Jordan Stein is a curator based in San Francisco and the author of Rip Tales: Jay DeFeo’s Estocada & Other Pieces (Soberscove Press, 2021). With Will Brown, he is the author of Bruce Conner: Brass Handles, and with Jason Fulford is the editor of Where to Score, a collection of hippie-era classified advertisements. He operates the exhibition space Cushion Works in the Mission District and has independently organized exhibitions at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Artists Space, Yale Union, San Francisco City Hall, The Glass House, Matthew Marks Gallery, and The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, where he formerly served as Curator of Special Projects. He was a Curator at KADIST, San Francisco from 2016–2022.

Jordan is a co-founder of the interdisciplinary collaborative group Will Brown, which realized over three dozen exhibitions and programs in their Mission District storefront from 2012–2015 before working parasitically with other organizations. He has taught at Williams College, the San Francisco Art Institute, and California College of the Arts.

Information and press for his new book can be found HERE and writing on his recent projects are at The New Yorker, KQED, The Williams Record, Everglades City Mullet Rapper(!), Los Angeles Review of BooksNew York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, and San Francisco Chronicle.