Josh Faught

Artadia Awardee
“Josh Faught is a singular artist, whose work isn’t easily catergorizable. Combing handmade textiles, archival research, pop cultural detritus, and sculptural concerns, he addresses how language establishes community and connection. Attentive to the importance of signal and disguise in queer history, his quirky, clever and impressive tapestries play with what we know, or assume we know.” – Ceci Moss, Independent Curator

Josh Faught lives and works in San Francisco, California. 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 in conjunction with his Betty Bowen Award (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). His work appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Emily Foundation for the Arts, New York, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (both 2014); Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, and Oakville Galleries, Ontario (both 2013); and Fiber: Sculpture 1960- Present at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2014), which will travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, and Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. In 2014, he participated as a resident artist at Sarah Elson’s Launch Pad in London. He is an Associate Professor at the California College of Arts in Oakland and San Francisco. His work is included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Rubell Family Collection. 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.