Lives and works in New York, NY

1989         Born in Denver, CO


2014         Yale University, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

                 Master of Fine Arts in Painting & Printmaking

2011          Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

                 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Major: Studio Art

2010         Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy

                 Merit Stipend Recipient


2019           Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, February 2 - May 26, 2019 traveling to Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, September 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 

2017           Nights in Harlem, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

               Jordan Casteel: Harlem Notes, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC  

2015          Brothers, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

2014          Visible Man, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

                 The Gaze, The Study, Aisling Gallery, New Haven, CT


2019 She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York, NY

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, January 15 - April 14, 2019; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, May 24 - August 18, 2019; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI, September 13 - December 8, 2019; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, January 17 - April 12, 2020; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, May 9 - August 2, 2020; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, August 28 - December 13, 2020

2018 Trance, curated by Albert Oehlen, Aishti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon

         One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

                  Both, and, Stevenson, Cape Town, SA     

                  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2017          Regarding the Figure, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

                  The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

                  The Half-Life of Love, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

                  March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY

                  Occupancies, 808 Gallery, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA

                  Man Alive, Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium

2016          Do You See Me?, Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

                  Tenses: Artist in Residence 2015-16, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

                 Intimisms, James Cohan, New York, NY

                  Imitation of Life, HOME, Manchester, UK

                 Learning to See Color, University of Denver School of Art, Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO

2015          Thats On Me, Paris Blues, Harlem, NY

                  Color II: Identity and Society, Kenyon College, Gund Gallery, Gambier, OH

                  Slo Jamz, Jessie Edelman Studio, Brooklyn, NY

2014          Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

                  MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale School of Art, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  13 Artists, Yale School of Art, 24/6.106.353.v.1 Alternative Space, New Haven, CT

2013          For ED: Splendor in the Grass with Olympic Lad and Lass, Yale School of Art, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

                  Second-Year Graduate Student Exhibition, Yale School of Art, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

2012          First-Year Graduate Student Exhibition, Yale School of Art, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

       Celebrating the Culture of African-American Art, A Brookfield Invitational Exhibition at the Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

2011           Yasan: 100 Year of Womyn’s Struggle Ceremony and Sword, at Sellars Project Space, Denver, CO

                  CIAO: I Direttori, at Terminus 100, Atlanta, GA

                  Collage Arts Colloquium, Dalton Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2016         Assistant Professor of Painting, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ

2013         Teaching Assistant, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (courses taught: Basic Drawing [W.Villalongo], Fall 2013)

2011-12     Teach For America, Special Educator, Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello, Denver, CO


2019 Denver Art Museum Teen Program Q & A

“Logan Lecture Series: Jordan Casteel”, lecture, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

“Artist on Artists: Jordan Casteel on Manny Farber”, lecture, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Lehman College | City University of New York, lecture and visiting artist, Bronx, NY

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, lecture and visiting artist, Athens, GA

2017        “Artworld Talk | Is Culture in the Americas in Big Trouble?”, panelist, Art Basel, Miami, FL

"We Wanted a Revolution", panelist, Columbia University, New York, NY

2016        "Portrait as Politic", panelist, Black Portraiture Conference, Johannesburg, SA

2015        "Here/Say 3: Voicing a Politic", panelist, Barnard College, New York, NY   

2014        "Jordan Casteel in Conversation with Wardell Milan: Visible Man", Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

                "Special Feature: Jordan Casteel", Hunter College, Black Male Initiative, New York, NY


2019 Challenge Coin recipient presented by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver, CO

2018          Forbes, 30 under 30 class of 2019

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program Painting Finalist, New York, NY

2017          Lea K. Green Artist Talk, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

                 New York Close Up digital series, Art 21

2016          Sharpe-Walentas, Studio Program, DUMBO, NY

2015          Studio Museum in Harlem, Artist-In-Residence, Harlem, NY

                  Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Process Space, Governor's Island, NY

                  Yaddo, Fellow, Saratoga Springs, NY

                  New American Paintings, No. 116, Northeast Issue

2014          Admissions Crew Co-Chief, Yale School of Art

                  Class Representative, Yale School of Art

2013          Gloucester Painting Prize Recipient, Yale School of Art

2011           Dalton Art Gallery Award, Decatur, GA


The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

The Ford Foundation, New York, NY

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, CA

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL