Odili D. Odita

Painter, printmaker, and muralist Odili Odita was born in Enugu, Nigeria. He received a BFA from Ohio State University, Columbus, and an MFA from Bennington College, VT. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Pérez Art Museum Miami, FL; Nasher Museum of Art Durham, NC; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City.

Odita's public works include The Wisdom of Trees (2016) in Indianapolis, IN; Our House (2015) for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; and Shadow and Light (2015) for the Nasher Museum of Art. He lives and works in Philadelphia, where he is a professor of painting at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

Artist Info


February 18 1966

Enugu, Nigeria