CORVALLIS, Ore. – The artwork of Oregon State University Professor of Art Shelley Jordon will be on display in the Fairbanks Gallery of Art April 1 through April 25.

An artist’s reception and talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the gallery, in Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis.

Jordon, who teaches painting and drawing in the School of Arts and Communication, is a painter and moving-image artist who explores interior and exterior worlds and connections between past and present experiences.

Using traditional drawing and painting media applied to two-dimensional artwork, animation and installation, Jordon expresses the complex nature of memory; physical and emotional, collective and personal. Her recent paintings and animations meditate on the passage of time, the power and beauty of nature and the cycle of life.

Jordon’s solo exhibitions include The Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; the Whitebox Gallery in Portland; and the Frye Museum in Seattle. Her work has been exhibited at the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, Torrance Art Museum near Los Angeles and at venues in Italy, Spain, Israel, Great Britain, Australia and Germany.

Her projects have been supported by the Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Center for the Humanities, Oregon State University, a Visual Arts Fellowship for the American Academy in Jerusalem, two Oregon Arts Commission individual fellowship awards, a Fulbright-Hayes Group travel research grant and artist residencies at the American Academy in Rome, Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo, Djerassi, The Studios of Key West and Playa.

Jordon holds a Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College and Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Fairbanks Gallery of Art is OSU’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce, and present scholarly visual art exhibitions. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Hours are until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month for the Corvallis Art Walk.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college's research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.

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Andrew Nigon, 541-737-4745, [email protected]


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