2018 Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

Untitled (all the things you ever wanted to do to me), 2016, installation, variable dimensions. VALET, Richmond, VA. December 2 - 20, 2016.   Materials: wood, drywall, paint, carpet, molding, used furniture, foam, textiles, tools, metal shelving units.  HD Video, six-channel, 11:45 minutes..\
Untitled (eyelids), 2018, installation, variable dimensions.  Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada. January 13 - February 24, 2018. Materials: metal, concrete, textiles, heating element, fruit pectin, essential oils.  HD Video, 2-channel, 6:21 minutes.

Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik

Virginia Commonwealth University


Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik of Virginia Commonwealth University was awarded a 2018 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture. The Fellowship carries a $25,000 stipend.


Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik’s installations are inspired by cinema and set design, creating narrative spaces that explore subjective emotional states and employ altered architecture. His works offer visceral sensory experiences that explore the affect of capitalist society and sense of place. He is interested in the breakdown of the art object, frequently creating in found spaces, melding with site and context. The artist explains: “I think of my installation works as live cinema, a situation the viewer encounters and becomes entangled with. I believe that speaking through these immersive sensory experiences can create a more immediate, intimate form of communication. By creating new ways of feeling in our bodies, I hope to bridge the gaps between us and create new opportunities for empathy and understanding.”