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Solo Exhibitions

2010

Magdalene Odundo - Ceramic Forms, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, USA

2009

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

2008

Magdalene Odundo - Ceramic Work and Drawings, Jeffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College in conjunction with artist in residence programme, NH, USA

2007-08

Resonance & Inspiration: New Works by Magdalene Odundo, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, USA

2006

Resonance & Inspiration: New Works by Magdalene Odundo, Harn Musuem of Art, Gainesville, FL, USA

2005

Magdalene Odundo: Ceramic Vessels, British Council, Nairobi, Kenya

2004

Magdalene Odundo: Time and Again, Crafts Study Centre, The Surrey Institute of Art & 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 House, Bowness-on-Windermere, UK

1997-98

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

1997

Magdalene Odundo: Current Work, Pro-Art, St. Louis, MO, USA

1995

Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo (a touring exhibition), University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; Indiana University Museum of Art, Bloomington, IN; St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO, USA

1994

Magdalene Odundo: African Beauty - A Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

1993

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

1992

New Ceramics, The Oxford Gallery, Oxford, UK

Magdalene Odundo - Ceramics, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

1991

Magdalene Odundo, Anthony Ralph Gallery, NY, USA

1989

Kunstformen, Jetzt, Salzburg, Austria

1988

Beaux Arts, Bath, UK

1987

Magdalene Odundo, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, UK

New Works: Magdalene Odundo (touring exhibition): The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Carmarthen Museum, Dyfed; Ruthin Craft Centre, Clwyd; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Dyfed; Mostyn Art Gallery, Llandudno, Wales, UK

1986

Crafts Council at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1983

Crafts Council, ICA, London, UK

Royal Exchange Theatre Craft, Manchester, UK

1982, 83, 84

Rosenthal Studio Haus, West Germany & London, UK

1979-82

Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

1977

Africa Centre, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2013

The Global Africa Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

2012

The Global Africa Project, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, USA

2011

Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramics, Glass and Wood, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

Design Basel, Pierre Marie Giraud Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2010

The Global Africa Project, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY, USA

Circuits Céramiques Presse Communiqué, Helen Aziza, Paris, France

Basins, Baskets and Bowls: Women Explore the Vessel, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2009

Unbounded: New Art for a New Century, Newark Museum, NJ, USA

2008

Black Womanhood, curated by Barbara Thompson for the Hood Museum (touring exhibition), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

2005

Art from Africa: Long Steps Never Broke a Back, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA

2004

Material Differences: Artists and Identity in Africa. The Museum for African Art (touring exhibition), New York City, NY; Hamline University, St Paul, MN; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2003

Material Differences: Artists and Identity in Africa. Museum for African Art, New York City, NY, USA

British Ceramics: Five Artists, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

International Biennial Art Invitational, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2002

Pioneers to the Present, Foyer Gallery, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design, UK

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

2000

Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000 (touring exhibition), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Tucson, AZ; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

British Ceramics 2000, Keramikmuseet Grimmerhus, Denmark

Contemporary African Art: Five Artists, Divers Trends, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

The Jugs Show, Candover Gallery, Arlesford, Hampshire, UK

Millenium Mugs, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1999

A Dialogue in Clay, Artizana

1998

Contemporary Ceramics - Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

Magdalene Odundo, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA, USA

1997

Old Africa - New Africa - Africa Observed, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, USA

1996

New for the Nineties - The Crafts Council Collection, Shipley Arts Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Design of the Times - One Hundred Years of the Royal College of Art, The Royal College of Art, London, UK

Drinking Glasses, Leerdan Glass Symposium, Leerdam, Netherlands

1995

Showcase Exhibition, Crafts Council, London, UK

Africa 95 - African Metalwork, Crafts Council, London, UK

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

Contained and Uncontained: Four Clay Artists, African American Museum, Dallas, TX, USA

1994

Art Box, Waregem, Belgium

101 Jugs, Candover Gallery, Arlesford, UK

Africa Explores - 20th Century African Arts, Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1993

The Ceramics of Europe '93', Westwald/Kreis, Germany (touring exhibition)

Africa Explores - 20th Century African Arts (touring exhibition): Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL, USA

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Fundació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain

1992

Africa Explores - 20th Century African Arts (touring exhibition): Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, USA

Columbus Drowning, Rochdale Art Gallery, UK

Faculty Invites, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

1991, 92, 93

Colours of the Earth - Twentieth Century British Ceramics, A British Council touring exhibition in India and Malaysia

1991

Africa Explores - 20th Century African Arts (touring exhibition): The Museum for African Art, New York, NY; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA

1990

Kunst und Antiquitatenmesse, Galerie L (Frankfurt Art Fair), Frankfurt, Germany

1989

Candover Gallery, Alresford, UK

1986

Courcoux & Courcoux, Salisbury, UK

1985

Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool, UK

African Heritage Showcases Six African Women Artists, 10th Women's Decade Conference, Nairobi, Kenya

1984

Individual Eye, Craftsmen Potters Association, London, UK

Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, UK

1983, 84, 85

Modern British Ceramics, Queensbury Hunt, London, UK

Fire & Smoke, Midland Group Touring Exhibition, UK

1983

Craftsmen Potters Association 25th Anniversary, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1978

Commonwealth Arts Festival, Calgary & Edmonton, Canada

Public Collections

Aberystwyth University Art Museum, Aberystwyth, UK

African Heritage, Nairobi, Kenya

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, USA

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Art Box, Waregem, Belgium

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology/University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe, Germany

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, USA

The British Museum, London, UK

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA

Buckinghamshire County Museum, UK

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA, USA

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

The Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesborough, UK

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

Commonwealth Institute, London, UK

The Crafts Council, London, UK

The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, USA

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

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

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

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH, USA

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, USA

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, IL, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Murumbi Collection, Nairobi, Kenya

Museum for African Art, New York, NY, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Museum für Kunsthandwerke, Frankfurt, Germany

National Design Museum, Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY, USA

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO, USA

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, USA

Nottingham City Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Rosenthal Collection, Hamburg, Germany

The Saint Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO, USA

Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL, USA

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagst Kunst, Netherlands

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Wakefield Schools and Resources Museum, Wakefield, UK

Selected Publications (Books)

Baker, Emma, Contemporary Cultures of Display, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1999

Barley, Nigel, Smashing Pots, London: British Museum Press, 1994

Blandino, Betty, Coiled Pottery, London: A & C Black, 1984

Cardew, Michael, A Pioneer Potter, London: Collins, 1988

Cardew, Michael, Pioneer Pottery, London: A & V Black, 1984

Clark, Garth and Michael Cardew, An Intimate Account of a Potter who has Captured the Spirit of Country Craft, London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1978

Cooper, Emmanuel, Ten Thousand Years of Pottery, London: British Museum Press, revised, edn. 2000

Cosentino, Peter, The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques, Philadelphia: Running Press, 1990

de Waal, Edmund, Design Sourcebook: Ceramics, London: New Holland Publishers, 1999

Freyberg, Annabel, Ceramics for the Home, London: Laurence King, 1999

Jones, David, Raku, Ramsbury, UK: The Crowood Press, 1999

Lane, Peter, Ceramic Forms, London: Collins, 1986

Margetts, Martina (ed.), International Crafts, London: Thames & Hudson, 1991

Peterson, Susan, Contemporary Ceramics, London: Laurence King, 2000

Rice, Paul, and Christopher Growings, British Studio Ceramics in the Twentieth Century, London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1989

Scott, David, Clay & Glazes in Studio Ceramics, Ramsbury, UK: The Crowood Press, 1990

Vincentelli, Moira, Women and Ceramics - Gendered Vessels, Manchester, UK and New York: Manchester University Press, 2000

Vogel, Susan (ed.), Africa Explores: 20th-Century African Art, New York: The Center for African Art. New York and Munich: Prestel, 1991

Watson, Oliver, British Studio Potters in the Victoria & Albert Collection, London: Phaidon/Christie's, 1990

Selected Publications (Articles)

Artist Synthesizes African and Western Ideas in Art, Kansas State Globe, Kansas City, July 6,1995

Blandino, Betty. Private Conversations, Ceramic Review, March/April, 1998, p. 31-33

Berns, Marla. Ceramic Gestures, Contact, Spring, 1997, p.10-13

Bowye, Leslie R. A Love Affair with Form, New Times, Kansas City, August 10-16, 1995

Briers, David, review, Arts Review, December 1987

Buck, Louisa, The Critics Eye, Crafts, November/December 1989

Doone, J., Magdalene Odundo, Antique Collector, 1977

Estrada, Andrea, The Ceramic Art of Magdalene Odundo, Independent, April 20,1995

Evans, Max, Nelson's exhibits shine spotlight on pottery..., Olathe Daily News, August 5, 1995

Magdalene Odundo, Ceramics Monthly, September, 1995, p.18

Exhibition of Magdalene Odundo's works at Nelson-Atkins Kansas, City Globe, July 14, 1995, p.6-7

Magdalene Odundo, Crafts 92, May/June, 1988

Magdalene Odundo, Ceramics Monthly, p.30-33. May, 1991

Glancey, Jonathan, The Universal Truths Behind Designer Labels, The Independent, April 8, 1989

Graceful Ceramics, This Week in Santa Barbara, March 23-30, 1995

Graham-Dixon, Andrew, Magdalene Odundo, Observer Magazine, June 2, 1985

Greenhalgh, Paul, A Review of Contemporary Ceramics at Christie's, Ceramic Review, November/December 1984

Hill, Rosemary, Workshops of the World, Crafts, January/February, 1991

Howard, Ashley, The Enigmatic Drawing of Magdalene Odundo, Ceramic Review, November 2010

Howell, Sarah, Shop Tactics, World of Interiors, June 1990

Joris, Yvonne G.J.M. (ed.), Magdalene Odundo, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands: Het Kruithuis Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, 1994

Kenyan Heritage, Crafts 67, March/April 1984

Margrie, Victor, Review of New Work, Oxford Gallery, Craft, November/December 1992, New works by Magdalene Odundo

Muchnic, Suzanne, British ceramics: Five Artists, American Craft, October/November 2003, p. 77

Norrie, Jane, Review of Magdalene Odundo at the Oxford Gallery, Arts Review, August 1992

Olding, Simon, NSEAD Art & Design, November

Peebles, Debra, Forms, Vibration and Spirit, Pitch Weekly, July 20-26, 1995, p. 26

Queensbury, David, Magdalene Odundo, London, 1991

Report, Ceramic Review 100, July 1986

Report, Christie's, London, 1986

Review, Craft 45, December 1987

Review, Craft 44, September 1987

Staal, Gert, Magdalene Odundo - Silent Dancers, Kerameiki Techni, December 1997, p. 8-11

The Peach, Artist Synthesizes African & Western Ideas in Art, Kansas City Star, Wed., August 9, 1995, p.18

Thompson, Robert Farris, Afro-Modernism, Artforum, September 1991, p. 91-94

Thorson, Alice, International Influences Seen in Kansas City Art Spaces, Kansas City Star, July 14, 1995, p.17

Cantor Arts Center Journal, 2008-9, Vol.6, p. 111-113

Tressida, Megan, A Feat of Clay, World of Interiors, June 1984

Vogel, Susan, (ed.), Africa Explores: 20th-Century African Art, New York: The Museum for African Art, New York and Munich, Prestel, 1991

Watts, I., Magdalene Odundo, Africa Magazine, 1977

Wainwright, Martin,Craftnotes, Crafts, March/April 1989

Wingrave, Hannah, Magdalene Odundo, Ceramics in Society, Autumn 2001, p. 13-19

Wood, Eoline, A Visit with Magdalene Odundo, The Studio Potter, Autumn 1991

Chapter 7, The African Literature Association Annual Series, Vol.15

Films & Video

Out of Africa, Bacchanal Film, Insight Production, Channel 4 Television, 1984

Magdalene Odundo, East Midlands Arts, 1989

Ceramic Gestures: A Conversation with Magdalene Odundo, Victoria Vesna, dir., Television Studios of Instructional Resources, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995 (videocassette)

Teaching Positions

2011

Artist in residency, Print Workshop, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Artist in residency, MOG in Hot Glass Art, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, USA

Artist in residency, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, USA

2010

Form, Master Class with Magdalene Odundo, NorthLands Creative Glass, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland

2009

Artist in residence, Huara Huara, Santiago, Chile

Faculty artist and instructor, Haystack, ME, USA

2008

Artist in residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

Artist in residence, exhibition at the Jaffe Friede Gallery of Drawings and Ceramics and installation of Acknowledged Sources, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

1998

Artist in residence, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, USA

Special Projects

2010

Keramiek Seminar, De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda, Netherlands

2009

The 3rd EgeArt ART DAYS, Ege University, Ataturk Cultural Centre, Izmir, Turkey (exhibition participant and speaker)

2008

Clay Art and Function (ISCAEE), Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya (advisor and participant)

2007

Borrowing Heritage, the 2007 International Symposium & Exhibition (International Society for Ceramics Art Education Exchange, ISCAEE)

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK (co-ordinator, organiser and keynote speaker)

Professor Magdalene Odundo - 30 Years of Making, Venice Biennale. British Council panel member for British Pavilion

Artist Lecture, Loew Auditorium, The Hood Museum, Hannover, NH, USA

2006

Resonance and Inspiration, Artist Lecture. The Samuel Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2000

The Sloss Furness & Hope Project Fountain Design (a collaboration with Brad Morton at Brad Morton Bronze Casting Workshop), Birmingham, AL, USA

1996

Leerdam - Drinking Glass, exhibition and symposium, Leerdam, Netherlands