Name                Mabel Odessey

Address             Le Bez, 81260 Brassac, France



Born                 1959,  New York


86-88               Bradford and Ilkley College, Bradford, U.K.  B.A. Art and Design

82-83               Chester College of Further Education, Chester, U.K.  Foundation Course Art and Design

77-78               Tufts University, Medford Mass.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

13                   Oxford Botanical Garden, Oxford, U.K. ‘Alice in the Garden’

12                   Château de Lacaze, France “Alice aux Pays de Merveilles”

10                   Théâtre Municipale de Castres, France “Mabel Odessey”

07                   Musée Arthur Batut, Labruguière, France “Piano Paille, Pinhole”

03                   Château de Linardie, Gaillac,France “Entropy”

01                   Children’s Museum of the Arts, N.Y., U.S.A. “Make Believe”

                       St Louis College of Art Gallery, “Mabel Odessey- Pinhole Photographs”

97                   Centre Culturel Scène National d’Albi, Albi, France “Car Boot Sale”

                       Morris County College, New Jersey, USA. ”In My Mother’s Closet”

96                   Chapelle St Jean Baptiste, St Jeannet, France “Car Boot Sale”

95                   Musée Jean Jaurès, Castres France ‘Car Boot Sale’

88                   National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, U.K.  “On the Steps”

Selected Group Exhibitions

14                   New Mexico Museum of History, Santa Fe N.M. U.S.A., “Poetics of Light”

09                   Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto Ca. “IIlusion,Transformation, Creating the Impossible”

                       Les Moulins Albigeois, FR “Mon demi…l’Autre Moitié” Touring Exhibition

07                   Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto Ca. “Movements in Still time”

05                   De Santos Gallery, Houston,Tx U.S.A. ‘Circles of Confusion’

04                   Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada “Personal Landscapes  :

02                   Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Canada “Contact Photography Festival”

                        Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento Ca, U.S.A. jurors selection-”Photography Comes Full Cirlce”

00                   Standpoint Gallery, London, U.K. “Left Field:Liz Ellis, Jesseca Ferguson and Mabel Odessey

99                   FPAC Gallery, Boston U.S.A. “Personal Effects”: Liz Ellis, Jesseca Ferguson and Mabel Odessey

98                   Musée Arthur Batut, Labruguière, France “Effets Personnels:Liz Ellis, Jesseca Ferguson, and Mabel Odessey”

                       Washington Center for Photography, Wash. D.C. U.S.A.“Gleaning Light”

                       l’Athanor Scène Nationale d’Albi, Albi, France “Après La Fenice”

96                   Percorsi d”Arte, Venise, Italy  “Un Mese per la Fenice”

                       Photographic Archives Gallery. Dallas, Tx. U.S.A. “Gleaning Light”

Commissions and Awards

09                   Conseil Général du Tarn, Commande “Mon demi…l’autre moitié”

91                   Arts Council of Great Britain, Publication Grant

                       London Arts Board, Research and Development Grant

                       Greater London Arts Association, Development Grant

90                   Prince’s Trust

89                   Sun-Life Photography Awards

                        Bradford Festival Commission

88                   Brighter Islington Campaign

87                   Bradford Festival Commission

86                   Dulux Community Projects Awards

Community Arts Projects

2013          Lifelines – Pinhole project with residents of St Vincent Nursing Home, Lacaune France

                    Inside Out Lacaune collaborative project involving the nursing home, local middle school, radio station and the Inside Out Project

1993-        Director « Atelier Le Bez », Developping arts and communication workshops and courses  in  southwest France with people of all ages

1989-        collaboration and photographic workshops with, Serpentine Gallery,Whitechapel Gallery,Tower of London, Museum of Childhood, N.Y. Espace Photographique Arthur Batut, FR….


“Alice through the Pinhole”, Knightletter, U.S.A. 2012

“Pinhole Possibilities”, by Dr. Paula Eubanks, U.S.A. 2012

‘Muse’ Diffusion Magazine, U.S.A 2012

“Mon demi…l’Autre Moitié” France catalogue 2009

“South Wales Heritage:through the Pinhole” Wales 2007

Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique by Eric Renner (3rd Edition)

New York Times, July 2001

Clip Magazine #9 article, June 1998, Germany

Apres La Fenice catalogue, 1998 France

Pinhole Journal. 1995/97,2001/04/06 U.S.A.

Art Multiple catalogue, 1996 Germany

Seasons of Man catalogue 1992 U.S.A.

Sun Life Awards catalogue, 1989 U.K.


09     Featured photographer CK Interviews,

Pinhole Visions

Without Lenses

represented by the Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto Canada

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