Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4:00PM, Boulder Public Library, Meadows Branch

What is presence, how does it function, and what does it have to do with painting? Jordan will present some ideas on these questions and their relation to our current art world situation.

“…the artist’s mind-in-making is not just the result of studied knowledge (getting the facts straight) or skills acquired; it is always determined by the actual process of making and the depth of awareness one brings to bear during that process…The work of art derives its ‘presence’ from this heightened awareness — from the artist’s presence of mind.”

— Mary Jane Jacob, Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art
This lecture is sponsored by Art Workshops Boulder and is free and open to the public. Please join us for this inspiring community event!


Landscape Painting w/ YING LI

October 4 and 5, 2018 w/ a public lecture on October 3

Boulder, CO

YING LI is a Professor of Fine Arts and Department Chair at Haverford College. Born in Beijing, China, she graduated from Anhui Teachers University (1974-77) where she taught 1977-83. Ying Li immigrated to the United States in 1983 and received an M.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, NY in 1987.

Selected Awards 
Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award, Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for Painting and Certificate of Merit, all from the National Academy Museum, New York; Phyllis Koshland Professor of Fine Arts, Haverford College; Donald Jay Gordon Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Swarthmore College; McMillian Stewart Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art; Ruth Mayo Distinguished Visiting Artist, The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Artist-in-Residence, Dartmouth College; Aspen Institute Scholarship; The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation Grant; Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Grant; Centro Incontri Umani Ascona, Switzerland; Valparaiso Foundation, Spain; Kahn-Mason Foundation Grant; Heliker–LaHotan Foundation; Vermont Studio Center; St. Mary’s College; Enterprise House Art Colony, Ireland; Chateau Rochefort-en-Terre, France; Aspen Institute Scholarship; Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Grant; other Residential Fellowships.

Selected Publications 
Li’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Sun, New York Press, Cover,, Abstract Art on Line, Painter’s Table, and Morbihan France.

Full cost of this workshop is $370. A 50% deposit is required to hold a spot. (Please see refund policy on this website). Email w/ questions or to register







Landscape Painting w/ YING LI    October 4, 5, 2018

Still Life w/ ZOEY FRANK   April 2019, details to follow

PAINTERLY MONOTYPES   June 2019, w/Cara Luneau, details to follow

Collage for Painters w/KEN KEWLEY   September 16, 17, 18, 2019, details to follow



JORDAN WOLFSON    “Painting and Presence”  public artist talk, Sunday, September 23, 2018, 4:00PM, Boulder Public Library, Meadows Branch

YING LI    public artist talk, Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6:30PM, Boulder Public Library, Main Branch, Boulder Creek Room