About Patti Jordan 

Patti Jordan is an interdisciplinary artist, author, and arts educator based in the New York City area. Her studio practice conflates drawing and digital processes and her work has been exhibited in over fifty exhibitions throughout the United States, England, France, and Korea. Solo Exhibitions include “Subfusc” at Flat Tail Press Gallery (Minot, ND) and “Visceral Palimpsests” at LaGuardia Galleries (Long Island City, NY). Galleries in New York City in which she has exhibited include Leigh Wen Fine Art, Ceres Gallery, La Galeria, and The Phatory. She has been interviewed for magazines and received various awards. Jordan lectures on visual and media culture and is a Contributing Critic for the contemporary art platform, ARTE FUSE.


New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – “The Space Between” – Women’s Caucus for Art New York City Chapter

Artist Personal Website: www.pattijordan.com

Email: pjdsign1@comcast.net


Artist Statement 

 “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” Frida Kahlo

To identify and reckon with circumstances from our recent cataclysmic event – Covid19 and its ensuing limitations, I’ve sequestered in my studio during quarantine and reflected on this new pathogen of which there is still much to be learned. This illuminated diptych renders visible my “Bifold Enumerations.”

To that end and with stay in place orders in effect, I’ve chosen an assumed space among the interstitial. “Twixt and ”tween this time of confinement – this fixed space – I’ve sought the regenerative through hybrid figures mnemonic of our current global crisis. Comprised of transparent layers, these poured ink dispersions evoke depictions of the virus; blobs, stains, and globules abound. As a disease transmitted through droplets, it is described as an elusive strain one cannot see with the human eye. Likewise, poured ink on frosted polyester plates creates levels of obfuscation that render areas ambiguous.

Amid application, I allow gravity to assist in producing “droplets” that traverse my substrate; soon after, pigment dries like dust. The resultant images reference exteriority and the body in their allusion to translucent skins. Conversely, interiority is underscored through an association to x-rays, conjuring what could be read as sentimental attempts to “see inside oneself.”

As this fluid pigment spawns forms linked to representation, its spread over the surface dually serves as a signifier for this infectious time in which we’re living – in the thick of it, a desire prevails to have it all shut tight. Yet these microorganisms are not impervious, forming fields that appear to be oozing, leaking. Similarly, our communities at present are also in states of flux.

More vital than these bifold enumerations, therefore, is our individual and collective response to them. At this locus where we occupy the space between – what will be our reflexive antidote?


Exhibitions

2020 “Ink, Press, Repeat 2020” – Juried Printmaking Exhibition, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
  “The Pingry School Faculty Show” – The Hostetter Gallery, Basking Ridge, NJ
2019 “Affair of the Art” Exhibition, MC Hotel, Montclair, NJ
  SOLO Exhibition – Flat Tail Press Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND
  “Bridging the Gap: Postcards of the All Nation of Art” – A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “What You Take with You” – Women’s Caucus for Art, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
  “Americas 2019: Paperworks” – Walter Piehl Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND
  “State of the Art” Exhibition, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2018 “Women’s Caucus for Art NY Chapter Exhibition” – La Galeria, Boricua College, New York, NY
  “Friends Exhibition” – Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2017 “Exposure” – Multiple SOLO Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
  “Artist Statement #2” – CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  BWAC Black + White” – Juror, Alison Hokanson, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY
  “SM15” In-Print Exhibition – Curator, Margaret Krug, Front Art Space, New York, NY
2016 “Sacred + Profane” – Arc Gallery Online + In-Print Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
  “Fashion Now & Then: Fashion As Art” Exhibition – LIM College, New York, NY
  “Made in New York” – Curator, Carmen Hay Kolodzey, Avelan’ Arts, Lavelanet, France
  “Women Gazing Inward” – Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2015 SOLO Exhibition: “Visceral Palimpsests” – Curator, Cris Cristofaro, LaGuardia Galleries, LIC, NY
  “Kids of Dada PaperWorks Online Exhibition” – Kids of Dada, London, UK
  DRAWN 2015” – MANIFEST Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  “SM15” Online Exhibition – Curator, Margaret Krug, Front Art Space, New York, NY
  INDA 10” – International In-Print Drawing Exhibition, MANIFEST Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  “Explore” – Callahan Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “Follow Your Passion” – Co-curators, Patti Jordan + Nina Kuriloff, Riverside Library, New York, NY
2014 “Interlude” – Art Exhibition + Silent Auction, LIM College, New York, NY
  “Ubiquitous” – Co-curators, Patti Jordan + Nina Kuriloff, La Galeria, Boricua College, New York, NY
  “Art Biologic” – Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
  “Montclair Art Walk” – Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  “Emrupt” – International Group Exhibition, Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York, NY
2013 “Defining Territory” Contemporary Drawing Exhibition – Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
  “Petroleum Paradox” – Curator, Marcia Annenberg, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
  “Germinate” – La Galeria @ Boriqua College, New York, NY
  “Provocateur” – Curator, Marcia Annenberg, Riverside Library, New York, NY
  “REvulsion” – Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
  “Community Exhibition” – Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ
2012 “Drawing Beyond” – Curator: Marsha Levin-Rojer, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
  FOURPERSON: “Ink and Air” MANIFEST Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  FOURPERSON: “Pictorial Constructions” – Curator, Ginny Butera, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
  “Petroleum Paradox” – Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
  “Phenomena” – Curator, Beautiful Fields, The Phatory, New York, NY
  “Distressed” – Women’s Caucus for Art, La Galeria @ Boricua College, New York, NY
  “Innovations” – Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Cortland, NY
2011 “Arts Guild New Jersey Benefit Auction” – Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ
  “Naming The Animals” – Curious Matter + Proteus Gowanus, Jersey City, NJ
  “New Beginnings” – Callahan Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “Visual Phrasing” – Curator, Ginny Butera PhD, Terese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, NJ
  “Retrofuturology” – Observatory, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
  “When Did ‘Friend’ Become A Verb?” – La Galeria @ Boricua College, New York, NY
  “One Mark to the Next” – DriftStation Gallery/Performance Space, Lincoln, NE
  “Data In, Data Out” – Curator, Jeanne Brasile, Walsh Gallery, South Orange, NJ
  “Dividing Light Measuring Darkness” – Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
2010 “Black + White” – Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY
  “The Ecstatic” – Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
  “Nexus NJ 2010 Juried Exhibition” – Juror, Sharon Matt Atkins, Arts Guild NJ, Rahway, NJ
  “Drawing Discourse – National Juried Exhibition” – Tucker Cooke Gallery, Asheville, NC
  INDA 5” – International In-Print Drawing Exhibition, MANIFEST Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2009 TWOPERSON: “Edges” – Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  “Sixth Annual Fresh Meat/Young Blood Exhibition” – SICA Gallery, Long Branch, NJ
  “Stimuleye” – MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  “From Across the River” – Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  “Lineweight Contemporary Drawing Exhibition” – Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
2008 TWOPERSON: “Drawings” – Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  “Portifoy” – Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  “In the Flesh” – Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ
  “Two Six Packs” – Redsaw Gallery, Newark, NJ
2007 “Group Drawing Exhibition” – Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
  MFA First Year’s Exhibition” – Finley Gallery, Montclair, NJ

Awards

2019 Honorarium, Subfusc Solo Exhibition, Minot State University, Minot, ND
  Purchase Award, Walter Piehl Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND
2010 Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
2009 Alpha Epsilon Lamda Honor Society
  The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
2008 Honorarium, Lineweight Exhibition, Kirksville, MO
1997 Type Director’s Club Award, Fox News, New York, NY
1981 Ford Foundation Award, Curator, Dore Ashton
1979 Pratt Institute Merit Scholarship

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