Gesture Through Time

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For the past seventy-five years the School of Art and Art History has collected thousands of artworks by artists attending the School's graduate studio programs. Each graduate student was required to leave behind a work they completed during their graduate studies here at the University of Iowa. The collection contains over 6,000 paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and other art objects. The collection is unique in the country and provides a critical glimpse of academic American art over much of the last century.

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JORDAN ACKER ANDERSON
Gesture Through Time, 2006

Currently, Jordan Acker Anderson lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she serves as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts for Mount Mary College. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. After graduation, she worked as an artist's assistant for sculptor Matthew Placzek, assisting with the creation of large-scale bronze sculptures commissioned for monuments, public parks and private collections. 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.

          Acker Anderson calls herself an image-maker who utilizes painting, drawing and printmaking to explore universal themes of service, soul, life force, breath, instinct, survival, nature, time and ritual. Her award-winning work has been shown internationally and recent exhibit locations include the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, Minnesota, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cedarburg Cultural Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and Peru State College Gallery in Peru, Nebraska. She is committed to building community through artistic collaboration with mail art projects and portfolio exchanges. She is an active member of the College Art Association, Mid America Print Council, and Wisconsin Visual Artists.

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