Jordan Gillenwater is an Appalachian artist primarily working in intaglio printmaking and digital illustration. His work focuses on the art of visual storytelling and narrative structures. He seeks to craft original stories that encourage the viewer to discover the narrative links and deeper meanings behind the work. His technique is a unique fusion of the modern and the traditional to capture the cultural significance of storytelling by allowing the historical and contemporary to influence one another and create timeless work.
His work focuses on high contrast and immense detail to pull the viewer in and keep them there, as they sort through the symbols and details that help unravel the narrative. His stories often deal in ideas of good and evil through a fusion of religious grandeur and beauty with the macabre. The divergence between his pieces that are light and beautiful and those that are dark and violent allow for an exceptional variety, while all being recognizable and uniquely his.