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Joshua Flint



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Flint’s work is based on images curated from many sources such as digitized museum archives, vintage shops, and social media platforms. The paintings fluctuate between the familiar and the unknown while simultaneously including the past and present. By rearranging the hierarchy of elements the paintings become fictions that allow countless interpretations. Layered into works are references to liminality, ecological issues, neuroscience, psychological states, and the history of painting, among others.

 

 

The images sourced from out-of-date materials hold a special fascination. Much like observing the ruins of an old, grand building or a church in a state of decay, the characters and objects that populate his paintings are employed to create a sense of ephemerality, imbuing the work with a kind of fascination and anxiety, over the passage of time. Used in this way they serve as reminders that cutting edge trends and novelty will evolve into new iterations or be abandoned altogether. In addition, most of the photos incorporated into the works do not contain elements that were directed or photographed by the artist, all of which allows a certain distance to reinterpret as he sees fit. Flint says, “I can see this person or place in a photograph but know nothing about what is going on beyond those paper borders. That ambiguity, between the seen and unseen, between the real and the imaginary, is where my paintings live.”

 

 

JOSHUA FLINT

Born 1977

Lives and works in Portland, OR.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2017    Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC. November.

           Seager Gray Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA. October.

2016    Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. October.

            Seager Gray Gallery, Group Exhibition, Mill Valley, CA. June.

            Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. May.

            Seager Gray Gallery, Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. April.

2015    Sumter County Cultural Center, Solo Exhibition, Sumter, SC. November.

Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC. June.

            La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Laluzapalooza Show, Los Angeles, CA. March.

2014    Sloane Merrill Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Boston, MA. May.

2013    Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC. December.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. March.

Adam Cave Fine Art, Group Exhibition, Raleigh, NC. February.

2012   Sloane Merrill Gallery, Group Exhibition, Boston, MA. October.

Quidley & Co. Gallery, Urban Intersection Exhibition, Boston, MA. October.

Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC. July.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. May.

2011    Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Winter Exhibition, Greensboro, NC. December.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. November.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. July.

Robert Lange Studios, Solo Exhibition, Charleston, SC. June.

Peterson Cody Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. February.

             Cole Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA. January.

2010    Adam Cave Fine Art, Works on Paper Group Show, Raleigh, NC. December.

Peterson Cody Gallery, Two Artist Show, Santa Fe, NM. September.

Robert Lange Studios, Two Artist Show, Charleston, SC. July.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. February.

Peterson Cody Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. February.

2009    Howard Mandville Gallery, Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Kirkland, WA. Sept.

Cole Gallery, Solo Show, Seattle, WA. July.

Sage Creek Gallery, Oil Painters of America National Show, Santa Fe, NM. May.

Robert Lange Studios, Group Exhibition, Charleston, SC. April.

2008    Cole Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA. November.

Lawrence Gallery, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR. September.

Astoria Fine Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Astoria, OR. August.

2007    Lawrence Gallery, Group Exhibition, Portland, OR. October.

Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Invitational Exhibition, Lake Oswego, OR. June.

Clatsop Community College, The Nude in the 21st Century, Astoria, OR. April.

2005    Wendt Gallery, National Young Artist Show, Laguna Beach, CA. July.

Waterhouse Gallery, Oil Painters of America Western Region Show, Santa Barbara, CA. July.

Lawrence Gallery, Two Artist Show, Portland, OR. March.

2004    Howard Mandville Gallery, Oil Painters of America National Show, Kirkland, WA. June.

Alder Gallery, La Petite XI National Small Format Show, Coburg, OR. January.

2002    Academy of Art University, Fine Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA. June.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1998-2002      Academy of Art University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.

 

2014                  Bo Bartlett Master Class, Columbus, GA, March.

2011                 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Vincent Desiderio Master Class, March.

2005                China Academy of Arts with Quan Shan Shi. Hang Zhou, China. May.

China Academy of Arts with Gou Gang, Shanghai, China. April.

Jove Wang Workshop, Jove Wang Studios, Los Angeles, CA. March.

2004                Fechin Artists Workshops, Carolyn Anderson, Taos, NM. September.

2001-2002       Work Scholar, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

SELECTED PRESS, REVIEWS, & PUBLICATIONS

 

2016    Fresh Paint Magazine, Summer Issue

Oxford American Magazine, Spring Issue

Silverlake Voice, London (UK)

Colossal.com, Featured Artist

Booooooom.com, Artist Spotlight

2015    The Sumter Item Newspaper

SupersonicArt.com, Artist Spotlight

Poets and Artists, July Issue

American Art Collector, June Issue

            Poets and Artists, May Issue

            Charleston City Paper

2014    Freshpaintmagazine.com

2013    American Art Collector, December Issue

2012    American Art Collector, July Issue

2011    American Art Collector, June Issue

            Beautifulhelloblog.com

2010    American Art Collector, September Issue

American Art Collector, July Issue

2009    Southwest Art Magazine, November Issue

American Art Collector, July Issue

Informedcollector.com

Artistaday.com

Emptyeasel.com

2007    Astoria Arts Festival, Cover Artist, Summer

2006    Southwest Art Magazine, January Issue

2005    The Grove Review, Fall Issue

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS & CONTRIBUTIONS

 

2011     Regional Artist Project Grant, Wake County, NC.

2010    Give or Take Art Auction, Artspace, Raleigh, NC. May.

2009    First Prize Winner 21 Over 31, Southwest Art Magazine, November Issue.

Habitat for Humanity, Easter Cooper Benefit, Mt. Pleasant, SC. June .

Donor’s Award of Excellence, OPA National Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. May.

2008    Childrens Cancer Association, Annual Gala Event, Portland, OR. September.

2003    Portland Art Musuem, Colombia Riverkeeper Art Auction, Portland, OR. June.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012 – Present   Pacific Northwest College of Art, Associate Professor, Portland, OR.

2011                Art Institute of Portland, Guest Speaker, Portland, OR.

North Carolina State University, Guest Speaker, Raleigh, NC.

Artspace, Visual Art Center, Instructor, Raleigh, NC.

2010                Artspace, Visual Art Center, Instructor, Raleigh, NC.

2009                Pacific Northwest College of Art, Associate Professor, Portland, OR.

2008                Pacific Northwest College of Art, Continuing Education Instructor, Portland, OR.   

2006                Lake Oswego Foundation for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Lake Oswego, OR.

 

 

PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Wingate University Museum

KGervas Collection, Madrid, Spain ( Coleccion Solo)

City of Astoria, Oregon

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Amanda Seyfried

Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend

Christian Hebel and Rachael Harris

 

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