Odette England Australian, b. 1975

Overview

Odette England is an Australian/British artist who uses photography, performance, writing, and the archive to explore relationships between autobiography, gender, ritual, place, and vernacular photography.

 

England is the Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She is also a resident artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Programin New York.

Her work has shown in more than 90 solo, two-person, and group exhibitions worldwide. Notable venues include the George Eastman Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, New Mexico Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, RISD Museum, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Photographic Resource Center Boston, MacDonald Stewart Art Center Ontario, Perth Center for Photography in Australia, State Library of South Australia, HOST Gallery London, and the Durham Art Museum & Gallery in England.

She has received fellowships to attend residencies in Australia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Spain, and the United States including the invitation-only Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency working with Guggenheim Fellow, Jennifer Garza-Cuen.

 

England’s photographs are held in public collections including the Brooklyn Art Library, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Museum of Contemporary Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Texas A&M University.

 

Her work has been published in contemporary art journals, magazines, and newspapers including American Photo, Photograph, The Brooklyn Rail, The Photo Review, Photo District News, Hotshoe International, British Journal of Photography, Australian Art Monthly, Musee, GUP, SPOT, JRNL, The Guardian (United Kingdom) and Der Standaard (Belgium). 

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Born: Australia, 1975 L

Lives and works: Providence, Rhode Island and New York City

 

EDUCATION

2018 Doctor of Philosophy, Visual Arts, Supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (AUS)

2012 RI Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (USA)

2002 Master of Arts in Communication Culture & language, University of South Australia, Adelaide (AUS)

1995 Bachelor of Arts, major in Painting & Drawing, University of South Australia, Adelaide (AUS)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Amherst College: Unfinished Business, Eli Marsch Gallery Amherst, MA 

2020 The Color of Loss, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 
2020 Love Notes, Klompching Gallery,
 New York, NY 
2020 Past Paper // Present Marks, Penumbra Foundation, New York, NY 
2020 Keeper of the Hearth, Houston Center for Photography,
 Houston, TX 
2020 UnBound9, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
2020 Winter Pictures, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2019 Do Things to Images, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA
2019 The Outskirts & Punched, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2018 The Outskirts/Exposed, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, curated by Laura Petican, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
2017 Intimate Past & Present Light, ANU SOD Gallery, Australia
2010 As Above So Below, Light House, Wolverhampton, UK
2009 Attentional Landscapes, Lovells Gallery, London, UK
2009 Attentional Landscapes, The Space, Brighton, UK
2009 Attentional Landscapes, Three White Walls Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2009 Crash Markers and Attentional Landscapes, DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Durham, UK

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 Women in Photography, Lay of the Land, Informality, UK

2020 Exposure 2020, PRC Boston, MA, USA 
2020 Houston Center for Photography: Keeper of the Hearth,
Houston, TX, USA
2020 UnBound9, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, USA
2020 Winter Pictures, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2019 94
th Annual, Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2019 Go Down Moses, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
2019 Elemental Construction, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, part of the Colorado Month of Photography, Denver, CO, USA
2018 Commorancy, Klompching, New York, USA
2018 Print Center: 92nd Annual,
 Philadelphia, PA
2018 The National Best Contemporary Photography, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, USA
2018 Open Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, USA
2018 Faculty Exhibition & Forum, RISD Museum,Providence, RI, USA
2017 Size Matters, part of the Medium Festival of Photography, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA
2017 Unseen Amsterdam: Thread Count, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
2017 Anniversary Exhibition, Klompching Galler, New York, USA
2017 Filter Photo: Deception, Chicago, IL, USA
2017 Photowork ’17, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
2017 Cut/Paste, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2016 We Show Here, Klompching Gallery New York, USA
2016 Photography Now Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA
2015 Photographic Center Northwest: Punctum,
Seattle, WA, USA
2015 Center for Fine Art Photography: Memories, Stories, Histories, Nov 6
28, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2015 Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons Gallery, Australia
2015 University of Guelph: Of Time and Buildings, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada
2015 Penumbral Tales, State Library of South Australia, Australia
2015 Griffin Museum of Photography: 21st Annual, Winchester, MA, USA
2015 Finalists of the Australian Photo Book of the Year, Momento Pro Gallery, Australia
2015 Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Finalists of the Australian Photo Book of the Year, Victoria, Australia 2014 About Land, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf Academy, Australia
2014 National 2D Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Australia

 

2014 Lethbridge National Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Australia
2014 DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, Pinnacles Gallery, Australia
2014 IRIS Award, Perth Centre for Photography, Australia
2014 Of Time and Buildings, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY, USA
2013 Of Walking, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
2013 Face-to-Face, Stadtische Galerie, Iserlohn, Germany
2013 China House: An Eye for an Ear,
travelling exhibition from Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Penang, MALAYSIA
2012 3rd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA 2012 An Eye for an Ear, Galerie Huit, curated for Les
Rencontres d’Arles Festival, France
2012 Thrice Upon A Time, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Exposure 2012, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, USA
2012 Thrice Upon A Time, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2012 Flux Capacity, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
2012 Growth, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2012 Brown University: Alternate Terrains, Cohen Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
2012 New Directions 2012, Wall Space Gallery, Seattle WA, USA
2012 New Prints Autumn Tour, Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
2012 China House and Alliance Francaise de Penang: Transience, travelling exhibition from Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Penang, Malaysia
2012 New Directions 2012, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2011 New Prints Autumn Exhibition, International Print Center, New York, USA
2011 On The Threshold of Something Else, Something Other, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
2011 Photography Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, USA
2011 Philadelphia University of the Arts: The Photo Review Best of Show, Gallery 1401, PA, USA
2011 Galerie Huit: Transience, curated for Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, France
2011 Photographers Network Selection ‘Hope’, Thomas Kellner Gallery, Siegen, Germany
2011 New Prints Summer Exhibition, International Print Center, New York, USA
2011 Splash II, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2010 Photofusion: AMPS/10, London, UK
2010 Natural World, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA
2010 Salon, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2010 As Above So Below, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA

2009 Lenox Contemporary: Flash Forward 2009, Toronto, CANADA
2009 Artist-in-Residence Show, Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2009 Artmazia: The Annual, Massey, France
2009 Transfixed Motion / The Transitory Still, Sheffield Institute of Art & Design Gallery, UK
2009 Transition, The Bargehouse, London, UK
2009 Visual Morphology, Klompching Gallery, New York, USA
2008 University College London: New Talents, curated for the annual Beyond Words Festival, London, UK
2008 Photomonth Photo Open, Dray Walk Gallery, London, UK
2008 In Common, New Greenham Arts and the Corn Exchang, Newbury, UK
2008 London Independent Photography 20th Annual Exhibition,
Cotton’s Atrium Gallery, London, UK
2008 Emerging National and International Artists Show, Bakehouse Art Complex: A-B(O)MB, curated for Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
2008 Otway Estate: ‘con.ceit’ Corangamarah Australian Art Prize, Australia
2008 Glimpses in Time, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
2008 Foto8 Awards & Summer Show, HOST Gallery, London, UK
2008 Newspace Center for Photography: Annual Exhibition, Portland, OR, USA
2008 New Wave, Bute Space Gallery, Cardiff, UK
2008 Through the Lens, Keighley Arts Factory, Bradford, UK
2008 Margate Rocks Festival of Contemporary Visual Art & Ecology, Old Town Gallery, Margate, UK
2008 ‘00 Nature, Twenty Rivington Gallery, London, UK
2008 Mirror for the 21st Century, BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA
2007 Alpan International, Alpan Gallery, curated by Heng-Gil Han, Sept 1
27, Long Island, NY, USA

 

AWARDS

2020 Anonymous Was A Woman Grant 
2019 RISD Color Lab Dean’s Council Research Fellow 
2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
2019 The Print Center 94th Annual International Competition (semi-finalist)
2019 Film Photo Award: Continuing Project (finalist)
2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
2018 Hahndorf Academy: Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place,
 Australia
2018 Fleurieu Art House: Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize,
 Australia
2018 The Print Center Honorary Council Award for Excellence
2018 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (finalist)

2018 Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place (finalist)
2018 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize (finalist)
2018 The Print Center, 92nd Annual International Competition (finalist)
2017 Director’s Choice Award, Medium Festival of Photography ‘Size Matters’ exhibition
2017 Harris & Hobbs Thesis Award
2016 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award (finalist)
2016 Photolucida Critical Mass Award (finalist)
2016 Gold Coast City Gallery: Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Australia
2015 Director’s Selection, Center for Fine Art Photography 
2015 Cliftons Art Prize (finalist)
2015 Australian Photobook of the Year (finalist)
2014 Neutral Density International Photography Awards (2x honorable mentions)
2014 Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place (finalist)
2014 Sunshine Coast National 2D Art Prize (finalist)
2014 Lethbridge National Small Scale Art Award (finalist)
2014 DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize (finalist)
2014 IRIS Award, Perth Centre for Photography (finalist)
2012 CENTER 2012 Project Launch Award, 1st prize 
2012 Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award (finalist)
2011 Brian Goldberg Scholarship 
2011 Lens Culture International Exposure Awards (honorable mention)
2011 Photo Review Photography Competition (winner)
2011 RISD Graduate Studies New Work Grant 
2011
What’s Next? FOAM future of photography initiative, nominated by Erik Kessels
2011 HotShoe Magazine Photofusion Photography Award (1st prize)
2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers (winner, UK)
2010 Dean of Graduate Studies Research Fellowship 
2009 International Photography Awards (5x honorable mentions)
2009 London International Creative Competition (honorable mention)
2009
Px3 Prix De La Photographie (1st prize, People’s Choice Award)
2009 New York Photography Awards (finalist)
2009 British Journal of Photography Project Assistance Award (finalist)
2009
Terry O’Neill Award (finalist)

2009 Pépinières Européennes Arts Organisation (finalist)
2009 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Emerging Photographers (winner, UK)

2008 Corangamarah Australian Art Prize (finalist)
2008 Wooda Arts Award (finalist)

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Art Library, New York, NY
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Hungarian Multicultural Center Inc., Dallas, TX Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Visiting Artist in Residence, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (2020)
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Residency, Captiva, FL (2018)
ILIRI Visiting Fellow Research Resident Program, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA (2009) Can Serrat International Artist Center, Barcelona, SPAIN (2008)
International Open Art Residency, Eretria, GREECE (2008)
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, HUNGARY (2008)
Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavik, ICELAND (2007)

 

PUBLISHED WORKS [books]
2021 Past Paper // Present Marks, Radius Books [coming]
2020 A Yellow Rose Project, edited by Meg Griffiths & Frances Jakubek, Texas A&M Press [coming]
2020 ‘Flesh and Blue’, essay contribution to Running Falling Flying Floating Crawling, edited by Mark Durant, Saint Lucy Books [coming]
2020 NotWrong No. 2
SOLACE, edited by Kris Graves, Kris Graves Projects

2020 Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph, edited by Odette England, foreword by Charlotte Cotton, Schilt Publishing
2019 Left Hand Drive / Right Hand Side, Fetch Books, limited edition of 13
2018 Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present by Peter D. Osborne, Routledge

2015 Papersafe, Memory, CatLABS (limited edition of 100)
2015 The Matter of Light, One Twelve Publishing
2014 Flash Forward Tenth, Magenta Foundation, Canada
2011 Transience, Ubyu, France. Foreword by Stuart Franklin (limited edition of 750) 2011 Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work by Anne West, Moth Press

2010 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation, Canada 2009 Flash Forward Emerging Photographers, Magenta Foundation, Canada