VIRGINIA JOURDAN IS AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITING ARTIST and received her BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. She moved to New York in 1982 to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator. After working in New York for 10 years Virginia moved back to San Francisco and studied fine art, printmaking and graphic arts at City College of San Francisco. She continued developing her talents studying abroad, attending painting workshops in Italy and China. Virginia captures the soul of humanity and illustrates the dignity of African American people.

"BECAUSE I AM AFRICAN AMERICAN  my subject matter centers around this group of people, but the message is the same for all human beings." All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. (UDHR)


Academy of Art University, San Francisco
 BFA in Illustration
City College of San Francisco
 Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Arts
Studied abroad in China
 En Plien Air
Studied abroad in Italy
 En Plien Air
University of Washington, Seattle
 Painting with Jacob Lawrence


Recent Exhibitions
Reclaiming Dignity - Open Studio (Feb 2019)
Richmond Art Center, TAOLB (Jan 2019)
Airbnb End of Year Celebration, San Francisco *
Jourdan & Mays = Art  Open Studios. San Francisco, CA 2018
Museum of  Northern California (MONCA) (Sept 2018)
San Francisco City Hall, (Oct 2018)
Women's Cancer Resource Center, Berkeley, Ca (April 2018
I AM San Francisco City College of SF. San Francisco, CA


Painting for Pacific Bell Company, San Francisco, CA
Portrait of Pastor for Community Protestant Church, New York, NY
Illustrations for City of Richmond Brochure, Richmond, CA
Paintings for Occur Technology Center, Oakland, CA
Book Illustrations for Dream on Publishing


AWE (Art With Elders)
NCMACC (Northern California Music and Art Cultural Center)
Airbnb Painting Experiences
CEO Relax + Paint = Release (


Painting Parties

Art With Elders (AWE)

Airbnb painting experience in San Francisco at the Virginia Jourdan Fine Art Studio

Children's book Granny Who Is God illustrated by Virginia Jourdan written by Carmen Bogan

3.9 Art Collective