JORDAN EAGLES is a New York based artist working in painting/sculpture hybrids, sculpture, and installation. His studio is in Ridgewood, NY.
Eagles' recent exhibitions and public programs include Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The High Line (New York), Trinity Wall Street (New York), American University Museum (Washington, DC), and Boston Center for the Arts. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Everson Museum of Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Princeton University Art Museum, Prudential Center, The Rose Art Museum, and University of Michigan Museum of Art. Eagles' works have been featured in articles and reviews including The New York Times, New York Magazine, TIME, Artforum, and US News & World Report.
Blood and resin are the central materials in Eagles' artworks. Primarily sourced from slaughterhouses, the blood in the work is fully preserved, creating a multidimensional form to experience the material’s visceral power and innate energy. Eagles treats blood–often associated with mortality–as a universal life force, challenging preconceived notions and relationships to blood.
Through his unique process, Eagles manipulates and transforms the organic material, encasing and layering it in resin. This preservation technique permanently retains the blood's natural colors, patterns, and textures. When lit, the works become translucent, projecting and reflecting the multilayered suspension and glow of the organic material. In Illumination installations, the preserved blood's colors and patterns are enlarged and projected into spaces and onto viewers, transforming the environment and observers.
Eagles' recent project Blood Mirror is created with 59 human blood donations from gay, bisexual, and transgender men to address the FDA's current discriminatory blood donation policy and advocate for equality. He is one of the founding collaborators of the Blood Equality campaign (with FCB Health and GMHC).
The materials, process, and luminosity in Eagles' body of work address themes of life, death, corporeality, regeneration, spirituality, and science.