Jordan Wolfson is a contemporary painter who has been exhibiting his work for over thirty years. Born in Los Angeles in 1960, he received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1991. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Wolfson’s work is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the James T. Dyke Collection and the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Archive. Wolfson has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant and a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland. Wolfson is currently represented by Prographica in Seattle, and Rothschild Fine Arts in Tel Aviv. His website can be found at www.jordanwolfson.com. Jordan Wolfson lives in Longmont, Colorado.
My painting is about presence. Or rather, I desire that my painting evokes and carries presence. It is this presence, which is always lying in wait within the phenomenal world, which my painting pursues. I am after that experience of presence which we carry within us when we are quiet and sense that, perhaps after all, the world may be whole.
Sheer presence is essentially invisible, as is the experience of wholeness. We cannot paint its face, but by grace we can provide doors, windows, images that evoke and allow us to find that which has been here all along.