Born 1981 in Louisville, Kentucky. Lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jordan Tate’s work represents a shift away from the understanding of photography as mechanical reproduction and an acknowledgement of the image-maker as the mediator of sight. Tate explores process and practice in contemporary image viewing and production. His work is based in ongoing research/meta-photographic critique concerning the visual and conceptual processes of image comprehension.
Jordan Tate is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Indiana University. He was a Fulbright Fellow in 2008-2009. Tate’s work is currently held in collections nationwide, including Rhizome at the New Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Fred and Laura Bidwell Collection, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Tate has exhibited at the the Transformer Station (Cleveland, OH), SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NYC), Denny Dimin Gallery (NYC), Galerie Christophe Gaillard (Paris, France), Higher Pictures (NYC), The Photographers Gallery (London, UK), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.
Read on Alternate Projects. Alternate Projects is pleased to present Beyond Things, an exhibition sponsored by Cincinnati’s new Summit Hotel and organized by Alternate Projects. Beyond Things features the work of seven artists based in the Cincinnati region and a Cincinnati-based collaborative. The pieces– extractions, commentaries, juxtapositions, collages– are an enmeshing of the material and cultural. All transcend the apparent and in so doing present new ways of seeing and experiencing the things that define our world. The tension between art object and art documentation–…Read More
Jordan Tate Visits the Big Apple for Recent Exhibition March 15, 2017 by Caitlin Confort Read on Art Zealous. Jordan Tate is an artist who doesn’t use Instagram filters. #nofilter He’s a Cincinnati resident who works as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati – although Jordan is an art professor, he did not have a traditional art school experience. His focus was more towards critical thinking, critique, and deconstruction so he has always approached art from…Read More
Jordan Tate: Prefaces @Denny By Richard B. Woodward / In Galleries / February 17, 2017 Read on Collector Daily. JTF (just the facts): A total of 7 color photographs, framed in light orange and unmatted, and hung against white walls in the main gallery space and the reception area. All of the works are Lambda prints, mounted to ACM board with gloss laminate and dated 2016. Physical sizes range from 16×24 in. to 40×60 in. Six of the 7 are…Read More
Read on ARTNews Opening: Jordan Tate at Denny Gallery (Thursday, January 26, 6-8 p.m.) Jordan Tate’s latest show features photographs of exhibitions that never existed. To some extent, they seem real—you could be tricked into thinking that IDGI @ Kunsthalle Bern (2016), in which images of ancient Greek sculptures hang on a teal wall, really was on view at one point, but that’s an easy effect to create with digital technology. Relying on Photoshop and the sense of irony that…Read More
Prefaces and Appendices, constitute a two volume artist’s book by Jordan Tate, published by Lodret Vandret that will launch at OffPrint Paris on November 10th. In addition there will be a launch party / studio open doors at Atelier Boba on Friday, November 11th from 6-10pm. Click here for the Facebook invite. Prefaces is driven by the potential of the unrealised. At first glance, Tate appears to have one of the strongest exhibition histories of any contemporary artist. It boasts…Read More
“A Door-Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop-Up ‘The City & The City’” by Emily Colucci, July 8, 2016 Read on Art F City Nothing underscores the fraught tensions of gentrification quite like the deafening sound of a large glass door shattering behind you. Moments after I entered Denny Gallery’s East Broadway pop-up space this Wednesday, the gallery’s door splintered with a bang and a startling crack. Fragmenting into a wall of tiny shards, the broken door trapped the gallerists and…Read More
The Artist-Centric Movement has its Milestone Moment: SPRING/BREAK by PADDY JOHNSON on MARCH 7, 2016 Read on Art F City. Walking around SPRING/BREAK this Saturday seemed indicative of a watershed moment. The artist-centric movement we’ve been tracking for the last several years is finally gaining more visibility and commercial success and no where is that more evident than this fair. Located on the administrative floors at Moynihan Station (above the main post office), over 100 curated projects took over once…Read More
Jordan Tate was born in 1981 in Kentucky and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. His work is based in ongoing research concerning the visual and conceptual processes of image comprehension, and as such, has mostly been photographic. His work is deeply inquisitive about the ontology and transparency of the photograph in a post-digital, image-literate age. Tate has a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and…Read More
Denny Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Jordan Tate, Working From Photographs, running from March 15 to April 26, 2015. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Working From Photographs is a body of work of sculpture, photography, and a virtual reality environment, dealing with images of the Levant (the Middle East) from 2000 BCE to 0 and the Americas from 400 to 1400 CE. While these locations and time periods are…Read More
Read on LVL3 Media. Artist of the Week: Jordan Tate Jordan Tate is an artist and professor at the University of Cincinnati. He has been there for four years, and has really enjoyed the opportunity to work with an amazing set people across a variety of disciplines. Jordan relocated to Cincinnati from Calgary, Canada for his job at the University. The majority of his work over the past five years has dealt with the implications of the photographic image as an integral component in…Read More
Read on ARTslant “Black as Midnight on a Moonless Night” by Natalie Hegert That’s how Special Agent Cooper likes his coffee, and that’s what I thought of when viewing SUPERBLACK by Jordan Tate, at Transformer Station in Cleveland, Ohio. “That’s pretty black,” says Pete Martell, as he pours a cup of coffee for Cooper in that first episode of Twin Peaks. SUPERBLACK is pretty black all right. In fact it’s the blackest black you’ll ever see. It’s… excuse me… really…Read More
Read on WCPO Cincinnati “Black Hole Sun: Cincinnati Artist Jordan Tate Plays with Perceptions of Light and Dark ‘Superblack’ is Result of Both Art and Science” by Matt Peiken CINCINNATI — Unlike most artists, Jordan Tate cares more about triggering reactions in viewers than he does about the objects he creates. Raised in Cincinnati and now an assistant professor of photography at the University of Cincinnati, Tate devotes his parallel careers in art and academia to shaping “how we come…Read More
Exhibition runs March 29 – June 14, 2014 Link to Transformer Station website SUPERBLACK is the result of a two-year research project in collaboration with scientists at the University of Cincinnati. SUPERBLACK is a physical body designed to absorb nearly all electromagnetic radiation (visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light, etc.) and offer the experience of a localized, contained, and absolute darkness. At its core, SUPERBLACK is an exploration of certain dualities – subject/object, void/full, black/white. Tate’s larger photo-based practice further…Read More
Round up of a couple of press mentions for Denny Gallery while exhibiting in UNTITLED. Miami Beach, December 2 – 8, 2013 BOMBlog. Denny Gallery mentioned by Omar Lopez-Chahoud in an interview by Tabitha Piseno. Read. The Art Newspaper. Elizabeth Denny quoted in “Untitled Stakes its Claim on Miami Beach” by Rachel Corbett. Read. Eyes Towards the Dove. Denny Gallery booth included in the lineup “Top Picks for Art Untitled Miami, 2013” by Katy Diamond Hamer. Read.
Exhibiting at UNTITLED. December 4 – 8, 2013 Ocean Drive & 12th Street, Miami Beach Booth B20 Artists on view: Jason Gringler, Nikolai Ishchuk, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Lauren Seiden, Jordan Tate Work available by: Michael Rudokas, Amanda Valdez, Nadja Frank
Jordan Tate: Gamut Warning at Denny Gallery from September 14 to October 20, 2013. Opening Reception on Sunday, September 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Denny Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo gallery exhibition in New York City of Jordan Tate, titled Gamut Warning and running from September 14 to October 20, 2013. Jordan Tate’s work represents a shift away from the understanding of photography as mechanical reproduction and an acknowledgement of the image-maker as the mediator of sight….Read More
Photography’s Back to the Future at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Curated by Catherine Evans, William and Sara Soter Curator of Photography, Columbus Museum of Art May 2 – July 7, 2013 Opening Reception on Thursday, May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists: Amanda H. Cook, Dennison W. Griffith, Lori Kella, Tracy Longley-Cook, Rachel Girard Reisert, Francis Schanberger, Jordan Tate, Garie Waltzer, Janelle Young, and Christine Zuercher.
Useful Pictures at Michael Matthews Gallery Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 6-9 p.m. April 13 – 26 by appointment only Artists: Ben Alper, Heather Cleary, Bobby Davidson, Carey Denniston, Dillon DeWaters, Jon Feinstein, Brian Patrick Franklin, Jeremy Haik, Curtis Hamilton, Diane Neumaier, Sarah Palmer, Jordan Tate, Penelope Umbrico Image: Jordan Tate, New Work #137 on view in the exhibition.