Jordan Waraksa recently graduated from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BFA in Sculpture, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a BA degree in music. Having pursued fine art and music educations simultaneously throughout his life, Jordan crosses and combines mediums – this can be seen in his sound sculpture, kinetic installations, furniture/ interior design, and short films, which feature hand crafted puppets and original soundtracks.
He has played the violin since the age of six. The discipline and dedication it requires to master this instrument (and the others he plays) has strongly influenced his sensibilities as a visual artist. His training as a musician is evidenced in the delicate craftsmanship and emotive quality of his work and overall creative process.
He plays his classically influenced acoustic music in, The Vitrolum Republic. (thevitrolumrepublic.com) He has performed with local and international symphony orchestras. Jordan has composed and performed numerous musical compositions for his sound sculpture, short films, and in collaboration for international art exhibitions and broadcast television. Including two full-length albums of original music and an award-winning soundtrack for the Milwaukee 48hour Film Festival that went on to win a screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008.