1950                         
Born in Nairobi, KENYA

 

Education

 

Present                   
Professor of Ceramics, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

2008                        
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (for Services to Art)

1979-82                  
Royal College of Art, London, M.A. (RCA)

1976-79                  
Instructor, Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

1973-76                  
West Surrey College of Art & Design, Farnham, UK

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2008                        
Magdalene Odundo : Artist-in-Residence, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Darthmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

2007                       
Resonance and Inspiration : New Works by Magdalene Odundo
, Hood Museum of Art, Darthmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

2006                        
Resonance and Inspiration : New Works by Magdalene Odundo
, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (cat.), USA

2005                        
Magdalene Odundo : Ceramic Vessels
, British Council, Nairobi, KENYA

2004                        
Magdalene Odundo : Time and Again
, Crafts Study Centre, The Surrey Institute of Arts & Design, University College, Farnham, UK

2002                        
Acknowledged Sources : Magdalene Odundo
, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, UK

2001                        
Magdalene Odundo: Clay Forms : A Retrospective,
Blackwell : The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, UK

1998                         
New Work
, Michael Hue-Williams Gallery, London, UK

1995                         
Ceramic Gestures : New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo
, University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, California (cat.), USA

1994                         
Magdalene Odundo : African Beauty,
Het Kruithuis, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 's-Hertogenbosch (cat.), NETHERLANDS

1993                         
The Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, A Museum of the City of Birmingham, Alabama, USA

1992                         
Magdalene Odundo
-Ceramics, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, GERMANY

1991                          
Magdalene Odundo
, Anthony Ralph Gallery, New York, New York (cat.), USA

1987                         
New Works : Magdalene Odundo
, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK

1986                         
Crafts Council at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

1985                         
African Heritage, Nairobi, KENYA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2011                         
Design Miami
, Miami Beach, Pierre Marie Giraud, USA
Design Miami/Basel
, Basel, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, SWITZERLAND

2008                        
Black Womanhood : Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body
, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, UK

2002                        
Art from Africa : Long Steps Never Broke a Back
, Seattle Art Museum, Washington, USA

2000                       
Contemporary African Art : Five Artists, Diverse Trends,
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (cat.), USA

1998                         
Clay into Art : Selections from the Collection of Contemporary Ceramics
, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (cat.), USA

1995                         
Africa 95
, British Museum Exhibition, Museum of Mankind, London, UK

1991                          
Africa Explores : 20th Century African Art
, Center for African Art and the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, New York (cat.), USA

 

Selected Special Art Projects

 

2008                        
Artist-in-Residence, Darthmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

2007                        
Curator, organiser, and vice president, ISCAEE : 2007 U.K., International Society for Ceramic Arts Education & Exchange, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K.

1998                         
Artist-in-Residence, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Public Collections

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA

The British Museum, London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Museum, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Museum for African Art, New York, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Art Box, Waregem, BELGIUM

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Schools and Resources Museum, Wakefield

Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

The Crafts Council, London, UK

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA

Cleveland Museum of Art, USA

Cleveland Art Gallery, USA

Rosenthal, Hamburg, GERMANY

Buckinghamshire County Museum, UK

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, USA

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Nottingham City Gallery

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, GERMANY

Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, GERMANY

African Heritage, Nairobi, KENYA

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, GERMANY

St. Louis Museum of Art, Missouri, USA

The Detroit Institute of Art, USA

The Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesborough, UK

Het Kruithuis, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, ?s-Hertogenbosch, THE NETHERLANDS

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Indiana University Art Museum, USA

Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA

Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA

Murumbi Collection, Nairobi, KENYA

Wakefield Schools and Resources Museum, Wakefield, UK