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Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman – The Artist Co-Op – 1330 Gladys Avenue

This work is part of a larger ongoing dialogue exploring density and structure. Working with fire and paper, the thousands of individual residual marks draw as much attention to absence, as to what is present. Employing the simple gesture of burning holes through the surface of the picture plane challenges the physical integrity of the paper, and heightens the tension and awareness of the delicate edge between form and emptiness. Making the fragile more fragile, and evident, the accumulative impact small subtle incremental change may have on the whole.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“Groundwork”, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 2005

“New Works”, Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2005

“6000 miles”, West Liberty State College, West Liberty, West Virginia, 2003

“New Works”, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000

“New Work/Site”, Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999

“Excavating Memory”, Galleria Rasen, Kunitachi, Japan, 1997

“Layers Within”, Meyerhoff Arts Center, Towson, Maryland, 1992

 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Kamol Tassananchalee and Josh Friedman, Two-Man Show, LA Art Core, Los Angeles, California, (2020)

International Art Exchange Exhibition, Ratchadanoen Contemporary Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2018

2nd Andaman International Art Workshop, Krabi Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand, 2018

International Art Exchange Show, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand, 2018

KMUTNB International Art and Design Workshop Exhibition, Amphawa, Thailand, 2018

“Culture Lab: Margin”, Multi-Disciplinary collaboration, Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles, California, 2014

“Long Beach Summer III”, Stone Rose Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2014

Siglo Moderno, Los Angeles, 2012-2016

MorYork Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012-2016

Group Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California, 2010

“Earth” Juror: Sam Bower, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2010

“Member’s Exhibition” Juror: Cheryl Bennett, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, California, 2009

“Little Light” three-person exhibition, 98ten Fine Art, Irvine, California, 2008

 “Works on Paper” Juror: Jacqueline van Rhyn, Curator, Main Line Art Center, Pennsylvania, 2007

Gallery MC, Manhattan, New York, 2005

Gallery 51, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005

“Top Drawer Exhibition” Curator: Lisa Dahl, The Matzo Files at PS122, Manhattan, New York, 2005

“Grand Tour” Group exhibition, Gallery MC, Manhattan, New York, 2005

“Accumulate” Two-person exhibition, Gallery MC, Manhattan, New York, 2005

“Michigan Annual XXXII”, The Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan, 2004

“19th Greater Midwest International Exhibition”, CMS University, Juror: Douglass Freed, Dir. of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, 2004

“Actual Size Biennial”, Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 2004

“Gestures” co-curators: Michael Olijnyk and Graham Shearing, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003

“Critical Mass” curator: Dr. Rochelle Martin, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan, 2003

“Society of Sculptors”, Juror: Frank Paluch, Dir. of Perimeter Gallery, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003

“Cranbrook Academy of Art Student Degree Show”,Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2002

“Kaboom”, Curator: Jeff Bourgeau, Museum of New Art, Detroit, Michigan, 2002

“Michigan Fine Arts Competition”, Juror: Nick Cave, Artist, BBAC, Birmingham, Michigan, 2002

 “Faculty Exhibition”, University Gallery, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, 2002

“Seats 14”, Curators: Fabio Fernandez and David Addey, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Museum of Art traveled to Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 2002

D’Arcy Company/Cranbrook Exchange, DMB&B Advertising, Troy, Michigan, 2001

“Faculty Exhibition”, College of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, 2001

 “Michigan Fine Arts Competition”, Juror: Brenda Goodman, Artist, BBAC, Birmingham, Michigan, 2001

“The Wrong Show”, Curator: Jeff Bourgeau, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan, 2001

 “Seventh CAPPING Exhibition”, Iwasaki Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan, 2001

“Sixth CAPPING Exhibition”, Shanghai Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2000

“Fifth CAPPING Exhibition”, Sohyang Gallery, Pusan, Korea, 1999

 “Fourth CAPPING Exhibition”, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1998

“Ginza Art Net”, Gallery 21 + Yo Annex, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan, 1998

“Rasen Selection 1997”, Galleria Rasen, Kunatachi, Japan, 1997

 “Thesis Exhibition”, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 1993

 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Catalogue. 2nd Andaman International Art Workshop 2018, Krabi Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand

Catalogue. International Art Exchange Exhibition 2018, Ratchadanoen Contemporary Art Center, Thailand

Judge, CM. “Transnational Metaphors: Receptive Spaces in Public and Private Rituals.” Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism Ed. Karen Frostig and Kathy A Halamka et all.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. pages 273-74, 269.

“Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture News”, February 2003, volume 32, number 5, page 13.

“Four Shows Plus Novel Seating”, By Keri Guten Cohen, The Detroit Free Press, April 21, 2002.

 “Pennsylvania Passages II”, by Gerry Williams, The Studio Potter, December 2000, volume 29,no.1, p 90.

“Galleries Offer Works to Ponder”, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 13, 2000.

“Piece Work: It’s a Delicate Matter…”by Charles Rosenblum, Pittsburgh City Paper, July 26, 2000.

“Turning the Ordinary Into Art”, by Graham Shearing, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 7, 2000.

“Shining Spotlight on City’s Talent”, by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 9, 1999.

“Eastern Influences”, by Graham Shearing, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 1, 1999.

ARTIST LECTURES/GUEST CRITIQUES

2nd Andaman International Art Workshop, Krabi Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand, 2018

International Art Exchange Show, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand, 2018

Artist Talk, AP Studio Art Reading, College of New Jersey, 2005

Guest Critic, University of the Arts, Fiber Department, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004

Artist Talk, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2004

            Visiting Artist, College of Creative Studies, Foundations Department, Detroit, Michigan, 2003

Artist Talk, AP Studio Art Reading, College of New Jersey, 2003

Artist Lecture, West Liberty State College, Liberty, West Virginia, 2003

Guest Critic, University of Detroit, Mercy, “Visual Communication Reviews”, 2001

Artist Talk, Spinning Plate Artist Lofts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1998

 RESIDENCIES AND HONORS

Artist-in-Residence, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand, (2019)

2nd Andaman International Art Workshop, Krabi Art Museum, Krabi, Thailand, 2018

International Art Exchange Workshop, Thaksin University, Songkhla, Thailand, 2018

KMUTNB International Art and Design Workshop, Amphawa, Thailand, 2018

Second Place Award, “Michigan XXXII” Juror: Stanley Rosenthal, Professor of Art, Wayne State University, The Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan, 2004

Artist-in-Residence, Two-month funded residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Center, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2004

Students’ work selected for inclusion in lecture at 2003 AP National Conference, Los Angeles, California, 2003

“Teaching the New AP Studio Art Portfolio: 3D Design” Lecturer Dana Collins, Illinois Community College Artist-in-Residence, Spinning Plate Lofts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1998

Eleanor Spencer Art Fund Fellowship; funded independent travel/study in Italy and France, 1991

Rosenberg Art Merit Scholarship, 1989-1992

 SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Andaman Art Museum (Krabi, Thailand)

The Book Beat (Michigan)                 

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska)

Dagmar Frinta and Peter Lynch        

Le Poisson Rouge (Japan)

Galeria Rasen (Japan)                      

Goucher College (Maryland) 

King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (Samut Songkhram, Thailand)

Reservoir Capital USA (Maryland)

Dr. Neil Romanoff (Los Angeles, California)

Graham Shearing, art critic (Pennsylvania)  

Kamol Tassanachalee (Los Angeles, California)

Thaksin University (Songkhla, Thailand)

The Honorable Susan Wagner (Maryland)

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 2002

Bachelor of Arts, General Honors and Honors in Art, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, 1993

Certificate, La Sorbonne, Paris, France, Cours de Civilisation, 1991

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