Jennifer Odem is a New Orleans-based artist with a specific focus on investigations in sculpture, drawing, and site-specific work. Odem’s most recent projects combine the environmental and social by incorporating both natural and domestic elements.The work also challenges masculine and feminine assumptions through her selections of forms, structural compositions, colors and materials. Odem is presently exhibiting in two group exhibits, Of Men at 511 Gallery, NY and Paper Route 66 at BravinLee Programs, NY. Her most recent solo exhibit was Interpretations: House and Universe, Sculpture and Drawing in 2013.
Odem has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the United States and Europe, including projects in Ireland, England, Austria and Poland. In 2009 she was awarded a solo-exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, curated by Miranda Lash, titled "A Discourse in Abstraction: Jennifer Odem and NOMAs Permanent Collection.” Odem has also been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Joan Mitchell Foundations New Orleans Career Opportunity Grant in 2009. Her artwork has been included in Sculpture Magazine, ARTnews, Frieze Magazine, and Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty, written by William L. Fox and published by University of Nevada Press.