Alison O’Daniel was born in Miami, FL and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. In 2010, she received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and a Post Graduate diploma of Fine Art from Goldsmith’s College, London. She most recently presented Centennial Marching Band Forwards, Backwards, Pause, Silent, a collaborative performance with the Compton-based Centennial High School Marching Band at Art Los Angeles Contemporary (2016). She has been featured in solo exhibitions at Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles (2013) and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest (2015). O’Daniel’s feature-length film Night Sky premiered at the Anthology Film Archive in conjunction with Performa 11 as part of the Walking Forward-Running Past show at Art in General, and has been presented with live musical or Sign Language accompaniment at venues including The Aspen Museum of Art, MOCAD (Detroit), NYU, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and High Desert Test Sites. Writing on O’Daniel’s work has appeared in Artforum, The L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly, and ArtReview. O’Daniel has received grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Art Matters, the Franklin Furnace Fund, and the California Community Foundation.