Woody De Othello

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Born 1991, Miami, Florida
MFA, California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2017
BFA, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2013
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (forthcoming)

2020
Nina Johnson, Miami, FL
The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, England

2019
Woody De Othello, Karma, New York, NY
Woody De Othello: Breathing Room, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

2018
Living Room, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2016
Lights Out Night Out, Quality, Oakland, CA
Real Life Still Life, Old New England, Berkeley, CA
Patty’s Mashed Potatoes, UFO Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015
It’s Going To Be Okay, Unit 1, Lake Worth, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

2020
Close to Home: Creativity in Crisis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming)
Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sleight of Hand
, Center for Craft, Asheville, NC
The Burdens of History, NCECA Conference, Richmond, VA

2019
Roommates, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA
Planned Obsolescence, SJSU Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
33rd Ljublijana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljublijana, Slovenia
Blow Up, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY

2018
Bay Area Now 8, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Horizon Lines, Jessica Silverman at 288 Pacific, San Francisco, CA
Kinship, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Front International Cleveland Triennial For Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
From the Ground Up, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Kinder Gentler Nation, Karma, New York, NY

2017
Working TWO Scale: New Bay Area Ceramic Sculpture, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Sonoma, CA
Matt Kleberg and Woody De Othello, Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA
Homo Mundus Minor, Gallery T293, Rome, Italy
30th Annual Barclay Simpson Master of Fine Arts Award Exhibition, Perry Family Event Center, San Francisco, CA
To Speak of Trees, Alter Space at Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA

2016
All College Honors, Hubbell Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rocks and Socks, College Avenue Gallery, Oakland, CA
Ottawa Makers Market, The RIdeau Curling Club, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Clay Bodies, 7264 N. Miami Ct, Miami, FL

2015
Grayscale, 5&J Gallery, Lubbock, TX
Possessed, Fat Village Projects, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Resident Exit Show, Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2014
The Contenders, Unit 1, Lake Worth, FL
Monstrous Strange, Fat Village Projects, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Acid Reflux, Fat Village Projects, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Strange Ones, Unit 1, Lake Worth, FL
Southern Exposure: New Work Now, Palm Beach Cultural Council, Lake Worth, FL
Outside The Box 2, White Space Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Fluidity, Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
All Florida Ceramics Invitational, Nathan H. Wilson Center, Jacksonville, FL

2013
Small Wonders, World and Eye Arts Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apex: Fall 2013 BFA Exhibition, Ritter Art Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Inferno, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Reception, Northern Trust Bank, Boca Raton, FL
Red Eye Art, Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lounge Series, Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart, FL
Arts After Darks, Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart, FL

2012
23rd Annual University Juried Student Exhibition, Atlantic Center of The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Four Minutes, Thirty Three Seconds, Legal Art, Miami, FL

 

Awards/Grants

2018
SFO International Terminal Boarding Area G Outdoor Terrace Commission

2017
Toby Devan Lewis Award

2016
Barclay Simpson Award
CCA Merit Scholarship

2015
CCA All College Honors
CCA Merit Scholarship

2013
Claire V. Dorst Scholarship (FAU)
Runner-up of Fine Art in Creative Quarterly
John McCoy Scholarship (FAU)
Rothenberger Endowed Scholarship for Humanities (FAU

2012
Marvin and Eileen Reingold Contemporary Ceramics Collection

2011
Rothenberger Endowed Scholarship for Humanities: Printmaking (FAU)

 

Residencies

2020
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2018
Liquitex Research Residency, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

2016
Old New England, Berkeley, CA

2015
Pentaculum Resident, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
Sculpture Artist in Residence, Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, FL

 

Selected Bibliography

2020
Hart Chambers, Christopher. “Woody De Othello,” Sculpture Magazine, March 4, 2020.
Moioli, Chiara. “Gravity at Play: Woody de Othello,” Mousse Magazine, January 16, 2020.

2019
Cohen, Alina. “The Artists Everyone Talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach,” Artsy, December 9, 2019
Rees, Lucy. “7 Standout Talents to Watch at Art Basel Miami Beach,”Galerie, December 7, 2019
Cascone, Sarah. “See Highlights From Art Basel Miami Beach’s New ‘Meridians’ Section, Where the Fair’s Biggest (and Best) Artworks Shine,” ArtNet News, December 4, 2019
Karp-Evans, Elizabeth. Woody De Othello Mixes Playful with Political,” Cultured. December 2019
Loos, Ted. “Thinking Bigger at Art Basel Miami Beach,” The New York Times. December 3, 2019
Desmarais, Charles. “Bay Area ceramics scene fired up in news ways.” Datebook. July 24, 2019.
Desmarais, Charles. “6 ceramic sculpture exhibitions not to miss.” Datebook. July 22, 2019.

2018
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “Woody De Othello Believes in the Secret Lives of Objects.” KQED Arts. October 16, 2018.
Gerrity, Jeanne. “Critic’s Pick.” Artforum. October 11, 2018.
Fancher, Lou. “Hope, danger, humor coexist in exhibit spotlighting top SF Bay Area artists.” East Bay Times. September 20, 2018.
Desmarais, Charles. “Woody De Othello’s clay bodies at Jessica Silverman Gallery” SF Chronicle, September 18, 2018.
Guadagnino, Kate. “Funky Ceramics Are Everywhere. Including in Galleries.” T Magazine. June 14, 2018.

2017
De Othello, Woody. “Ceramics and Preservation in the Bay” The Brooklyn Rail. November 2, 2017.

 

Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Rennie Collection, Vancouver, B.C.