Currently, Jordan Acker Anderson lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she serves as Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Art and Graphic Design for Mount Mary University. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. After graduation, she worked as an artist's assistant for sculptor Matthew Placzek, assisting with the creation of large-scale bronze sculptures commissioned for monuments, public parks and private collections. She did her graduate research at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing, receiving a Masters of Art in 2006 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2007.

Acker Anderson calls herself an image-maker who utilizes painting, drawing and printmaking to explore universal themes of service, soul, life force, breath, instinct, survival, nature, time and ritual. Her award-winning work has been shown internationally. She is a member of the College Art Association, Mid America Print Council, and Wisconsin Visual Artists.
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