“Colour is light and light is energy. When light is in the air and it meets a surface…the way it’s read by the eye creates an emotion.”
— Margrethe Odgaard
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 and in collaboration with global brands to create objects and artworks that employ an inten- tional 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.
An MFA graduate of The Royal Academy of 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 Arts Foundation, the 2016 recipient of Sweden’s presti- gious Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Award and was named Denmark’s Designer of the Year in 2019.