Odili Donald Odita MFA '90
Visual Arts Lecture Series (VALS)—Spring 2018
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Nigerian-born, Philadelphia-based Odita has been described as “an abstract painter whose work explores color both in the figurative historical context and in the sociopolitical sense.” Odita has received commissions for large-scale murals by Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, among others. Odita is currently associate professor of painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Earlier this year (along with fellow VALS speakers, Ellen Gallagher and Margarita Cabrera), his work appeared in New Orleans’ citywide art triennial, Prospect 4.