Jacqueline Gordon is a visual and sound artist who currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Oakland. Her work integrates audio technologies into sculptural forms to question relationships of affect within an environment. She received her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and an MFA from Stanford University in 2011, where her research focused on the history of communications technology and the physiological and psychophysical effects of music and sound on the body. For her 2013 solo exhibition at Pro Arts in Oakland, Gordon created a sculpture and sound installation responsive to the architecture of the gallery and its proximity to Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, using sound to defy the structural barrier dividing the outside and inside of the space. Her solo show at Eli Ridgway Gallery (San Francisco, CA) in 2012 titled No Touch involved three sound installations that incorporated different stages of sound reflection and absorption though materials and architecture. She has also exhibited at Institute of Contemporary Art (London, UK), di Rosa (Napa, CA), SOMArts (San Francisco, CA), Cue Arts Foundation (New York, NY), Queens Nails (San Francisco, CA), the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (San Francisco, CA) Machine Project (Los Angeles, CA), Worth Ryder Art Gallery (Berkeley, CA), and Sonoma State University (Sonoma, CA). Gordon has received numerous awards including the 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, a Center for Cultural Innovation Grant (2011), a Phelan, Murphy, and Cadogan Fellowship (2010) and The Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center (2010). She has participated in artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Drawing and Painting (2011), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2008) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2013).
For the past 6 years, Gordon has been a member of the music and performance collective, 0th, who have performed at such venues as The Berkeley Art Museum (2011), The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (2011), and Southern Exposure (2010). Their performances incorporate dance, sculptural installation based electronic instruments, and multi-channel video installations. Gordon has also recently been developing a new performance with sound artist, Laetitia Sonami. They have performed together at Yerba Center for the Arts (2011) and SOMArts (2012).