Metal Sculptures by Jordan Parah

About Me

Parahdise SculptureLLC

            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 and stainless steel to create balance and harmony out of diversity.

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

Current Work
Owner of Parahdise Sculpture LLC July 2017-present
​City Art Gallery in Greenville NC, January 2015-present


Awards

3rd Place in Downeast National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC March 2018
​People's Choice Award Roanoke, VA AIR Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition May 2017
People's Choice Award Clayton, NC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition April 2017


Public & Corporate Collections-
"Diamond Strength" commissioned outdoor sculpture at UNC Rex Hospital Cancer Center - Raleigh, NC 2022
"Dancing in the Moonlight" outdoor sculpture - Wake Forest Renaissance Arts Center - Durham, NC 2022
​"Harmonious Balance" outdoor sculpture - City of Statesville, NC 2021
Vidant Health Foundation 15 commissioned ribbon sculptures - Greenville, NC 2021
Commissioned sculpture Twin Lakes Community in Burlington NC 2021
"The Rising Phoenix" commissioned sculpture at Wallace Cancer Center, Novant Health in Salisbury, NC 2020
"If I Can Dream" commissioned sculpture located at Wilmington Health at The Pointe at Barclay in Wilmington, NC 2019
​Commissioned sculpture located at Craven Community College in New Bern, NC 2018
Commissioned sculpture at Spine Align in Greenville, NC 2017
Commissioned Wall Relief Sculpture at Firetower Animal Clinic in Winterville, NC 2017
“Up, Up and Away” outdoor sculpture - City of Williamsburg, VA 2016
“An Autumns Path” outdoor sculpture - City of Danville, VA 2015
“Let’s Fly a Kite” outdoor sculpture - City of Burlington, NC 2014

Exhibitions
Two sculptures selected for PTI Airport Sculpture Show in Greensboro, NC 2022
Wake Forest Renaissance Arts Center Sculpture Show in Durham, NC 2020-2022
Two sculptures selected for Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC 2021-2022
A featured artist in show at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC May 2021
6th Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail in Clayton, NC 2020
Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC 2020-2021
To the East show at The Centerpiece gallery in Raleigh, NC February 2020
Salmagundi Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Rocky Mount, NC October 2019
Two sculptures selected for the 5th Annual Downtown Sculpture Trail in Clayton, NC May 2019
A featured artist in The New ENC show at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC April 2019
Two sculptures in the Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC March 2019
Two sculptures in the Down East National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC March 2019
​Featured Artist at Arts of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC January 2019
Sculpture in the Landscape Outdoor Exhibition in Fayetteville, NC November 2018
Salmagundi Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Rocky Mount, NC September 2018
Featured Artist at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC May 2018
Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC May 2018
Two sculptures in the Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, NC March 2018
Two sculptures in the Down East National Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Greenville, NC March 2018​

Contemporary Perspectives at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC June 2017
AIR Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Roanoke, VA May 2017
Salisbury Outdoor Sculpture Show in Salisbury, 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
James Applewhite Exhibition at City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC January 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 East Carolina University March 2014
Tri State Sculptors Memorial Scholarship Spring 2014
Upcycled Exhibition in Mendenhall, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Down East National Sculpture Exhibition at 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 2012-2014
Undergraduate Exhibition in Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2010

Organizations/Accomplishments
Greenville Museum of Art Acquisitions & Exhibitions Committee 2021- present
Tri-state Sculptors Member 2015-present
Greenville Museum of Art Member Spring 2014-present
Greenville Museum of Art Outreach Coordinator
-Operation Sunshine and Little Willie Center Fall 2014-May 2015
Tri State Sculptors Memorial Scholarship Spring 2014
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
Francis B. Memorial School of Art Scholarship, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Undergraduate Research and Creativity Award, East Carolina University Fall 2013
Iron Pours at Jim Gallucci’s Studio in Greensboro, NC Spring 2012, Spring 2013
Foundations Award for Undergraduate Exhibition at Gray Gallery, East Carolina University Spring 2010

Featured Videos
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Articles/Publications
​Our State Magazine - Meet the Maker series June 2019
​www.ourstate.com/meet-the-maker-parahdise-sculpture/

North Carolina Literary Review Print Issue July 2016