J. Jordan Bruns Studio
J. Jordan Bruns is a visual artist occupying a studio on the second and third floors of the Chautauqua Tower. As a resident artist, he creates large-scale paintings and drawings that play with themes of permanence, movement, and memory.
Jordan's current work focuses on the cycle of growth and destruction that occurs in humanity. His catalyst for the metaphor is derived largely from his personal experiences, while his imagery resulted from living and working in Florence in the summer of 2007. His work has been viewed across the United States, from a solo show at the Indiana University Art Museum to the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, MO. His work has also been shown at Longview Gallery in Washington, D.C., Glen Echo Park's Popcorn Gallery, and other local galleries.
Apart from his current body of work, Jordan is also an accomplished landscape painter, having spent eight months traveling and painting landscapes across North America. He is also an instructor for the Park's Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery.
Jordan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2004, he received a B.F.A in Painting and Illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art; he received an M.F.A. in Painting from Indiana University in 2007. Jordan was a 2011 finalist for the Bethesda Painting Award.
J. Jordan Bruns Studio is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding class time.
For more information, visit www.jjbruns.com.