Jordan Sabolick



Jordan Sabolick’s work analyzes the quiet spaces within domesticity. From daily routines to the passing of time, he takes interest in how we perceive and resonate with one another through the domestic rituals that make us human. This tends to reveal itself in environments that are inhabited regularly but are seldom explored with curiosity. By taking precise measurements in the preliminary drawing stages — supported by a self-imposed grid — his work ultimately becomes a dance between two things: precision and intuitive abstraction. As a result, his paintings divulge an interest in light and form, geometric patterns, and spatial relationships. 


Sabolick was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He began a formal drawing and painting education in 2014 and obtained a BFA from California State University, Long Beach. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Washington.


  • David Brody
  • Sangram Majumdar
  • Ann Gale
  • Philip Govedare
  • Zhi Lin
  • Helen O’Toole


  • MFA, Painting + Drawing, University of Washington, 2022
  • BFA, Drawing & Painting, California State University Long Beach, 2019


  • 2021 – The Reordering of Things, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2021 – Works in Progress, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2019 – Common Walls, Artist Studios at the Palm Court Arts Complex, Irvine, CA
  • 2019 – Shifting Through the Circuit, Gatov Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • 2018 – Now Trending, Palos Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 – Enrollment Services Showcase, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
  • 2018 – Select, F+ Gallery, Orange County, CA
  • 2017 – Student Juried Show, Boone Family Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 – We Step into The Light, Library Room Gallery, Orange County, CA
  • 2014 – Creating P E A C E, Ex Creatis Gallery, Orange County, CA

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2022 – Home, Gallery at The Park, Richland, WA
  • 2016 – Untitled No. 1-7, The Café Gallery Room, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2022 – Allied Arts Association MFA Scholarship, Richland, WA
  • 2018 – Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 – Osher Grant of Visual Arts, Pasadena, CA

Excerpt from interview by Jordan Amirkhani

Most of my work is a response to specific fleeting moments that new parents experience amid feeding, nap routines, and trying to entertain. Moments in which time is particularly difficult to perceive due to sleep deprivation, where time feels simultaneously expedited and painfully sluggish. As a result, the paintings might depict a specific time of day when I notice how light bounces off the curtain onto the floor, how stillness might be described through form and cropping, or how movement is elicited through brush strokes or fracturing the picture plane.

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