Betsy Odom was born in 1980 in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 6000). She left Amory to study first at the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico, then at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned her BFA in 2002. Odom completed her MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 2007. She has exhibited nationally in several group- and solo-shows, including recent solo exhibitions at Three Walls Gallery and at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL. She lives and works in Chicago.