Jimmy Riordan is an Alaskan multidisciplinary artist and educator. Though technically trained in book-arts and printmaking, Riordan’s work is not bound by any specific media. Riordan often collaborates, asking the audience and other artists for their participation. Community and location play a large role in his choice of form and development of content.
Riordan is the founder of Rabbit Rabbit Press, a member of the Great Alaska Brick Company and co-director of the Girdwood Summer Arts Camp. He teaches for the University of Alaska and regularly participates in artist residencies in rural Alaska. His artwork has been shown internationally and the bookwork comprising his Le Roman du Lievre project can be found in the library collections of the New York MOMA and the Tate Britain.
Photograph by Michael Conti