Artist Biography

Patti Jordan is an interdisciplinary artist working within the realms of visual, literary and media culture. Companies she has worked for include ABC TV, CNBC TV, HBO, Lifetime Television, Sat.1 Sport & News (Germany) and Fox News. At Sat. 1 and Fox News she was instrumental in the overall concept design and visual identity for their respective on-air launches. She is currently Co-Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising, Lecturer, at LIM College in New York City.

Jordan has shown in over fifty art exhibitions worldwide. Her Solo Exhibition “Visceral Palimpsests” was held at LaGuardia Galleries in LIC, NY in January 2015. Recent works have been shown in such NYC galleries as Leigh Wen Fine Art, Ceres Gallery and The Phatory, and her work is included in the contemporary drawings collection of the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center (NYC.) She was interviewed by Sable Smith for NoTofu Magazine’s spring 2014 issue, and by Dania Shihab in 2013 for the Artist Interview site “One Day You Will Find Me.” She received an Honorarium in 2009 for works included in ““Lineweight,”” a contemporary drawing exhibition at Truman State University Art Gallery, (Kirksville, MO), and is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Award. Jordan lectures on visual culture and her writings have appeared in online and print publications for Intellect Journal, AS / Artist Studios, Fashion Mannuscript Magazine, the Women’s Caucus for Art International Caucus and ARTCAT Zine. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Pratt Institute and a Master of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University.

“"Working with ink, water, graphite and solvent, Patti Jordan squeegees and pushes ink across the surface of large sheets of Fabriano paper. While not producing delicate soulful swoops with a hand-held Chinese brush, Jordan pushes and pulls her medium, coaxing and building the black ink so that it results in bold, textured and abstractly cratered and rippled layers. Creatures, bones, eyes, limbs and orifices appear, collide and condense on her horizontal and vertical scroll-like pieces, constructions of the imagination, psyche and random gesture.”"

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D.

“Patti Jordan is working in a middle-realm: using printer’s inks, she pulls the ink across the paper’s surface to create beautifully rendered swashes of value and then develops them into organic images using a variety of marks and methods. She, too, often uses her work as a springboard for additional work by printing the verso, or negative, image of a photographed drawing.”

Marsha Levin-Rojer – curator, “Drawing Beyond”