Jordan Sheridan is an instructor of Studio Art in the School of Visual Art and Design. Sheridan completed her M.F.A. at the University of South Carolina in 2021. Her current research focuses on the existing space between her personal experience of motherhood and how notions of identity are understood. Professor Sheridan's studio practice combines painting, sculpture, and installation to form a visual narrative of being both a mother and an artist.
Why did you choose to come to the School of Visual Art and Design at the University of South Carolina?
I chose to come to the School of Visual Art and Design for the opportunity to join a forward-thinking and well-established program and to teach alongside colleagues that I respect greatly.
How do you approach teaching?
I encourage my students to push beyond their comfort zones; to experiment with new ways of seeing and recording their visual perceptions. I understand that perception is unique to each individual and I embrace that.
What can students expect to learn from your classes this fall?
The classes will be challenging and the students will be encouraged to trust themselves and their instincts and have a great time doing it.
The most rewarding part of your job is…
Witnessing students grasp and comprehend the classroom content and become more excited to keep challenging themselves throughout the semester.
What is an interesting or surprising fact about you?
I have transported and donated over 400 pounds of skateboarding equipment to the youth in Cuba through my work with the non-profit Amigo Skate. I hope to be able to continue this work soon!