MO_portrait_© Laerke Posselt

Born in 1978 on Denmark’s Thyholm Peninsula, Margrethe Odgaard is an artist and designer whose practice is guided by her deep and innate sensitivity to colour. From her studio in Copenhagen, Odgaard works both independently as an artist and in collaboration with global brands to create objects and art works that employ an intentional use of colour formed by the desire to nourish body and mind. Her works are infused with curiosity for how we, as humans, experience and connect emotionally with the world around us. Odgaard focuses on the sensual quality of colour in the surface, and works with colour as a complete sensory experience through her intense focus on the interaction of colour, material and space. As a result of her dedicated work with colour, Odgaard has developed several colour indexes. In addition to running her own studio, Odgaard is one of two founders of the company Applied Colour Tools Aps in 2020, which aims to bridge the gap between colour theory and and practice for architects and designers. An MFA graduate of The Royal Academyof Fine Arts, School of Design and former textile designer for the Parisian fashion label, ÉPICE, Margrethe Odgaard’s independent works have been presented in solo exhibitions at Willumsens Museum (Denmark), Röhsska Museum (Sweden), Designmuseo Helsinki (Finland) and Munkeruphus(Denmark). The artist was the 2015 recipient of a three-year work grant from The Danish Ar ts Foundation, the 2016 recipient of Sweden’s prestigious Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award and was named Denmark’s Designer of the Year in 2019.


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