Grand Central Madison

The Grand Wander

Jordan Bruner

"The Grand Wander" by Jordan Bruner

An illustrated image of a couple enjoying a lunch at a table under water.
"The Grand Wander" (2022) by Jordan Bruner at Grand Central Madison.
An illustrated image of a young deer sitting by trees and buildings with a blue background.
"The Grand Wander" (2022) by Jordan Bruner at Grand Central Madison.

About the project

Digital illustrator Jordan Bruner’s "The Grand Wander" explores many of the sights one might encounter while traveling from Grand Central to Long Island, including the cityscape of midtown Manhattan, wildlife and beaches, the historic fishing industry, and local wineries and food culture. These colorful scenes celebrate the broad range of experiences offered throughout Long Island.

The work is presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from ANC Sports.

About the artist

Jordan Bruner is an artist and filmmaker from Virginia Beach. She developed a love for painting, illustration, and movie-making from her time experimenting as a child and studying at the Governor’s School for the Arts in high school. She continued her studies in animation and filmmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Bruner has continued to create films and paintings while also working professionally as an animation director for clients such as The New York Times, Google, Eve Ensler, Amazon, and "This American Life." In 2013, she was the recipient of the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award, which honors creative individuals under 30 worldwide for their collective portfolio. Her films have shown at festivals worldwide including Pictoplasma and the LA Film Festival, and her illustration work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. Bruner currently lives in Richmond with her partner Zack, cat Pablo, and dog Zucchini.