Jordie Oetken

Empire, 2020
Pigment Print
31" x 42"

Jordie Oetken is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her photographs use scale, lighting, and strategies of containment to maintain a continuous tension, asking the viewer to oscillate between their desire for calcification and the ambiguous narrative power of the image. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Oetken has held residencies at the Lighthouse Works, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Vermont Studio Center. She received her MFA from UCLA in 2017.