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 Ceres Gallery’s “Exposure 2021” and “Subfusc” at Flat Tail Press Gallery, Minot, ND,  and the Center for Contemporary Art, forthcoming 2025. Group exhibitions include ART150, Art Fair14C Showcase, MANIFEST Gallery, and the Monmouth Museum, where she curated and showed in the national exhibition, "INQUESTigation: Women at the Intersections of Art and Science." Jordan is the recipient of a New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship, a Solo Exhibition Award from the Center for Contemporary Art, MANIFEST Gallery's Season 20 Grand Jury Award, and a Ford Foundation Award. Her drawings are in the collections of the Walter Piehl Gallery, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program, and ArtHouse6 Gallery. Jordan lectures on visual culture, and her writings have appeared in TUSSLE Magazine, Bloomsbury Fashion Central, ARTE FUSE, BOMB Magazine, Intellect Books, and other publications. 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


My art practice is intrinsically experimental, and its resulting images are subject to fluctuations due to chance and unpredictability. I cathartically pour and pull in across my surfaces with a metal rule. The reticulation and striations from this back-and-forth motion, “drawing,” replicate nascent experiences and materialize as protean forms. As this action occurs over a given duration, I employ change and transformation as a construct to later classify and categorize the works. Frequently obscured or darkened in areas, the inky residue ensuing connotes personal identity shifting through transitory states—a seemingly “microbial dark matter.” In microbiology, the term “culture” refers to the growth of organisms. Similarly, my pouring methods and isolationist frameworks correlate to the pseudo-study of “human cultures.” These formations of self thus convey a coexistent relationship to more vital concerns, such as the vastness of our social organism.