In sculptures built on a base of stretcher bars and woven textile, detailed with tchotchkes, texts, pin-back badges, and other fraught material, Josh Faught mixes craft history, socio-political movements, and autobiography.
Josh Faught lives and works in San Francisco. Recent solo museum exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award Exhibition (2013); the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (2013); and the Seattle Art Museum (2009). Solo exhibitions also include Kendal Koppe Gallery, Glasgow (2014); Launch Pad, London (2014); Lisa Cooley, New York (2010, 2012, and 2014); Western Bridge, Seattle (2010). He is an associate professor at the California College of Arts in Oakland and San Francisco. Faught is the recipient of the 2009 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and the 2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) Award.
He has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an AAS from Fashion Institute of Technology, and a BA from Oberlin College.
The Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice lecture series brings together artists and thinkers on the forefront of contemporary art practice to share ideas, raise questions, and engage with curious thinkers in both the UW School of Art + Art History + Design and the community at large. This annual series is organized to accompany the course Art 361/595, Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice, taught by guest lecturer Eric Fredericksen.
The series is made possible by the integral support of The New Foundation Seattle, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the production of contemporary visual art through dynamic initiatives that stimulate artistic development, research, and presentation.
All lectures are free and open to the public; for more information, visit http://art.washington.edu/critical-issues-in-contemporary-art-practice-2016/.