Andrew Jordan (visual designer)
Andrew Jordan, whose work has been proclaimed “sensational...a visual feast" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) and “a sculptural wonder" (The New York Times), is a Brooklyn-based artist and costume designer exploring the possible relationships between sculpture, installation, puppetry, and the moving form of the human body. He has designed for both stage and screen, including projects spanning opera, contemporary dance, experimental performance, and parade. His most recent collaborators include choreographers Douglas Dunn, Ellen Cornfield, Michelle Dorrance, Cori Olinghouse, Raja Feather Kelly, and Christopher Williams. Working over the past few years with photography and video, he has also collaborated on projects (animations, projections, music videos) with video artists Mike Olenick and Grant Worth. Andrew has worked as Props Master on projects for Caramoor Center for Music and Art, Classical Theater of Harlem, and Gotham Chamber Opera and has assisted theater and design artists Mimi Gross, Wade Laboissonniere, Anka Lupes, and David Quinn on several productions. He has also created designs for multiple Fringe Festivals and Mermaid Parades. For several years Andrew freelanced with Izquierdo Studio, NYC, a costume-design and prop shop specializing in sculptural costume work. While at Izquierdo Andrew completed projects for The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, MTV, Marc Jacobs, Wes Craven, Madonna, Heidi Klum, Ralph Lauren, and Julie Taymor, among others. Andrew also teaches a class, Hot Mess: Wearable Sculpture, which he co-created with the artist Mike Andrews at the Ox-Bow School of Visual Art focusing on costume construction, wearable sculpture, and performance. Andrew received his MFA with an emphasis in sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, with a minor in Media Studies, from the Columbus College of Art and Design. Andrew is also known under the moniker andytoad.