Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 pm  in the Tamarind Gallery or  Streaming Live 

Sponsored by Tamarind Institute, the UNM College of Fine Arts, Department of Art and Art History, and the UNM Art Museum

I’m looking for that in-between state in an individual where the overarching definition is lost. Skin as geography is the terrain I expand by emphasizing the specificity of blackness, where an individual’s subjectivity, various realities and experiences can be drawn onto the diverse topography of the epidermis.   -Artist’s statement

Born in Ife, Nigeria, Odutola participated in the 2012 project AFRO: Black Identity in America and Brazil at Tamarind. She produced five lithographs that reflect on the complexities of racial identity.

Selected for the prestigious Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio program, Odutola currently lives and works in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and her MFA from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. In October, she will return to Tamarind for her second residency at Tamarind Institute.

For more information on Toyin Odutola, visit Images of the lithographs created at Tamarind in 2012 are online at

Toyin Odutola, A Lapse in Judgment?, 2012. Single-color lithograph, 14 x 11.13 inches. Printed at Tamarind Institute.