Last fall Jimmy Riordan was informed that he had a huge tumor growing in his abdomen. The growths initial description was limited to a single measurement. Its longest dimension. 20.5cm. Made up of experiments in a variety of mediums, 20.5cm explores the body, trauma and mortality the use of metaphor and the imagining of the internal as landscape.
Jimmy Riordan is an Alaskan artist and educator. Technically trained in book-arts his practice extends beyond the bounds of any specific medium. Riordan’s projects have involved earth building, comics, letterpress and translation. All united by his interest in autodidactics, the self-taught and group learning.
Jimmy Riordan working at Micro Art Space during his residency: