January 27–May 1, 2020
Woody De Othello creates and mutates everyday objects as a way to address broad audiences. These objects, such as doorknobs, AC vents, lights, and TV sets, are rendered in an uncanny fashion with a sense of play, emotional intuition, and surrealism that provokes viewers to reimagine themselves and the way they view the world around them.
De Othello, born in Miami, FL, completed his MFA at the California College of Arts in San Francisco in 2017. He received his BFA from Florida Atlantic University with a concentration in ceramics. De Othello has exhibited widely in group exhibitions, including the recent FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial (2018) and the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial in Slovenia (2019). In 2018, his work was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission to be on permanent view at the San Francisco International Terminal. In 2019, he realized a project at Art Basel Miami Beach in a new section titled Meridians. In 2019, De Othello had his first solo museum show at the San Jose Museum of Art. Othello lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Arts/Industry is a residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It is generously hosted and funded by Kohler Co. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) (nonprofit) organization; donations are tax deductible.