Artist Bio

Jordan Acker Anderson received her BFA in 2002 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, an MA in 2006 and MFA in 2007 from the University of Iowa. She is the director and a professor of studio art for Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work has been published in numerous Studio Visit magazines and the Mid America Print Journal. Her works are included in the University of Iowa public collections for the Art & Art History Department and the Hospitals & Clinics. Group exhibition highlights include Being: A Recognition of Self and Other at Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wisc., 2023 Faculty Biennial at Marian Art Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc., 30x30x30 at Var Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisc., and A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest at ArtStart, Rhinelander, Wisc. She was selected for the 2016 and 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Her work was in Watercolor Wisconsin 2021 at Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum. She was selected as an artist-in-residence for the 2024-2025 ARTservancy program with Gallery 224 in Port Washington, Wisc, which pairs art activists and land trust properties to increase access and awareness for conservation efforts. She will have a two-person exhibit at the Lauritzen Gardens: Omaha’s Botanical Center in August 2024.