Jordan Ottrando is a life-long Staten Islander, and, studied the art of hyperrealism under NYC-established and recognized hyperrealism artist Costa Vavagiakis. Throughout the years, Jordan continued developing his portfolio, during high school, with a local art studio as well as participating in Student Art Shows, as far back as January 2012. During the summer of 2013, Jordan participated in "Art in the Towns" presented by the South Shore Development Corp. which was an artwork that depicted the beautification of the railroad station in the Great Kills town.
In addition, to oil on canvas, Jordan is highly experienced in charcoal and graphite, and, has a specialty in creating portraits of live models, celebrities, and those participating in the political world. He was asked, in early February 2017, to participate in a 4-day micro exhibit at HUB 17 73 Wave Street, SI NY (a Staten Island-based artist incubator), and, a few months later, from mid-May to June had his oil paintings hanging at Enoteca Maria 27 Hyatt Street SI NY, and, has had an exhibit at Da Noi NYC on August 20, 2017 and, exhibits scheduled at Portobello Cafe on Staten Island.