JORDAN KANTOR

Born in 1972
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

Education

PhD, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2003
BA, History and Studio Art, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1995
Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany, 1994

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Jordan Kantor: Selected Objects (sympathetically arranged), 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Jordan Kantor: Selected Objects (from some time ago until now), Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

2014
Jordan Kantor, Churner and Churner, New York, NY

2013
Jordan Kantor, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2011
Jordan Kantor, Churner and Churner, New York, NY

2010
Jordan Kantor, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2009
Art Statements - Art|40,|Basel, Switzerland 

2008
Jordan Kantor, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 

2006
Jordan Kantor: Recent Paintings, Artists Space, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Jordan Kantor/ Mathew Hale, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Tad Beck, Diana Cherbuliez, Jordan Kantor, Karen Lederer, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Nyeema Morgan, Amir Zaki, Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Portland, ME

2015
Painting Expelled, CCA Campus Center Galleries, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2014
The Last Picture Show, Churner and Churner, New York, NY

2013
Paint off, Paint On, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Painting Between the Lines, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

2012
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; traveled to Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas
In Protest, Kadist Art Foundation/Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; traveled to The Commons, Vancouver, BC

2011
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 
Tableaux Parisiens, The Do Right Hall, Marfa, TX
Painting Between the Lines, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Peeler Art Center, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN; traveled to Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Route 2: 101 Collection, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Say Something!, E6 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN; Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
They Knew What They Wanted, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Kurt, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 

2009
As It Is Written: Project 304,805, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Untitled (History Painting): Painting and Public Life in the 21st Century, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Liberation Upon Contact, Ratio 3, San Francisco
According to Speculative Logic, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2008
Don't Come In, Be Merciful, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany 
I am Never at Home, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
This is Not a Void, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paolo, Brazil

2007
Deathtrip, a collaboration with Kai Althoff and CCA graduate students, PLAySPACE Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
FOR SALE, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Alpha, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 
Image Processor: Kota Ezawa / Chris Finley / Jordan Kantor, Lombard-Freid Projects, New York, NY
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

2006
Liquid Paper, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2005
CCA Faculty New Work, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2002
Friends and Family, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

2017
Rader, Dean, “Artists on Artists: Jordan Kantor by Dean Rader,” BOMB 140 (Summer 2017), 156-157. (ill.)

2016
Rader, Dean, “On Abstraction and Acessibility: Poetry, Perspective, and the Painting of Jordan Kantor,” The Ploughshares Blog (Cambridge, MA), October 10, 2016. Accessed October 10, 2016. http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/on-abstraction-and-acessibility-poetry-perspective-and-the-painting-of-jordan-kantor/ (ill.)
“Jordan Kantor. Selected Objects (sympathetically arranged) at 871 Fine Arts,” Mousse Magazine (Milan), June 21, 2016. (ill.).

2015
Beltran, J.D., “Past, Presents, and Futures,” Huffington Post, March 9, 2015. (ill.).

2014
Merjian, Ara H. “Jordan Kantor, Churner and Churner,” Artforum.com Critic’s Pick. March 2014. (ill.)
“Jordan Kantor at Churner and Churner, New York,” Mousse Magazine (Milan), March 4, 2014. (ill.)
Zevitas, Steven. “Must See Painting Shows: March 2014,” Huffington Post, March 6, 2014. (ill.)
Laluyan, Oscar A. “Jordan Kantor: Tableaux at Churner and Churner,” March 4, 2014. (ill.)2014

2013
Louise Turner, Cherie. “Jordan Kantor,” art ltd. March 2013 (ill.)
Zevitas, Steven. “12 Must See Painting Shows (in the US): January 2012,” Huffington Post.com January 15, 2013

2012
Frankeny, Chloé Harris. “Exposition: Four art experts curate a portfolio of top Bay Area talent,” 7x7 November 2012, 83. (ill.)

2011
Merjian, Ara H. “Jordan Kantor, Churner and Churner.” Artforum vol. 50, no. 4 December 2011, 255–256 (ill.).
Appelton, Andrea. “Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture.” City Paper Baltimore November 2011.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Jordan Kantor,” The New York Times September 2011 (ill.).
Beard, Dena. “Talking Shop: Route 2: Undisclosed Destination.” Artpractical.com March 6, 2011.

2010
Hackett, Regina, “Image Transfer – Remix Culture at the Henry,” Another Bouncing Ball, ArtsJournal.com (December 7, 2010). (ill.)
Graves, Jen “Appropriation Situation,” The Stranger (Seattle) vol. 20, no. 10 (November 11-17, 2010).
Motley, John, “Critic’s Pick: Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture Henry Art Gallery,” Artforum.com (November 10, 2010).
Upchurch, Michael, “Henry Art Gallery explores ‘Pictures in a Remix Culture,” The Seattle Times (October 28, 2010).
Davis, Ben “Kurt Lives,” Artnet.com (August 19, 2010). (ill.)
Pfau, George, “Jordan Kantor,” Artpractical.com (June 2, 2010).
Melendez, Franklin, “Jordan Kantor’s Constellation,” Artslant.com (May 31, 2010).
Haertel, Laura, “Kurt, at the Seattle Art Museum, Explores Kurt Cobain’s Influence on Contemporary Artists,” California Literary Review (May 28, 2010).
Graves, Jen, “If A Spotlight is a Black Hole,” The Stranger (Seattle), vol. 19, no. 38 (May 22 – June 2, 2010). (ill.)
Gordon, Amanda, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” ArtNews, May 2010.

2009
Del Pesco, Joseph, “SFMOMA's SECA Awards Show: Trevor Paglen, Jordan Kantor, Tauba Auerbach, and Desiree Holman,” Art In America (Online Edition), (March). (ill.).
Messer, Ari, “Negative Light: Beyond The Candid Camera With Jordan Kantor,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Vol. 43, No. 22, (February 2009), 37. (ill.).
Scharrer, Eva, “I am Never at Home,” Modern Painters, (Dec 2008/Jan 2009), 105. (ill.).

 

2008
Politi, Giancarlo “Focus: Painting. Dead Language or Cultural Terrorism?” Flash Art (International Edition), XLI, no. 263 (November-December 2008), 48-51.
Ryan, Christine, “14 Bay Area Artists We Love Right Now—And Where to See Them,” 7x7 (San Francisco) November 2008, 122. (ill.).
Porges, Maria, “Jordan Kantor, Ratio 3,” Artforum (New York) XLVI no. 10, 447. (ill.).
Van Pee, Yasmine, “Jordan Kantor,” Modern Painters, (April 2008), 17, 81. (ill.).
Bing, Alison, “Jordan Kantor at Ratio 3,” Artweek, Vol. 39, No. 2 (March 2008), 14-15. (ill.).

2007
Banai, Nuit. “Review: Image Processor,” Time Out New York, issue 606, May 10 – 16, 2007.
“Kota Ezawa/Chris Finley/Jordan Kantor,” The New Yorker, LXXXIII No. 12, May 14, 2007, 26.

2006
Wilson, Michael. “Jordan Kantor, Artists Space,” Artforum (New York) XLV no. 4, 308-309.

Catalogues and Publications

Jordan Kantor. Selected Exhibitions 2006-2016. San Francisco: No Place Press, 2017. Distributed by D.A.P. ISBN 978-0-9898320-5-2.
Studio Visit / Linda Geary. Edited by Linda Geary. Berkeley: Edition One Books, 2013. ISBN 978-0-615-84966-9.
Painting Between the Lines. Edited by Jens Hoffmann. San Francisco: Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, 2012. (ill.) ISBN 978-0-9802055 3-4.
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards. Edited by Alison Gass and Tanya Zimbardo. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2011. (ill.). ISBN 978-0-91047-1895.
Tableaux Parisiens. Edited by Nicholas Knight. New York: Eponanony Press, 2011. (ill.) ISBN 978-1-4675-0716-5.
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Edited by Sara Krajewski. Seattle: Henry Gallery Association, 2010. (ill.) ISBN 978-0-935558-49-4. 
2008 SECA Art Award: Tauba Auerbach, Desirée Holman, Jordan Kantor, Trevor Paglen. Edited by Apsara Di Quinzio and Alison Gass. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2009. (ill.). ISBN 978-0-918471-81-9. Essay by Alison Gass. Rountable discussion with the artists. 
2008 California Biennial Catalogue, Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2008. ISBN 978-0-917493-48-5. Interview by Rachel Kushner. 
FOR SALE, Lisbon, Portugal: Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, 2008. Essay by Jens Hoffmann.
Artists of Invention: A Century of CCA, San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2007. Essay by Tara McDowell.
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, London: Thomas Dane Gallery, 2007.
Jordan Kantor. Recent Paintings. New York: Artists Space, 2006. Essay by Matt Saunders.

Artist’s Books

2015
Untitled (B/W Shelf Cut-Up Piece). Artist’s Book. Bound digital prints. 36 pages. San Francisco: Self-published, 2015. Open Edition, signed, unnumbered.

2011
ET/DE. Artist’s Book. Bound digital prints. 167 pages. San Francisco: Self-published, 2011. Open Edition, signed, unnumbered.

Selected Research Grants, Fellowships, Awards

2016 Visiting Artist, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2011 Faculty Development Grant, California College of the Arts
2010 Pioneer Art Award, ArtNow International / Kadist Art Foundation 
2008 SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2002 Chester Dale Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1995 Robert M. Golden Medal for the Creative Arts, Stanford University

Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI