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b. 1971

Antjuan Oden is a poet and performance artist as well as a painter. To Oden, his most recent works are "heavy with whispers of places, people and experiences." The paintings are a journalistic expression of thoughts and emotions from the artist's life, including his recent incarceration at the Washington State Correction Center.

Oden was born in Birmingham in 1971, and has been painting since he was a child. He paints on found objects, paper and wood. The artist employs a variety of media, including acrylic paint, ink and oil pastels. Consistent symbols are found in Oden's works, which often to refer to lines from his poetry.

Oden lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Birmingham before relocating to Tacoma, Washington in 1998. His work recently was exhibited at the Seattle Museum of Art. In addition, his work has been featured in Art Papers, and appeared in the exhibition Obsessive Collectors at The Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta.