Jordan Eagles

Exploring the visual power and cultural uses of blood are the central tenets of my practice, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, photography and public programming. Created with animal blood from slaughterhouses, the work addresses themes of corporeality, spirituality, and regeneration. The preservation technique permanently retains the organic material’s natural colors, patterns, and textures. When lit, the works become translucent and luminous, reflecting the many layers suspended throughout the resin, revealing the blood’s visceral properties and energy. More politically motivated series, rendered from donated human blood—procured from the LGBTQI+ community—are utilized to advocate for fair blood donation policies, anti-stigma, and equality.

JORDAN EAGLES (b. 1977) is an artist who has been exploring the aesthetics and ethics of blood as an artistic medium since the late 1990s. He lives and works in New York City. Eagles’ works are held in numerous private and public collections, and his work has been exhibited widely. Eagles recently collaborated with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on NYC Blood Sure and—in partnership with GMHC and FCB Health—is a co-founder of Blood Equality. Read more about Jordan Eagles HERE.