Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Christopher Paul Jordan (Tacoma) learned to draw years after learning to compose and illustrate through digital design. As a result his process is centered on collage. Beyond his role as a practicing muralist, Christopher Paul Jordan co-leads the Tacoma based non-profit arts organization "Fab-5," which seeks to empower young people. His role with the "Fab-5" encompasses grant based fundraising, program development and most importantly serving as a teaching artist and mentor.

Christopher received 2015 GAP funding to support his public project "OPEN AIR" an extension of his project "COLORED" and "COLORED2015 (exhibited during Art Basel Miami)." Christopher sees public art as "a vehicle for protest against the exclusive culture of formal fine art galleries and institutions" and this series as one that "reclaims and reimagines the gallery as a powerful context to address critical social issues." Through this project, which will include a large scale mural, Christopher will begin freeing works from the body of "#COLORED2015" to exist as physical public artifacts and to reside in public as living monuments of Black authorship.  

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.