Jordan Herregraven (b. 1990 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Based in The Hague, Netherlands

Education

2009 - 2014

Royal Academy of the Arts –  Den Haag, Netherlands

Bio

Built on a foundation of reoccurring and often archetypal imagery my practice reflects the uncanny experience of encountering the unknown and visceral aspects of reality. Through various mediums such as sculpture, drawing and writing an ongoing mythology reveals itself. Layers of fabric skins and wooden bodies contort and meld, colours and designs reach for order and reason while lengths of thread seek to connect ideas or hold tension like nerves and muscles. The personal body extends outward into an imagined one as felt through the senses; a mortal form holding memories, traumas and revelations of the unconscious mind.

The works remain enigmatic whilst revealing recognisable reflections of both the inner and outer experience of our personal and historic lives, particularly in relationship to nature. This connection to nature is examined through material use by retracing humanity's molding of the environment into aesthetic crafts and symbols that eventually tell the stories of what we value, as a society and as a complex individual full of dreams, thoughts and ceremony. 

Solo Exhibitions

2022

The Untold Histories as Perceived Through the Horses Tear, HOK, Den Haag

2020

The Unveiling of a Sacred Body, Trixie, Den Haag

2018

Angel Bait, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen

2009

Concrete vs. Organic: Jordan Herregraven, Gallery 13, Minneapolis

Group Exhibitions

2023

Wonderbaarlijke Wezens, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

2021

Adventures Underground, Quartair, Den Haag

2021

Sterrentuin II, Ketelstraat 23, Den Haag

2020

A Theatre of Things Beneath the Ground and Behind the Eyes, Raam Maar, Rotterdam

2019

The Big Draw, ACEC, Apeldoorn

2018

Eigenaardig, Galerie Wit, Wageningen

2018

Veiling De Aanschouw, TENT, Rotterdam

2018

De Aanschouw #879, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam

2018

De Stenen Kamer, In Your Living Room, Park Madestein, Den Haag

2017

Budvar Young Art Event #1, Nest, Den Haag

2017

Open Air Gallery, Rosarium, Winschoten

2016

Grensloos Kunst Verkennen, de Wijk - Ijhorst

2015

Now or Never #3 GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst,  Den Haag

2015

Beelden in Leiden, Hooglandse Kerkgracht, Leiden

2015

Night: Degrees of Darkness, ArtDeli, Amsterdam

2015

Contrasten II, Galerie Wit, Wageningen

2015

BLOODY MARY, Maagdenhuis, Amsterdam

2015

REFINEDr, Flow Art Space, Minneapolis

2014

Best of Graduates, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam

2014

Graphos Uitgelicht, Kunsthal Boschveld, 's- Hertogenbosch

Grants & Awards

2024 - 2028

Mondriaan Funds, Artist Base Grant Recipient

2024

Stichting stokroos, Project Grant Recipient

2024

Amarte Funds, Project Grant Recipient

2023

Stroom Den Haag, Pro Research Grant Recipient

2022

Gemeente Den Haag, Makers Scheme Grant Recipient

2021

Mondriaan Funds, Artist Grant Recipient

2019

Piket KunstPrijzen, Winner (Painting)

2018

Stichting Stokroos, Sculpture Stipendium Recipient

2014

Stroom Den Haag, “KABK Invest” Grant Recipient

2014

KABK Department Prize, Nominee (Fine Arts)

2014

Ron Mandos Youngblood Award, Shortlisted Nominee

Teaching

2021/2022

Guest Teacher, Fine Arts, 2D Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

Collections

Aegon Art Collection

Various Private Collections

Publications

2022

The Untold Histories as Perceived Through the Horses Tear, In Hok Publication # 20

2021

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Stencil Werk Publication

2020

A Theatre of Things Beneath the Ground and Behind the Eyes, Raam Maar Publication