Odette Graskie

Contemporary Artist

About The Artist

Odette Graskie is an artist living in Johannesburg, South Africa (b.1993). She works with paper and drawing. Her artworks revolve around human interaction and connection. To her, drawing is a way of really seeing those around her, and she creates intimate moments while drawing. Graskie graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria in 2015 and is currently doing her MA in Visual Arts at the University of Johannesburg. She has been on artist residencies in Guernsey, London and Poland. She has had solo exhibitions in Pretoria and Cape Town. Her recent exhibitions include group shows at the Camden Arts Centre in London, the Summer Show and Labyrinthine at Berman Contemporary, and a Youth Day exhibition hosted by Nedbank’s art collection. She has hosted several Drawing Sessions at the Berman Contemporary since January 2021 where she invited members of the public to sit for her drawings.

Photography by Chrisel Attewell, Natalie Field, Berman Contemporary, Marnus Strydom, Odette Graskie and Wesley West