SHELLEY JORDON Shelley Jordon (Djerassi, 2015) is a painter and moving-image artist who pushes the boundaries of traditional drawing and painting media through experimen- tations with performance, animations, and installations that explore the intersection of interior and exterior worlds and the complex nature of memory. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Frye Museum, Seattle, WA; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; the Oregon Jewish Museum and the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM; the Tacoma Art Museum; and the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her hand-painted animations have been screened at venues in Australia, Israel, Lebanon, Italy, India, the UK, Canada, Cambodia, and Germany. She has an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a professor of art at Oregon State University. “I wrote this while at Djerassi: ‘Dry wind, pine smells, open vistas. Coyotes, deer, cotton tail rabbits. Silence broken only by the occasional jet, except at night when crickets sing and coyotes yip and howl.’ Although I had been using a lot of digital technology in my work, I spent my month off the grid, observing and painting from life two large-scale pine branches that appeared outside my studio after a windstorm. The cross-pollination of ideas and disciplines inspired my first ever permanent site-specific installation, Pine Cone.” Above: Broken Pine Branch, 2016, Gouache on panel (diptych), 18” x 12” Right top: Pine Branch, Blue and Yellow Skies, 2015, Gouache on panel (diptych), 12” x 48” bottom: Tangled Pine Branch, Blue, Yellow and Red Skies, 2015, Gouache on panel (triptych), 9” x 36””