Artist. Educator. Traveler. Creative.
JordanneRenner is an artist (b. 1980) that works across many platforms including large format film photography, figurative sculpture, mural paintings, public art & installation, and repurposing of materials for social engagements & fundraising affairs.
She earned her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, and her MFA in Studio Arts/Photography from The Ohio State University in 2010. She is an Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Fellowship recipient (2009), a Puffin Foundation Grant recipient (2015), a mentor for Columbus College of Art & Design’s Women’s Leadership Institute (since 2014), as well as a professor of art and photography (since 2012).
In 2007, Jordanne was invited to sit on the DC Council and GenWEX Advisory Council for the Wexner Center for the Arts. Each year the Wexner Center for the Arts hosts a private gala, which she attends; and every other year she hand-makes her gala dress in response to the exhibition. Six years ago, she made the infamous newspaper dress for the 2011 Fall exhibition involving environmently sound art. With yesterday’s news, she created a cocktail dress that survived a night of dancing, wine, and celebration. In 2013, for the Blues For Smoke exhibition, a 9-yard painting was created while listening to blues music. This painting was then cut and stitched into a gala dress. For the 2015 After Picasso exhibition gala dress, scrap fabrics were pieced together with a few swooshes of her paint brush.
Her mural works are held in public installations: a 206ft mural painting on Duck Creek Road in Cincinnati, Ohio; a five-wood panel painting in Goodwill Columbus’ main conference room; a 25ft mural painting in the North Market of Columbus, Ohio; a 22ft mural painting in Haus Frau Haven in German Village (Columbus, OH); a 14ft mural painting in Goodfellow’s Tonsorial Parlor in Columbus, Ohio.
Jordanne recently returned from Iceland where she was teaching two advanced adventure photography courses, and currently she is working on a new painting series in response to that, expanding her freelance photographic works, and designing a 75ft mural painting for Youngstown, Ohio; her camera is always in her hand.