Digital Artist/ Animator | Digital Assistant | Filmmaker & Editor

BIOGRAPHY

Jordan L Rodgers is a multimedia artist who hails from Liverpool in the UK. He works in drawing, audio, video and film making, with parallels between contemporary work and the theories and practices of Constructivism, Surrealism, Expressionism and Futurism. 


His degree was in Fine Art (Digital New Media, Contemporary Art History, Curatorship) at Lancaster University, First-Class Honours. Since graduating in July 2012 his work has been exhibited in selected group and solo shows and published in national and international art magazines and websites, including the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, and the 100 Contemporary Artists 2013 Anthology, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 and screening at the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015 and International Green Culture Festival.


In 2014 Jordan joined Hope Street Ltd as part of the internationally renowned Emerging Artists Programme 2014 taking on the role of Digital Artist/ Animator. To date he has participated in five theatrical productions - Sense and Sustainability, Spring Heeled Jack, Race Against Time, This Must Be The Place and Control 25. Passionate about working within various aspects of theatre, Jordan seeks to offer a unique innovation to challenge the relationship between audience and experience.



ARTIST STATEMENT

At the early stage of my career it is an opportunity to do something different, to push boundaries. I use my cross-disciplinary way of working to bridge the gap between traditional drawing and drawing on the iPad.


The themes I pursue involve exploration between art and technology as a means to record and document everyday journeys. These include personal narratives and environmental awareness of psychogeography specific to the location. Comparing historical, architectural and cultural influences raises questions about how far one can observe at any given moment. Integral part of my art as process addresses both what meets the eye and what the eye constructs. With consideration toward exhibiting artwork on a small scale handheld device to one that through installation creates an experience almost of stepping into the environment.


Drawing is a map of time, recording the actions of the maker allows the viewer to move through the journey of creation. I ask what can the medium of drawing do in relation to altering the perception the landscape we live in today? 



EDUCATION

2009 - 2012, BA Hons Fine Art (Digital New Media, Contemporary Art History, Curatorship), Lancaster University, First-Class



INTERNSHIP

2014, Digital Artist/ Animator, Hope Street Ltd Emerging Artist Programme 2014



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2014, Drawing: Liverpool, Clove Hitch Gallery, Liverpool

2013, New Babylon, Nancy Victor Gallery, London



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2016, In/Out Video & Film Festival: Ethics Attention & Intention, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2016, Take a look into Nowa Huta (Zajrzyj do Huty), ARTzona Museum of History of Nowa Huta, Krakow, Poland

2016, 20th IDFF Off Cinema Film Festival, Poznań, Poland

2016, Ekofilm Festival, Nowograd, Poland

2016, Wildlife Vaasa Festival, Finland

2016, The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria

2016, TimeLine Film Festival 2016, Italy

2016, Goldensun Short Film Festival, Malta

2016, EsX Film Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia

2016, Pocket Cinema Film Festival, Pakistan American Cultural Centre, Asia 

2016, Emerge Film Festival, Auburn, ME

2015, International Green Culture Festival, Belgrade, Serbia

2015, Environment Art Speaks Out, Istanbul Modern Museum, Turkey, Istanbul

2015, Visionaria22 International Film Festival 2015, Italy, Siena

2015, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015, Austria

2015, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival / CineAutopsia, Spain

2015, Handle Climate Change Film Festival 2015, Shenzhen, China

2015, Tassie eco Film Fest, Hobart, Tasmania

2015, Frame By Sound, Apple Store Soho, New York, NY

2015, Electric Open Art 2015, Electric Picture House, Cheshire

2015, Disaster Is My Muse, Venice Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

2015, Athens Animation Festival 2015, Athens

2015, ProxyACT International Short Film Festival, London

2015, Festival Parachute Light Zero Act II, Paris

2014, 6th Cairo Video Festival 2014, Medrar, Cairo

2014, Go East, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

2014, How Many?, PatchWork, Local Creation, Altrincham

2014, Home, Bridewell Studios & Gallery, Liverpool

2014, Exploring Boundaries, neo:gallery 22, Bolton

2014, Live.Art.Liverpool, MetQuarter, Liverpool

2014, Encounters Journeys & Discoveries, BAR Gallery, London

2014, Digital, Unframed, LLC, New Mexico

2013, Bideodromo 2013 Film Festival, Bilbao

2013, Altrincham Arts Festival, Altrincham

2013, University of Liverpool, Histories Languages and Cultures Gallery academic year 2013/14

2013, Bees Make Honey Creative Community, Memories of the Future in Pictures, Nottingham



PRIZES

2015, Short-list, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015
2013, Short-list, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013
2012, Long-list, Aesthetica Art Prize 2012, and the 100 Contemporary Artists 2013 Anthology 



THEATRE

2014, Control 25, FACT, Liverpool

2014, This Must Be The Place, Constellations, Liverpool

2014, Race Against Time, thebluecoat, Liverpool

2014, Spring Heeled Jack, Everton Park, Everton

2014Sense and Sustainability, thebluecoat, Liverpool



iPAD DRAWING WORKSHOPS

2014, iPad Art Class: Cityscapes at Apple Store, Covent Garden, London

2013, Jerwood Drawing Prize: The Big Draw, London

2013, Making Tracks Workshop Performance, Rich Mix Shoreditch, London

2013, Tea With An Architect: Love Architecture Festival, Liverpool



CHARITY WORK

Crohn's and Colitis UK, Davis Family YMCA for arts & humanities, Kidney Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Care, the Prince's Trust, the Trafford and South Manchester - Mobile Artistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Service