collaborative Art Symposium, CSU Fullerton, CA
2012
      Haverford College, Visual Studies, Haverford, PA
      New York University, Cinema Studies and Steinhardt School, NY, NY
      Cleveland Institute of Art, Film and Photography, Cleveland, OH
      University of Southern California, Sculpture Department, Los Angeles, CA
      Evergreen College, Department of Experimental Music, Olympia, WA
2011
      Otis College of Art and Design, Fine Arts Department, Los Angeles, CA
      Community Dance Series, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits, L.A., CA
2010
      Art Center College of Design, Photography Department, Pasadena, CA





ARTICLES & LINKS:
BOMB

RITING.LA

DIVERSIONS LA WEST HOLLYWOOD ARTS DOUBLE BILLBOARD PROJECT

SEEING IS FORGETTING INTERVIEW with Jason Bailer Losh (audio only)

NEW YORK TIMES The Deaf Club

YALE UNIVERSITY RADIO INTERVIEW (audio only)

BEDFORD + BOWERY ARTICLE ABOUT ROOM TONE BY NICOLE DISSER

LA WEEKLY by CATHERINE WAGLEY about ALAC 2016 PERFORMANCE

SFAQ about ALAC 2016 PERFORMANCE

MOUSSE MAGAZINE

OPB FM

VISUAL ART SOURCE

DAILY SERVING by ASHLEY STULL MEYERS

INFERNO

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN PASSERELLE

ISSUE MAGAZINE Interview by KEVIN APPEL

REMA HORT MANN FOUNDATION

ARTREVIEW by ANDREW BERARDINI

IMAGE FILES PRESS 005

KCET ARTBOUND video and article by SHANA NYS DAMBROT

SAMUEL FREEMAN GALLERY

LA TIMES REVIEW by SHARON MIZOTA

LA WEEKLY article by CATHERINE WAGLEY about THE TUBA THIEVES

DROSTE EFFECT

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS

FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND

WHAT CAN A BODY DO? catalogue essay

WHITEHOT MAGAZINE

ART FORUM 500 WORDS

ART IN GENERAL

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

THE PUFFIN FOUNDATION

PERFORMA 11

FIVE THIRTY THREE

SKOWHEGAN

SLCTDBY

TEN WORDS AND ONE SHOT