Joshua moved to Portland Oregon in 2005, helping to establish the Suite B artists collective studio and experimental living space space. He has exhibited and performed at a variety of venues in the Midwest and Portland such as the Detroit Art Space, Fontanelle Gallery, Nationalle, PICA, Hall Gallery, Valentines, Palace, Worksound Gallery, Stumptown Coffee and others. His 2009 show at Fontanelle Gallery with Midori Hirose was voted Best Group Show by Portlandart.net. While living in Portland he has worked as an Residential Trainer as well as art instructor for adults with developmental disabilites. In 2011 he collaborated with homeless youth on a large scale mural project "Billions and Billions of People" designed by artists Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson. His illustrated work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Yeti Magazine, Tom Tom, and Punk Planet. He has published one book, several zines, and is currently the editor and chief of Free Spirit News, a free local community comic and joke paper.
Joshua will be a Shared Space artist-in-residence from July 16-29, and will lecture on his work July 29th at 7pm. During his residency he plans to compile and publish a local edition of Free Spirit News, and he is looking for submissions of all types:
"Free Spirit News: Michigan Edition, will be a short run edition of Free Spirit created entirely in Michigan in conjuction with my residency at Shared Space. Michigan is my home, where I spent the first twenty three years of my life. Michigan has its own uniquely independent, vibrant and defiant culture and spirit, one which I feel has shaped much of my own approach to art and life. It is my hope that in some way, Free Spirit: Michigan Edition can embody some of that spirit. The paper will serve both as my personal drawing diary and travel log and well providing an opportunity for local artists, writers, doodlers, jokers, weirdos ect. from the Pentwater community and beyond to participate and find each other. Free Spirit News: Michigan Edition, will be distributed around the state of Michigan, as well as in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Zurich, Stockholm and beyond. "