BIO


Patti Jordan is an interdisciplinary artist conflating two and three-dimensional drawing and digital processes. She has exhibited her work throughout the US, England, France, and Korea. Recent Solo Exhibitions are “Exposure 2021” at NYC’s Ceres Gallery and “Subfusc” at Flat Tail Press Gallery in Minot, ND. Group exhibitions include ART150, Art Fair14C, MANIFEST Gallery, and the Monmouth Museum, where she curated and exhibited in the exhibition "INQUESTigation: Women at the Intersections of Art and Science." Aniza Jahangir interviewed Jordan for Alfa Art Gallery, art critic Sable-Smith for No Tofu Magazine, and WMBCTV for Curious Matter’s exhibition, “The Ecstatic.” Her drawings are in the collections of the Walter Piehl Gallery, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program, and ArtHouse 6 Gallery. She received an Honorarium for “Lineweight,” a contemporary drawing exhibition at Truman State University Gallery, and is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Award. Jordan lectures on visual culture and her writings appear in ARTE FUSE, BOMB Magazine, Bloomsbury Fashion Central, Intellect Books, and AS/Artist Studios, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Pratt Institute, a Master of Fine Arts Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University, and is a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art.


ARTIST STATEMENT


The New Jersey shoreline's mark on my unconscious is indelible and comprises the dichotomies of beauty and affliction; mesmerizing is its waxing and waning tide and the tarry, glistening residue that often draws ashore. Etched in memory, I cathartically pour and pull ink across a surface with a metal rule. The reticulation and striations from this back-and-forth motion, "drawing," replicate this nascent experience and materialize as protean forms.