Jennifer Odem is a New Orleans-based multi-media artist with a specific focus on investigations in sculpture and drawing. Odem's artwork address issues of transience and permanence, hand-crafted versus industrial, fragility and strength. Her sculptures specifically reference issues of gender through her choice of materials, which texturally look fragile, but are in fact strong, rigid objects. Jennifer Odem has exhibited and performed residencies throughout the United States and abroad. Odem's most recent exhibition was at Prospect.4 New Orleans, the 2017 Triennial, for which she was commissioned to create the site-specific Rising Tables, three towers of used household tables, on the banks of the Mississippi River.