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Dr. Megan “Meg Jo” Jordan, PhD is a social scientist researcher and artist based in Nashville, TN and Columbus, OH. She conducts research and creates art to make complex topics more accessible with the aim of bridging social divides. Meg’s use of colors provides an intersectional lens of interconnected fates across race, class, gender, sexuality, etc.  Her plant and cloud imagery serve to remind her audience that we are of nature and in relationship with nature—a relationship in need of improvement. Meg's work takes a hopeful approach depicting ‘people power’ and our ability for change. Meg's overall work is principled in social accessibilitymeeting people where they are.

 

Meg has been commissioned and featured by the following organizations: United Nations (COP27), Nashville International Airport (BNA), National Museum of African American Music, Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood of Tennessee, Workers’ Dignity, PolicyLink (Oakland, CA), The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt Climate Change Initiative, and various other organizations to make and show artwork that responds to this precarious time period we find ourselves in. Dr. Jordan is a 2021 national award-winning artist of the Tanne Foundation and a 2022 fellow of the Nashville Soho House Creative Futures Collective Program. Dr. Jordan is also a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University in the Arts Administration, Education, and Policy department, where she is also a W. K. Kellogg research fellow of diversity and equity. 

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Exhibitions

currently on view:

March 2023 - Present

Meet Them Where They Are

Advent Headquarters

Nashville, TN

past:

August 2023

Black Arts Bash

Cheekwood Gardens and Estate

Nashville, TN

January 2023- July 2023

Identity Crisis: Who Are We Becoming?

BNA Nashville International Airport, Arts at the Airport, Flying Solo Exhibition, TN Craft Group Show

Nashville, TN

May 2023

June Group Show

Gallery 83, Brothers Drake

Columbus, OH

February 2023

Signs of Love

The John P Holt Brentwood Library. Solo Exhibition

Brentwood, TN

February 2023

Taste of Things to Come

group show, Red 225 Gallery

The Packing Plant, Nashville, TN

September 2022 - July 2023

35th Anniversary Exhibit

Woodcuts Gallery, Nashville, TN

November 2022

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

featured artist in United States Center Art Exhibit

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

July 2021-December 2022

Art of Healing Exposition

Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy

featuring works from W.H.O. Art to Act for Health

Nashville, TN

June 2022-November 2022

Care

duo show with Jesse Hofner

Bongo Java, Nashville, TN

September 2022

35th Anniversary Exhibit

Woodcuts Gallery, Nashville, TN

September 2022

Cross Country

National Museum of African American Music, Nashville, TN

September 2022

Soho House X Creative Futures Collective Showcase

Soho House, Nashville, TN

June 2022

Walk to Freedom. Muralist Co-lead for the Promise Land Heritage Association’s 22nd Annual Music & Arts Festival. 

 

June 2022

Artist-in-Residence. Womanist Ethnography: Research & Activism, Conference. Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN.

 

March 2022

Ripple

Artist assistant to sculpturer-artist, Herb Williams, for a public art installation. Commissioned by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport located permanently in Concourse D. Atlanta, GA

February 2022

Art & Jazz

Vanderbilt University, Sarratt Gallery, Nashville, TN

 

December 2021

Love Notes to Abortion

Planned Parenthood Pop-up Gallery, Nashville, TN

August 2021 - September 2021

Art of Craft

Centennial Arts Center, Nashville, TN

August 2021 - October 2021

Vignettes

Fido, Nashville, TN

April 2021

Solidarity & Power

Lead Artist, community mural

Sponsored by Workers’ Dignity, Black Nashville Assembly, Nashville People’s Budget Coalition, PATHE Nashville, The Frontline, and Unemployed Workers United. Nashville, TN

April 2021

For the Children

Black Lives Matter Nashville, Black 3rd Space, Nashville, TN

February 12-13, 2021

Radical Imagination

Salon de Idaho (pop-up anti-gentrification gallery)

Nashville, TN

October 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Street Mural

Lead Artist Team, Community Mural

Nashville, TN

September 2020

Go to the Ground

Black Lives Matter Nashville, Black 3rd Space

Nashville, TN

July - October 2019

When Private Meets Public

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

August 2019

Breaking the Data Jar

PolicyLink, Oakland, CA

June 2018

We, too, are America

Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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