LIFE FORCE 2012-2 BAR 1-9, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art Blood Illumination, Trinity Church Wall Street Configuration
ROZEHF (process detail) Copper Blood Dust HF4 (detail) Studio view
ROZE 14 (detail) ROZE 13 + ROZE 14, Installation view UNTITLED (Blood Mirror) LIFE FORECE (reflection) URTSBC (detail) FKTS 18 (detail) FKTS 19 LIFE FORCE 2012-3 LIFE FORCE (detail) Energy (light reflection) Energy (detail) TSBC7 Untitled (with copper blood rock), Museum of Contemporary Religious Art BDLF1 BDLF (detail)
Blood Dust 3 (detail)

JORDAN EAGLES is a New York based artist who preserves blood to create works that evoke the connections between life, death, body, spirit, and the Universe... continue reading

Blood, procured from a slaughterhouse, is the primary medium in Eagles' works. Through his experimental, invented process, he encases blood in plexiglass and UV resin. This preservation technique permanently retains the organic material's natural colors, patterns, and textures. The works become relics of that which was once living, embodying transformation, regeneration, and an allegory of death to life.

Eagles uses various mark-making methods, including layering the blood at different densities as well as heating, burning, and aging the material. Copper, a conductor of electricity, is sometimes mixed with the blood, imparting a unique, fiery energy. Blood-soaked gauze, stretched over the surface, creates another textural layer that serves as a map of memory and homage to ancient wrapping rituals. In some instances, blood that has decomposed for years forms dense masses that are ground into dust and tossed into the works, as a sign of passing and change.

When lit, the works become translucent, cast shadows, and project a glow, appearing as if they are illuminated from within. The materials and luminosity in these bodies of work relate to themes of corporeality, mortality, spirituality, and science—invigorating blood as sublime.


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

April 12, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Solo Exhibition

LaMontagne Gallery
555 E. 2nd Street
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 464-5531
www.lamontagnegallery.com

April 25, 2014 – June 29, 2014
BLOOD DUST - Solo Exhibition

Boston Center for the Arts
Mills Gallery
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-5000
www.bcaonline.org

February 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Thresholds Part Two – Group Exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
St. Louis University
221 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 977-7170
www.slu.edu/mocra


2013
Casa e Jardim, "A Arte De Casa Um"
My Modern Metropolis, “Blood Preserved in Plexiglass Embodies Life and Death,” Pinar
Beautiful Decay, “Jordan Eagles’ Artwork Made Of Preserved Blood,” Danny Olda
Columbia Faith & Values, “Blood raises questions of spirit in MOCRA exhibit,” Kellie Kotraba
St. Louis Magazine, “Jordan Eagles’ Blood/Spirit,” Stefene Russell
Riverfront Times, “NEW in the Galleries–Jordan Eagles: Blood/Spirit Through May 12 at MOCRA.”
VS Magazine, “Art of Blood,” Shana Nys Dambrot
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Artist uses blood to show link between body and spirit," Sarah Bryan Miller
The Star Ledger, "Winter exhibit at the Visual Arts Center focuses on the hands," Dan Bischoff
​The University News of Saint Louis University, “MOCRA host unique gallery of New York artist,” Katherine Kelliher
​St. Louis Magazine, “Jordan Eagles: Blood/Spirit”
​Riverfront Times, “Pretty On The Inside,” Paul Friswold
Huffington Post, “Blood Artist Jordan Eagles Is Back With Two New Exhibits, ‘Red Giant’ And ‘Blood/Spirit’”
Daily Record, “Art Heartbeat,” Ralph J. Bellantoni

2012
CURVE, “He’s Got Blood on His Hands,” Dec 2012/Jan 2103 Issue
Catapult Magazine, “Unholy Blood,” Lana Gentry and Les Barney
Time Out Chicago, “Bloodworks,” D.L. Hopkins
FRAME, “New Blood,” Jane Szita, Sept/Oct
Huffington Post, “Blood Ain’t What It Used to Be,” John Corso
Art Hopper, “Biological Alchemy,” Clara DeGalan
Woodward Talk, “NYC artist to showcase ‘Blood Work’ in Ferndale,” Jeremy Selweski
The Moody Standard, “Museum showcases artist whose primary medium is blood,” Jenna Reed
Bullett, “Artist Jordan Eagles on Turning Blood Into Art,” Kathryn Rathbun
The New York Times, “That Blood On the Wall? It’s Just Art,” Nicole Guzzardi
TIME, “Injecting Life into Art: The Artist Who Experiments with Blood,” Kharunya Paramaguru
The New York Times, “Using Blood, an Artist Gives Life to His Works,” Vincent M. Mallozzi
ARTINFO.com, “40 Most Anticipated New York Gallery Shows,” Reid Singer
DNAinfo.com, “Blood replaces Paint at lower East Side Gallery Show,” Serena Solomon
Huffington Post, "These Blood Works Are Not For The Faint Of Heart," Katherine Brooks
Russia Beyond The Headlines, “Iconography for the 21st century stirs interest and debate," Xenia Grubstein
Art Ltd. “Critic’s Pick: SF Bay Area,” DeWitt Cheng, May
ARTINFO.com, “From Robotic Dogs to Blood Paintings, 10 Picks from Pulse New York,”
Julia Halperin, Alanna Martinez, Chloe Wyma

Huffington Post, "Jordan Eagles 'Haemoscuro': New Exhibit Makes Art Of Animal Blood," Robin Wilkey, April 17
Inhabitat, "Jordan Eagles "Recycles" Slaughterhouse Blood into Splotchy Works of Art," Tafline Laylin, April 16
The Creators Project, "Our Blood, Guts, And Anatomy As Art," Fergs Heinzelmann, April 16
io9.com, "This Haunting Artwork is Made of Real Blood," Cyriaque Lamar
Flavorpill SF, “Editor’s Pick,” Meg Hurtado
7x7 Magazine, “Four April Art Shows to Keep You Busy,” Alex Bigman
SF Weekly, “Life Blood,” Heidi De Vries
Monsters & Critics, “Art in the blood: Jordan Eagles unconventional medium,” April MacIntyre
Remodelista, “Architect Visit: Tribeca Loft by SchappacherWhite,” Jan. 15

2011
New York Magazine, “Gore Wins–Critics’ Pick,” Sept. 8-12, Miranda Siegel
Brooklyn Based, “Review: Slaughterhouse Art,” Sara Christoph
The Showt, “Getting Bloody with Jordan Eagles”
Zouch Magazine, “Art News: Jordan Eagles’ HEMOGLYPHS”
NY Arts Magazine, “Loft in The Red Zone Review,” Jill Smith
artnet.com, “21st Century Blood Art,” Rachel Corbett
ARTINFO.com, “7 Picks For The Week.”
VAGA Magazine, Issue #2, Summer
AXXIS, “En Armonia Con Salmona,” Issue #214
In The Art World (aka "M") Magazine, "Review: Jordan Eagles at Krause Gallery," Terry Ward
New York Magazine, Critic Pick, May
City Arts, “Jordan Eagles,” Nicholas Wells
​X2theL, “Blood As Art: An Interview with Jordan Eagles,” Ernest Barteldes
WIRED UK, “NYC gallery to exhibit art made with slaughterhouse blood,” Mark Brown
YRB, Issue 20, “Seeing Sounds”

2010
The Baltimore Sun, “Galleries: Artfully under the radar,” Tim Smith
Newcity Art, “Portrait of the Artist: Jordan Eagles,” Valerie Piotrowski
ArtSlant, “Condition of Dualities,” Charles Schultz
Beyond Race, “Blood Artist,” Luis Amate Perez
Marie Claire Prague, “Vamp(yr),” Antonio Mancinelli & Aneta Petrouskova
Park Place Magazine, “The Art of the Party,” Susan Brierly

2009
Marie Claire Italia, “Vampire,” Antonio Mancinelli Spank, “Hemosapien”
The Star Ledger, “Exquisite chaos,” John Zeaman
The New York Times, "West of Chelsea: Jordan Eagles," Nancy Tobin
L'Uomo Vogue, "Their Own Art Vision" Francesco Carrozzini
Flash Art, "Miami Gambol" Gae Savannah
Good Life, “Bold Strokes“ Diana Bean
Nashville Scene, “Flesh and Blood,” David Maddox

2008
Digital Temple Magazine, “Blood immortalized forever,” p. 135-155
The NY Post-Page 6 Magazine, "Blood Lust"
The San Francisco Examiner, "The Eye"
Modern Design Magazine, “There Will Be Blood,” Nick Clarke
New York Magazine, "Artist Work Is Bloody Gorgeous," Emma Pearse
Associated Press, "Artist finds beauty in animal blood," Michelle Locke
SF Weekly, "There Already Is Blood," Silke Tudor
Juxtapoz, "Jordan Eagles Likes Blood"
ArtDaily, "New Blood Paintings"
Chic Today, “The Abstract Philosophy of Jordan Eagles” Marilyn Campiz

2007
​​The New York Times, "A Show of Small Works, and a Group Sampler," Benjamin Genocchio
Baltimore City Paper, "Red Menace," Jason Hughes
Architectural Digest Italy, "La Baia Del Silenzio"
Hartford Courant, "Paintings Come To Life, In Cold Blood," Matt Eagan
Global Rhythm, “Painted in Blood,” Ernest Barteldes
The New York Blade, “Signs of Life," Rafael Risemberg
Creative Loafing Atlanta, "Blood Work," Felicia Feaster
The L Magazine, "Cow Blood Communion," Kate Lowenstein
The Walrus, "Blood Simple"

2006
Village Voice, "Blood Simple," Silke Tudor
Baltimore City Paper, "In Bold Blood," Deborah McLeod
San Francisco Chronicle, "Let's Get Morbid," Reyhan Harmanci
SF Weekly, "Cut It Out, Art gets at what's inside," Nirmala Nataraj
Sfist, "Cutting No Corners: Caesurae Opens at Urbis Artium"

2005
​​Art Matters, "Plasma Paintings" Jan Feighner
Philadelphia Weekly, "In Cold Blood," Brook Midgley
Miami New Times, "Coagulated Canvas, Blood, Paints and Hairs," Lyssa Oberkreser
Majestic Match, “Thrill Seeker” Anthony Spinello

2004
The Star Ledger, "Bloody good show" Dan Bischoff

2003
The New York Times, "Blood Feud," Jeremy Pearce

LF1, 2008
18x24x3
Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art
www.andover.edu

LF 4-5, 2008
39x48x3
Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Elmhurst Art Museum
www.elmhurstartmuseum.org

BARC20X20.1, 2011
20x20x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Everhart Museum
www.everhart-museum.org

UR23, 2008
36x36x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Everson Museum of Art
www.everson.org

TSC20X20.2, 2010
20x20x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Fuller Craft Museum
www.fullercraft.org

ROZE 21, 2012
24x18x2
Blood, gauze, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the International Museum of Surgical Science
www.imss.org

UR20X20.2, 2008
20x20x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Mobile Museum of Art
www.mobilemuseumofart.com

PHASE (with gauze), 2011
24x18x3
Blood, gauze, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
www.slu.edu

Bloody Scotty and Nick, 2009
60x45
C-print, edition of 3

Collection of the Museum of Sex
www.museumofsex.com

FKTS3, 2011
24x18x2
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum
www.pem.org

FKTS6, 2011
44x36x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum
www.princetonartmuseum.org

CONDUIT, 2007
60x60x3
Blood preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the Prudential Center
www.prucenter.com

TSBC3, 2011
36x36x3
Blood, copper, preserved on plexiglass, UV resin

Collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Art
www.umma.umich.edu