Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson returned to the United States in 2002 after living abroad for ten years in Israel. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and did his graduate studies at Yale University School of Art. Since beginning to exhibit in 1991, Wolfson has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant and a Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ireland. He currently lives in Louisville, Colorado.


1991 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
M.F.A. in Painting

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
1986 Fifth Year Certificate, non-matriculating graduate program
1985 B.A., Fine Arts, painting and printmaking

One and Two Person Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Honors and Awards

Teaching Experience

2009-2014 Art Students League of Denver, Denver CO, Painting and Drawing
2010 University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, Drawing and Design
2009 Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Foundations
2009 University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder CO, Foundations
2007-2008 University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, MA
Figure Drawing and Structural Drawing

2007-2008 Rhode Island College, Providence RI, Figure Drawing
2005-2006 Western Connecticut State University, Danbury CT
Design I and Beginning Drawing

2006 The Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY, Experimentation in Drawing
2006 Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock NY
2006 Visiting Artist, University of Washington
2003-2005 Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ
2003 Visiting Artist, Boston University, MFA Program
2002 Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Undergraduate Painting
1999-2002 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1994-1999 Kalisher School of Fine Arts, Tel Aviv
1992-1997 The Emunah College of Arts and Technology, Jerusalem
1992-2014 Private Instructor, Painting and Drawing


Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY, USA
Omanut La’am (Art for the People), Jerusalem, Israel
The Ballinglen Archive, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
The James T. Dyke Collection, Little Rock AR


Wolfson, Jordan, “How Painting Can Help Save the World, Actually”, Painting Perceptions, April 26, 2014,
Hagler, Elana, “Interview with Jordan Wolfson”, Painting Perceptions, June 22, 2012
Ayers, Robert, “The Human Figure in All its Beauty”, Seattle Times, December 30, 2011
Aimone, Steven, Expressive Drawing, New York, Lark Books, 2009
Peleg-Rotem, Hagit, “A Veil of Mist”, Globes, March 17, 2009
Mullarkey, Maureen, “Shimmer and Shadow”, New York Sun, May 22, 2008
American Art Collector, States of Being, May 2008
Wolfe, Townsend, Vision: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, 2007
Concord Art Association, American Artists in Ireland: The Ballinglen Experience, 2006
Weiss, Marion, Dan’s Papers, cover and featured artist, February 2006
Tseitlin, Irene, Enchanted Place, Ba-sis Gallery, 2005
Gelman, Emanuel, Carmel Poetry Journal, featured artist, Winter 2005
Maxwell, Peter, Ballinglen: The Artist in Rural Ireland, Balleycastle, 2003
Weiman-Kelman, Paula, “Jordan Wolfson – A Portrait, 2002”, Video Documentary, 2002
Wizgan, Ilan, Drawing in Israel Now, Artists House, Jerusalem, 2001
Appelfeld, Meir, “Intensity of Light”, Jerusalem, 2001
Levin, Daliah and Wicks, Steven, Tennessee-Israel Visual Arts Exchange, 2000
Zisquit, Linda, “The Paintings of Jordan Wolfson”, Artspace Essays, 1999
Eyal, Avishai, “Interior”, Haifa, 1999
Suissa, Albert, “Paintings of the Soul”, Voice of the City, November 13, 1998
Yizrael, Miriam, “In Love with Grey”, Jerusalem Weekly, October 15, 1998
Wizgan, Ilan, Art and Realities in Jerusalem, Artists House, Jerusalem, 1998
Cassouto, Nella, Eye Level, Artists House, 1997
Yizrael, Miriam, “Looking at the Sink”, Jerusalem Weekly, September 27, 1996
Ginton, Ellen, Virtual Reality, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1996
Pinchas-Cohen, Chava, Dimui (“Image”), featured artist, Winter 1995
Cassouto, Nella, Facing Reality, Art Focus, 1994
Geldman, Mordechai, Communion, Artists House, Tel Aviv, 1994
Ronnen, Meir, “East Meets West”, Jerusalem Post, February 26, 1993
Shankpainter, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, 1992