About Jordan Kressley

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Biography

Pastel artist specializing in traditional portraiture, fantastical realism, pop surrealism, and narrative works as well as illustrated poetry.

Muralist and sign painter operating in Philadelphia.

ABOUT MY PROCESS

My Work

I have always been heavily influenced by my observations of the natural world, and consider my work a study of the interactions and conflicts therein.

I work traditionally with chalk pastel.

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Commissions

Commissions are currently closed

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Exhibitions 

CURRENT - Arch Enemy Arts / Beyond Tides II

CURRENT - Moore College of Art & Design / Alumni Exhibition

2021 - Arch Enemy Arts / Small Wonders 10

2021 - Arch Enemy Arts / Darkest Hours

2021 - EclipseC3 / Phantasma

2021 - Chestnut Hill Society / Different Gifts

2021 - Arch Enemy Arts / Beyond Tides

2021 - Black Moth Tattoo & Gallery / OUROBOROS (Solo)

2021 - Arch Enemy Arts / 9th Anniversary Exhibition 

2021 - Arch Enemy Arts / AFTERGLOW

2020 - Arch Enemy Arts / Small Wonders 9

2020 - Philadelphia Sketch Club / Phillustration 12

2020 - Arch Enemy Arts / Showcase 2020

2019 - Philadelphia Sketch Club / Phillustration 11

2019 - Black Moth Tattoo & Gallery / Ferns & Feathers

2019 - Moore College of Art & Design / Thesis Exhibition

Books Illustrated

UPCOMING - Alphabet Woods / Frank Thomas Productions

2021 - A Poetized Sigh / Frank Thomas Productions

2020 - A Sonnetized Statement of Faith / Frank Thomas Productions

Education

2019 - Moore College of Art & Design / BFA in Illustration, Minor in Creative Writing

Awards

2016 - Freida Fehrenbacher Aceivement Award

2017 - Visionary Woman's Scholarship

2019 - Lenox Award for Excellence in Illustration

2019 - Phillustration 11 Juried Exhibition / 3rd Place Recipient



Co Conspirators

Rozzdower Zimmerman
Independent animator based in Philadelphia. Specializes in creating nightmare fuel, mixed media animation, and video editing.
The Art of Tegan Bellitta
Tegan translates her visual observations of color, light, shadow and transparency into tightly rendered images on canvas and paper.
Super Signs
Working from a private storefront, Super Signs specializes in Sign Painting, Lettering (Vinyl & Painted), Pinstriping, large scale Murals, and more!
Loose Tooth Mag
Publishes creative works of writing, visual art, graphics, and photography that bend the line between reality and illusion.
Stabellarius
Comics, writing, and worldbuilding steeped in rich histories and vast, sweeping landscapes. We are currently collaborating on a release - stay tuned!
Rozzdower Zimmerman
Independent animator based in Philadelphia. Specializes in creating nightmare fuel, mixed media animation, and video editing.
The Art of Tegan Bellitta
Tegan translates her visual observations of color, light, shadow and transparency into tightly rendered images on canvas and paper.
Super Signs
Working from a private storefront, Super Signs specializes in Sign Painting, Lettering (Vinyl & Painted), Pinstriping, large scale Murals, and more!
Loose Tooth Mag
Publishes creative works of writing, visual art, graphics, and photography that bend the line between reality and illusion.
Stabellarius
Comics, writing, and worldbuilding steeped in rich histories and vast, sweeping landscapes. We are currently collaborating on a release - stay tuned!
Rozzdower Zimmerman
Independent animator based in Philadelphia. Specializes in creating nightmare fuel, mixed media animation, and video editing.
The Art of Tegan Bellitta
Tegan translates her visual observations of color, light, shadow and transparency into tightly rendered images on canvas and paper.
Super Signs
Working from a private storefront, Super Signs specializes in Sign Painting, Lettering (Vinyl & Painted), Pinstriping, large scale Murals, and more!
Loose Tooth Mag
Publishes creative works of writing, visual art, graphics, and photography that bend the line between reality and illusion.
Stabellarius
Comics, writing, and worldbuilding steeped in rich histories and vast, sweeping landscapes. We are currently collaborating on a release - stay tuned!
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