Josh had a big change of heart and he’s putting it all in his work.
Josh’s unique mixed media cityscapes and portraiture have a staggering amount of detail to them. His art has taken him all over the country and even many shows to Italy and all the reviews say the same thing; his work is imaginative, theatrical, and very VERY human. It is truly amazing how Josh takes everyday moments and makes them grand somehow like drinking coffee or taking a walk down a city street. Starting with torn bits of maps, wall coverings, labels and other discarded bits of printed paper, he arranges his subjects and then comes back on top with paint very delicately to finish the work off.
Josh also has as much fun with titling his work as well as painting it. With titles like, “Who Will Win the Peanut Butter Wars.” and, “The Wind Carried It In Its Belly, The City Nursed” you get a sense that Josh also probably has a pile of poems stashed somewhere that he has yet to reveal to the world. Josh sees titling his work this way adds even more mystique making the mundane fantastical and vice versa as if a nude woman delicately balancing on her big toe on the corner of a skyscraper is just a Tuesday for the free spirited figure.
Paul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2012 Azart Gallery, New York City, New York, 2014 Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2015 Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 2015 Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 2012 Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2010-14 Tria, The Suchman-Bart-Metheny Gallery, New York, New York, 2009 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 2006 Entroterra, Milano, Italy, 2004-09 Gallery C, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2004,2011 Garage Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2007 Arte Novello, Bozzolo, Italy, 2006 Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003-06 Jules Place, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001-06 Galleria d’Arte Moderna Di Stile, Brescia, Italy, 2002-04 Coda Gallery, New York, New York, 2000-04 Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999-02 Shiraz Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999 The Art Garden, Kansas City, Missouri, 1998 East 51st. Street Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1998
The PS Gallery, Columbia Missouri, 2013 Azart Gallery, New York City, New York, 2014 Tria, The Suchman-Bart-Metheny Gallery, New York, New York, 2008-13 Paul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2010-13 Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 2013 True F. Luck Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2012-13 Fiere di Parma, Parma, Italy, 2011-12 College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2011 Forre Fine Art, Aspen, Colorado, 2010-14 AAF, New York, New York, 2008-11 Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York, 2010 Aaron Gallery, Washington D.C., 2010 Premio Suzzara, Mantova, Italy, 2005-09 Arte Fiera, Catania, Sicily, 2006 Rassegna G.B. Salvi, Sassoferrato, Italy, 2006 Galleria Immagina, Brescia, Italy, 2006 Biennale Internazionale Città di Bozzolo, Bozzolo, Italy, 2006 Arte Verona, Verona, Italy 2005-07 Swish Art, Milan, Italy, 2005 Lineart, Milan, Italy, 2004-07 Society Of Illustrators, New York, New York, 2002 Central Park Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001 The Fahrenheit Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999
LECTURES AND APPEARANCES
Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, 2012 New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 2012 TAD, Richmond, Virginia, 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University, Communication Arts Faculty, Richmond, Virginia, 2009-13 The Illustration Academy, Guest Lecturer, Richmond, Virginia, Summer, 2010 Pratt Institute, Painting Faculty, New York, New York, 2006-09 Syracuse University Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting, Guest Lecturer, New York, New York, 2007 The Illustration Academy, Guest Lecturer, Sarasota, Florida, Summer, 2005-06 Accademia di’Arte di Brescia, Guest Lecturer, Brescia, Italy, 2005 Pratt Institute, Guest Lecturer, Brooklyn, New York, New York, 2005-06 The Illustration Academy, Guest Lecturer, Richmond, Virginia, Summer, 2004
ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
Richmond Magazine, October, 2013 RVA Magazine, October, 2013 Richmond Times Dispatch, August, 2012 Style Weekly, September, 2011 Style Weekly, October, 2010 Independent Weekly, August, 2010 Review Magazine, February, 2008 Pitch Weekly, February, 2009 Arte In Arti Emestieri, October, 2008 Prima Rassegna d’Arte, Premio Orzinuovi, August, 2008 Arte In Arti Emestieri, October, 2007 Aperture Internazionale d’Arte G. B. Salvi, August 2006 Stile Magazine, March, 2006 Kansas City Star, June, 2004 Stile Magazine, April, 2004 Review Magazine, December, 2002 National Public Radio, December, 2002 Society of Illustrators, December, 2001 Step By Step Magazine, April, 2000
The Illustration Academy, Summer, 1997 The Kansas City Art Institute, 1994-97 Central Missouri State University, 1991-93