Artist Odili Donald Odita, whose painting “Passage” is on view in the exhibition “Point of Departure,” speaks with Tyler Green, host of the Modern Art Notes podcast.
Born in Nigeria and raised in Ohio, Odili Donald Odita makes large paintings and murals that combine disparate influences, including African textiles, science fiction hyperspace, painted clay walls of homes in West Africa, op art, and hard-edged abstraction of the 1960s.
Odita holds a BFA (with distinction) from The Ohio State University and an MFA from Bennington College. He lives and works in Philadelphia, where he has taught at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art since 2006.
Tyler Green is a historian, art critic, and producer/host of the Modern Art Notes podcast. He is the author of “Carleton Watkins: Making the West American,” University of California Press, 2018; and “Emerson’s Nature and the Artists: Idea as Landscape, Landscape as Idea,” Prestel, September 2021.
This CollectionTalk is a live recording of the Modern Art Notes podcast.