Odette England is an Australian-British artist, born in 1975. She often uses family photographs, photography, performance, and writing in her work to explore autobiography, gender, and ritual. She has shown her work across the US and internationally in more than one hundred exhibitions. Her awards include shortlist for the 2015 Australian Photo Book of the Year for Lover of Home, winner the 2012 CENTER Project Launch Award, finalist for the 2015 Cliftons Art Prize, and shortlist for the 2016 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award. Collections holding her work include the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, MoCP, and New Mexico Museum of Art. She is Artist-in-Residence and faculty at Amherst College and curator/director of England’s Winter Garden Photo Project, which includes a major exhibition at the Houston Center for Photography from September 2020 through January 2021. Radius Books will publish her collaboration with Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Past Paper // Present Marks, in spring 2021. Odette England lives and works in Rhode Island.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained our ability to physically host artists in Syracuse, Light Work has responded innovatively to offer continued support in the form of remote residencies. The remote residency experience support artists in developing their artistic practice from their home or designated studio space. In addition to the stipend, artists will benefit from technical, professional, and creative support, as well as the extraordinary freedom to determine their own residency’s shape and timing. Our AIR participants can use their month to pursue their projects: photographing, scanning, printing, editing for book projects, and working closely with our staff for feedback and conversation.