Jordan Nassar

Jordan Nassar (b. 1985) lives and works in New York, NY. Nassar’s hand embroidered textile pieces address an intersecting field of language, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Treating craft within its capacity as communicative form, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditional Palestinian hand embroidery. Nassar generates these symbols via computer and then meticulously hand stitches them onto carefully mapped-out patterns. In the enmeshing and encoding of these symbols within his work, Nassar roots his practice in a linguistic and geopolitical field of play characterized by both conflict and unspoken harmony.

Born Manhattan, NY, 1985. Lives and Works in New York City, NY.

EDUCATION

BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

And A Night Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

On Longing, Arcadia Missa, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute,  New York, NY

In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX

2016

Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, DE

NADA, with Evelyn Yard, London, UK

June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP PUBLICATION EXHIBITIONS 

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX

CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, New York, NY

FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL

Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, New York, NY

2015

PUBLICATIONS

The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

2016

SELECTED PRESS 

Elephant Magazine Issue 28, “New Establishment” Interview (Print and Online)

Littlestar Weekly (Online), www.littlestarjournal.com

2016

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELF-PUBLISHED ARTIST’S BOOKS

A Whole New World

We Were Here First

Bellevue

Any Other Rose

Messenger of the Gods

Kahlil Gibran

2016

When It’s Naked

Ma Rose Apocalypse

Notable Collections

Soho House, Istanbul

Soho House, New York (Ludlow)

2015

Jordan Nassar

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Jordan Nassar
Eight Point Stars, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
12 x 9 inches
Jordan Nassar
Cypress, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
12 x 9 inches
Jordan Nassar
Blue amorous as a cloud, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
An Eye Dreads the Sun, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
At Sunset As At Sunrise, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Runner Ran Running, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Untitled (So Below), 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
Untitled (Layers), 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
Red which is Blue, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Sun Ultra Brave, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Blue Horizontal, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Valley's Flank, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
I,II,III, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
11 x 14 inches
Jordan Nassar
The Distance From the Sea, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Valley's Flank, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Marie-Rose, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Million Birds, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
Open Skies, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches

BIOGRAPHY

Jordan Nassar (b. 1985) lives and works in New York, NY. Nassar’s hand embroidered textile pieces address an intersecting field of language, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Treating craft within its capacity as communicative form, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditional Palestinian hand embroidery. Nassar generates these symbols via computer and then meticulously hand stitches them onto carefully mapped-out patterns. In the enmeshing and encoding of these symbols within his work, Nassar roots his practice in a linguistic and geopolitical field of play characterized by both conflict and unspoken harmony.

CV

Born Manhattan, NY, 1985. Lives and Works in New York City, NY.

EDUCATION

BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

And A Night Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

On Longing, Arcadia Missa, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

2017

Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute,  New York, NY

In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX

2016

Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, DE

NADA, with Evelyn Yard, London, UK

June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP PUBLICATION EXHIBITIONS 

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX

CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, New York, NY

FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL

Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, New York, NY

2015

PUBLICATIONS

The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

2016

SELECTED PRESS 

Elephant Magazine Issue 28, “New Establishment” Interview (Print and Online)

Littlestar Weekly (Online), www.littlestarjournal.com

2016

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELF-PUBLISHED ARTIST’S BOOKS

A Whole New World

We Were Here First

Bellevue

Any Other Rose

Messenger of the Gods

Kahlil Gibran

2016

When It’s Naked

Ma Rose Apocalypse

Notable Collections

Soho House, Istanbul

Soho House, New York (Ludlow)

2015