Odelle Morshuis is a New Zealand artist living and working in Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand.
Odelle’s current work uses depictions of the human figure in motion to explore concepts of time and change along with how we interact with our environment. Odelle’s method of working involves using a video camera to gather information on a subject, in which she then proceeds to project the video whilst drawing and painting simultaneously to create a feeling of time and movement within a frame. Odelle states, “My paintings create a narrative, every space has a story, a history of movement” reflected in the layers of drawing and painting that make up the rich surfaces of her paintings. Odelle’s work is in many national and international collections.
2004 Masters in Fine Art, Wimbledon School of Art, London 2004
1994-1997 Bachelor of Art, Otago University N.Z. Double major in Design and Art History
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
2019 Best Contemporary award at the Queenstown Art awards.
2019 Merit award at the Autumn Arts Festival
2016-19 Christchurch Art Show top 10 artists
2020 Figuratively Speaking 3 artists at Te Huanui Gallery, Darfield N.Z
2019 Melbourne Affordable Art Fair
2019 Hong Kong Art Fair
2019 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
2019 Autumn Arts Festival Group Show
2019 Queenstown Art Centre, awards show.
Dunedin Public Library
National Bank of New Zealand Collection, N.Z.
Dresdner Kleinwort Benson Collection, U.K.
Logica Collection, U.K.
Herbert Smith, London, U.K.
Chambers of Christopher Symons QC and
John Jarvis QC, Verulam Buildings, London, U.K.
Steptoe Johnson and Rakison, London, U.K.
Zinfandels Restaurant Guildford, Weybridge and Chobham, U.K.