J. Jordan Bruns
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, most notably his diagnosis and successful surgery to treat Cushing's Disease (caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland) while his imagery resulted from living and working in Florence in the summer of 2007. His exhibitions have been viewed across the United States from a solo show in the Indiana University Art Museum to the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, MO. Currently, he is a resident artist in the Chautauqua Tower in Glen Echo Park, while teaching at the Yellow Barn, studio and gallery.
J. Jordan Bruns was born in Cincinnati, Ohio (1982). In 2004, he received a B.F.A in Painting as well as Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art, and received his M.F.A. in Painting at Indiana University in 2007. Apart from his current body of work, he is an accomplished landscape painter, spending 8 months living out of his car painting North America.