For information on St. Mark’s Art Gallery, to visit or to submit a portfolio, contact Ms. Sara Bitner, Parish Administrator.
Jordan Acker Anderson
Jordan Acker Anderson’s imagery is motivated by her interest in social justice. She uses personal iconography to explore intentions for peace and reconciliation. The process of painting allows her to explore our impermanence and legacy. She brings observations of unjust social systems into her studio practice to create hopeful rebuttals and petitions.
The work serves as a reminder, through personal interpretation, of cultural struggle that we collectively know, feel, and experience, and yet as individuals, we have limited ability to bring about change. Social activism is a slow path and change is hard to observe in the present tense; the work helps mitigate the impatience one experiences in the face of oppressive statistics, behaviors, and politics.
Currently, Jordan Acker Anderson lives in Wauwatosa, where she serves as Associate Professor of Art, along with Chair of Art and Graphic Design, for Mount Mary University. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. She did her graduate research at the University of Iowa in painting and drawing, receiving a Masters of Art in 2006 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2007. Her work revolves around universal themes of service, soul, life force, breath, instinct, survival, nature, time and ritual.
The Gallery is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Fridays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m.–noon,
Sun. from 9 a.m.–noon, and by appointment by calling (414) 962-0500.
Fine Art Montage
Images of Wisconsin: Ann L Powell, Mara Kay Pozorski, Daniel Stauff, Bridget Lyle Wolf