Joshua Nathanson (b. 1976, Washington, D.C., lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY and his MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. During his undergraduate and graduate years, he studied under Mike Kelley, Christopher Williams, Liz Larner, Haim Steinbach, and Marilyn Minter. He has held solo exhibitions at Downs and Ross, New York; Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy; Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan and at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. Other venues which have recently hosted Nathanson’s work include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Yuz Musuem, Shanghai, China; Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK; Yokohama Museum, Yokohama, Japan; ARNDT, Singapore and 356 S. Mission, Los Angeles, CA. Nathanson has a forthcoming solo exhibition at VSF in 2018.
Nathanson’s work has been written about in Frieze Magazine and Artforum and is part of the permanent collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China.