Jordan Casteel (b. 1989, Denver, Colorado) is an American artist currently based in New York. She received a BA for Studio Art from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Casteel is celebrated for her portraits of people she encounters in her community. Her nearly life-size portraits and cropped subway compositions chronicle personal observations of the human experience.
Casteel has held solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2019), traveling to the Iris B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University (2019); and the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC (2017). She has participated in exhibitions held at venues such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR (2018); MOCA, Los Angeles, CA (2018); The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2017 and 2016); MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017); and HOME, Manchester, UK (2016). Casteel’s work is included in numerous public collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, CA; MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.