Lynne Oddo is a New York City artist who emerged in the early 1980s from the first college in the country to offer a Master’s degree in electronic arts. NYIT, home to the Computer Graphics Lab, Inc., was known as a research center that attracted artists & scientists from all over the world, many of whom eventually played valuable roles in well-established production studios. Lynne’s undergraduate degree in Ceramic Sculpture from SUNY Potsdam gave her the opportunity to continue her studies at the University of Siena, in Italy, where she developed a love of painting and architecture.
Along with her many years spent dancing, it was not a far stretch to her eventual interests and practice in motion, environments, and 3D space, using traditional and contemporary new media, as well as indigenous materials from where she lives. Lynne works in various mediums, always drawing from a synthesis of classical form while integrating the more personal, romantic notion of expression.
“My work has always been contemplative in nature, using the harmonies of proportion and an intuitive color sense to suggest many views of the natural world. They speak to abstract expressions of color, form, and space, while being emotional, sensitive, and like a portrait, uncover the spirit in life.”
She has taught in graduate and undergraduate programs in New York and New Jersey, while exhibiting for over 35 years her prints, drawings, paintings, installations, and animations throughout the US. Along with numerous galleries, she has had work exhibited in The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Philadelphia Museum of Science, in conjunction with artists like, Manfred Mohr, Isaac Victor Kerlow, Marc Wilson, Romare Bearden, Red Grooms, Jack Youngerman, and Richard Anusckiewicz.
Lynne Oddo is a Professor Emeritus of Art in Motion and Animation(1999-2021) from Bloomfield College where she taught Senior Capstone, Life Drawing for Motion, Stop Motion Animation, and the History of Animation. She divides her time between NYC and upstate NY, where she has converted a 2500 sq. ft. barn into an experimental working studio.