MacArthur-winning painter Jordan Casteel ’14MFA talks about her portraits.

At her first New York solo show, in the year she graduated from art school, Jordan Casteel ’14MFA presented a series of startling portraits. The subjects were former Yale classmates, all of them Black men. Drawn from tradition but defying expectations, the lushly painted figures are intimate and vulnerable, gazing at the viewer from their living rooms and bedrooms. The title was Visible Man.

Read more about Casteel’s work in this Yale Alumni magazine story!