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Jordan Ramsey Ismaiel (they/them) is a graduate candidate in Painting & Drawing at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. They received their BA in studio art and philosophy from Hastings College in rural Nebraska. Ismaiel’s practice examines desire, longing, and emotional safety through processes of self-portraiture and composite imagery; staging moments of intimacy through self-provided partnership. They have been an artist-in-residence at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York, and MakeRoom in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was part of the inaugural cohort for the Kansas Field Arts Forum in Pratt, Kansas. Ismaiel was a recipient of the 2021-22 Iowa Arts Fellowship at the University of Iowa.



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