Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980, New York) received his BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI) (2003). Over the past decade, Wolfson has become recognised as one of America’s most ambitious and provocative artists. During this period, his practice has spanned video, film, installation, virtual reality, performance, print and photography. Employing animation, digital imaging and animatronic sculpture, Wolfson’s recent work has centred on ideas of literal and virtual reality, and the distinction between the real and the imagined – especially the projection of inner impulses (desire, optimism, violence or guilt) into constructed selves or scenarios. The subject-matter addressed within his practice is often confronted with a strong sense of urgency – demanding the viewer enter into the unfiltered dialogue and examination of the state of the world. In this way, Wolfson’s work also functions as a social critique, interrogating the discomforts and deeply held flaws within the societal structures and social practices embedded within Western culture.