Chris Jordan

Born 1963
Hometown San Francisco, CA
Lives and Works Seattle, WA
Education
BA, University of Texas, Austin, TX
JD, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Chris Jordan's large-scale photographs capture the footprint of unchecked consumerism and waste, from the towering junkyards of Middle America to the skeletal remains of coastal birds whose stomachs reveal a diet of brightly colored plastic trash. While criticizing unsustainable consumption habits, his images often acknowledge the accidental beauty of their subjects, such as the crisp geometries of discarded cell phones and circuit boards lying in vast landfills. A former cooperate lawyer, Jordan also creates mosaic-style photos of instantly recognizable images—such as Seurat's famous painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, fashioned from 106,000 soda cans—that visualize the inconceivable statistics surrounding global consumption. His work has been showed internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Getty Museum, LACMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Chris Jordan Gallery Art

Galleries

Kopeikin Gallery, Culver City, CA
Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

Permanent Collection

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
Fidelity Investments, Roslyn, NY
West Collection, Oaks, PA

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