Step One | Oil on panel | 18" x 24" | 2013


Artist Statement: The paintings in this series use collections and arrangements of books to implant ordinary objects with psychological meanings. The groupings of books, stacked or on shelves, act as a stand-in for one person’s accumulated knowledge and memories. Some stacks of books remain blank: full of potential or conversely, impenetrable. Other groups of books include painted words and images to act as clues into meaning.


Jordan Buschur received her M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. She studied at the Chautauqua School of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, and completed her B.A. in painting at Goshen College, IN. Her work has been shown internationally, including shows with: PASSENGER Projects in Detroit, MI; Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY; and The Toledo Museum of Art, OH. She was a resident artist at Chashama North, Pine Plains, NY; The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE; The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and The LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE. Recent awards include the Kimmel Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Lincoln, NE and the Charles Shaw Painting Award, Brooklyn, NY. Buschur is the Gallery Director of the Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a member of the summer faculty at Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI, where she teaches painting, drawing, and book arts. Her work can be viewed at: