Jordan Casteel is a painter living and working in New York, NY. She is an assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark. She received a BFA from Agnes Scott College in 2011 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2014. Casteel has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, and Elle Magazine. She has participated in residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs (2015), The Studio Museum in Harlem (2015), and is currently a recipient of the Shape-Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY. Casteel’s work is comprised of large portraits of black figures that aim to add depth to a harsh mainstream narrative, often showing men in situations with their children, at rest, or nude in their own homes. She also has a series that investigates the history of Harlem through portraits of the men who live there.