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Jordan Walker is an award winning landscape painter, illustrator, and teacher currently living in western Oregon. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in 2016. His work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Many of his paintings are held in private collections across the globe. 

Jordan spent his childhood roaming through deep woods and rugged coastlines exploring the wonders of the natural world. luckily, he is able to spend much of his adulthood doing the same thing. With painting gear in hand, Jordan hikes through the wilderness of western North America and creates Plein air studies to better understand his surroundings. In the studio, he uses these studies to create dramatic large scale landscape paintings to share his reverence of the natural world with others. 

The way light interacts with objects has always fascinated Jordan, whether it falls over a towering mountain or tiny twig. He takes great joy in arranging still life compositions in his studio to portray light and color on a smaller scale. 

While much of Jordan's focus lies in studying the emotional grandeur and scientific properties of the natural world, this helps immeasurably to inform his passion for imaginative work. The worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy have been close to his heart throughout his life, and over time he's filled dozens of sketchbooks with visions of strange creatures, characters, and environments. Beyond sketches, Jordan works to bring these visions to life through intricate paintings. He has created illustrations for a variety of magazines, print publications, and video games.

 

Clients include: Monte Cook Games, Ironzog Games, Ramblebine Brewing, 3DTotal Publishing, Graphite Magazine, and 3DTotal.com. His work is also featured in Spectrum 25.  

Solo Exhibitions: 

  • 2020    Landscape Of Oregon and Beyond, Morning Glory, Eugene, OR

  • 2020    Landscape Show, Café Soriah, Eugene, OR

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2020     Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co+Exist, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

  • 2020     The Oregon Coast, Eugene Airport (curated by Maude Kerns Art Center), Eugene OR

  • 2019     Art for All Seasons; Annual Member Show, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR

  • 2019     Emerald Spring Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Eugene, OR

  • 2018     Eugene Biennial, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR 

  • 2018     Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist, RISD ISB Gallery, Art Prov Gallery, Providence, RI

  • 2017     Group Show, Oregon Art Supply Gallery, Eugene, OR

  • 2017     Teton Raptor Center Show, Pearl Street Bagels, Jackson, WY

  • 2016     Cabinet of Curiosities, RISD ISB Gallery, Providence, RI

  • 2015     Vinum, Art and Archaeology Exhibition, Murlo, Vescovado di Murlo, Tuscany, Italy

  • 2013     Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

  • 2012     Art.Write.Now National Exhibition, Parsons: The New School for Design, New York, NY

  • 2011     Art.Write.Now National Exhibition, World Financial Center Gallery, New York, NY

 

Awards and Recognition:

  • 2021    Member of the Jury, Submergence, Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon,            

                            Jack Straw Gallery

  • 2019    Member of the Jury, 20th Annual Mayor’s Teen Art Show, Maude Kerns Gallery

  • 2018    Juror’s Choice Award, Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist, Creature Conserve

  • 2013    Artist Guest of Honor, Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness, Tangent Gallery

  • 2012    National Gold Medal and American Visions Awards, Scholastic art and Writing Awards

  • 2011    National Gold Medal and American Visions Awards, Scholastic art and Writing Awards

 

Teaching:

  • 2020                  - The Art and Science of Orca and Salmon Co-Recovery, co-Taught through

                                            Creature conserve and the Endangered Species Coalition

  • 2020                 - Art and Science of Biodiversity Workshop, National Museum of Wildlife Art,

                                            Jackson, WY 

  • 2019 - 2021     - Plein Air Painting, Watercolor Painting, Ink Drawing, and Narrative Illustration  

                                             Instructor, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR

  • 2018 - 2019     - Plein Air Workshop Leader, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene, OR

  • 2018 - 2020    -  Landscape Painting, Ink Drawing Instructor, Oregon Art Supply, Eugene, OR

  • 2013 - 2015     - POD Open Studio Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

Collections:

  • The Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project - Vescovado Di Murlo, Tuscany, Italy

  • Cranston Public Library - Cranston, RI

  • Paintings are also held in private collections in the US, Canada, Turkey, Ireland, and Austria.

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Email: jkwalkerart@gmail.com

 

All text and Images are © of Jordan Kyle Walker.