Jordan Casteel, Joe and Mozel (Pompette Wines), 2017. Oil on canvas, 90 × 78 in (228.6 × 198.1 cm). Private collection. Courtesy the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York
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Author and editor Hanya Yanagihara will interview artist Jordan Casteel about her creative practice, on the occasion of Casteel’s New Museum exhibition “Within Reach.”
Hanya Yanagihara (b. 1974, Los Angeles, CA) is the author of two novels, The People in the Trees (2013) and A Little Life (2015), which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Award, and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and won the Kirkus Award. She is the editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
Jordan Casteel (b. 1989, Denver, CO) lives and works in New York City and is Assistant Professor of Painting in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers University-Newark. Recent solo exhibitions include “Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze,” presented at both the Denver Art Museum, CO (2019), and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, CA (2019–20). In recent years, she has participated in exhibitions at institutional venues such as Baltimore Museum of Art, MD (2019); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR (2018); MoCA Los Angeles, CA (2018); The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2017 and 2016); and MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA (2017). Casteel has been an artist-in-residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space, Governors Island, NY (2015); The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY (2015); and The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY (2016). Casteel received her BA in Studio Art from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, in 2011 and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, in 2014.