Jordan Parah


Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Concentration in Sculpture; Minor in Art History
East Carolina University, Greenville NC August 2009- May 2014

Work History
City Art Gallery in Greenville NC, January 2015-present
Gallery attendant at Greenville Museum of Art, NC Fall 2013-2015
-Outreach Coordinator: taught art lessons at Operation Sunshine and Little Willie Center Fall 2014-May 2015


Awards/Honors

People's Choice Award Roanoke, VA AIR Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition May 2017
People's Choice Award Clayton, NC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition April 2017


In Collections of
"Kissed by a Rose" outdoor sculpture private purchase in Winston Salem, NC March 2017
"Up, Up and Away" outdoor sculpture purchased by City of Williamsburg, VA October 2016
Four sculptures in author's collection in NC May 2016
"Free Fallen" outdoor sculpture private purchase in Rocky Mount, NC September 2015
“Peaceful Passage” outdoor sculpture donated to Dogwood Arts Permanent Collection in Knoxville, TN August 2015
“An Autumns Path” outdoor sculpture purchased by the City of Danville, VA located at Public Library May 2015

​"Freedom" outdoor sculpture commission in New Bern, NC February 2015
“Let’s Fly a Kite” outdoor sculpture purchased by Burlington City Park and Recreation, NC June 2014​

Exhibitions
"Contemporary Perspectives" Group Show at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC June-July 2017
AIR "City in Motion" Elmwood Temporary Sculpture Exhibition in Roanoke, VA May 2017​
Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC March 2017
Down East Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC March 2017
Williamsburg Arts District Outdoor Sculpture Gallery in Williamsburg, VA July 2016
9th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in downtown Cary, NC July 2016
Two sculptures selected for the 3rd Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail in Clayton, NC May 2016
Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC April 2016
James Applewhite Exhibition at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC January 2016
Tri-State Sculptors Membership Exhibition in Wilmington, NC October 2015
Two sculptures selected for the 2nd Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail in Clayton, NC May 2015
Danville Art Trail National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Danville, VA April 2015
Undergraduate Exhibition in Wellington B Gray Gallery in Greenville, NC March 2015
Down East National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC February 2015
Staff and Board Pop-Up Art Show at the Greenville Museum of Art, NC November 2014
Salmagundi XVIII National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Rocky Mount, NC August 2014
Willow Walk Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Burlington, NC June 2014
New Bern Airport, NC exhibiting artist for Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition March 2014
Undergraduate Exhibition in Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2014
Down East National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC February 2014
Down East National Sculpture Exhibition at Mendenhall, East Carolina University March 2014
Tri State Sculptors Memorial Scholarship Spring 2014
Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Upcycled Exhibition in Mendenhall, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Francis B. Memorial School of Art Scholarship, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Down East National Sculpture exhibition at Mendenhall, East Carolina University Spring 2013
Undergraduate exhibition at Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2013
New Bern Airport Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in New Bern, NC March 2013
Burroughs Gallery Sculpture Exhibition, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC Spring 2012, 2013 & 2014
Undergraduate exhibition at Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2010

Volunteer/Organizations/Accomplishments
NC Representative for Tristate Sculptors 2015-present
Tristate Sculptors Member 2015-present
Meadows Golf and Swim Club Logo Design in Christiansburg, VA December 2014
Greenville Museum of Art Outreach Coordinator Fall 2014-Spring 2015
Greenville Museum of Art Member Spring 2014-present
Treasurer of Sculpture Guild and Member 2012-2014
Youth Arts Festival Aluminum Casting Spring 2014
Iron Pours at East Carolina University Fall 2012-Fall 2014
Iron Pours at Jim Gallucci’s Studio in Greensboro, NC Spring 2012, Spring 2013
Tristate Conference in Greensboro Spring 2013
Tristate Sculptors Member 2012-2013
Youth Arts Festival Spring 2012

Foundations Award for Undergraduate Show at Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2010

Video/Publications
North Carolina Literary Review Print Issue July 2016
http://vimeo.com/79212084
http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/Downtown-Clayton/sunrise-sunset.aspx
http://www.townofclaytonnc.org/Downtown-Clayton/up-up-away.aspx



            The main focus of my work is equality in our society; equal rights portrayed through large-scale sculpture. I find that the juxtaposition of my material choices expresses my personal definition of strength and equivalence.  I challenge the intrinsic properties of metals and form them into unique, harmonious compositions that exemplify coexistence.
            My sculptures deal specifically with metal fabrication. In my research I seek to connect contrasting metal forms, shapes and colors to create a nexus between the sculpture and the fundamental principle, that all people are different yet all are equal. The amalgamation of disparate metals within each sculpture is designed to place emphasis on the strength and endurance needed to form and maintain a unified and equitable society. In my current work I utilize aluminum, steel, bronze, and stainless steel in combination to create balance and harmony out of diversity.

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About Me

Sculpture/Design