Alison O’Daniel

Alison O’Daniel has screened and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain; Art in General, New York; Centre d’art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest, France. She is a recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany and Creative Capital awards, and has also received grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation; Center for Cultural Innovation; and Franklin Furnace Fund. Her film, The Tuba Thieves, was supported by the 2019 Sundance Creative Producing Lab and she was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2019 25 New Faces of Independent Film issue. She is represented by Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles and is an Assistant Professor of Film at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


  • BFA, Fibers and Material Studies, The Cleveland Institute of Art, 2003
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Art, Goldsmiths, College of London, UK, 2005
  • MFA, Studio Art, UC Irvine, 2010

Professional Experience:

  • 2020 group exhibition: Nine Lives, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
  • 2020 COLA (City of Los Angeles) Artist Grant, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles
  • 2019 solo exhibition: Alison O’Daniel: The Tuba Thieves, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2019 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, New York, NY
  • 2019 Creative Capital Award, NY, NY

Teaching Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Film, California College of the Arts 2019-present
  • Adjunct instructor, Video, Otis College of Art and Design 2011 - 2019
  • Adjunct Instructor, CSU Long Beach Art Department, 2016-2019

Artistic Discipline: 
Film, sculpture, sound, installation
Disability type: 
Hearing disability/Deaf
Alameda, CA 94501
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