Nov 20 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The MFA in Applied Craft + Design and Visual Studies programs iare excited to welcome Josh Faught to present a public lecture on his work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Josh Faught’s practice combines textiles, pop cultural detritus, and archival materials to address the relationships between language, community, and constructions of identity. Recent solo museum exhibitions include a site-specific installation at the Neptune Society Columbarium as part of the SFMoMA SECA Art Award Exhibition (2013); the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2013); and the Seattle Art Museum in conjunction with the Betty Bowen Award (2009). Solo exhibitions also include Koppe Astner Gallery, Glasgow (2019 and 2014); and Lisa Cooley, New York (2010, 2012, and 2014). His work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions, including at the New Museum, New York (2017); Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota (2018) Sadie Coles HQ, London (2018); the Saatchi Gallery (2018); the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2014); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2014). In 2017, Faught also produced a site-specific work for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, commissioned by Western Bridge. Faught is the recipient of the 2009 Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award, the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, the 2012 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award (SECA), the 2016 Artadia Award, and the 2016 Eureka Award from the Fleishhacker Foundation. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, among others. Faught’s work was also featured in the recent anthology, Vitamin T, published by Phaidon in 2019. Faught is an Associate Professor and Chair of Textiles at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland.
Free and open to the public.
Image Info: Off-Nite, 2018 Hand dyed, hand woven hemp, cotton, and gold lamé, indigo, socks that have lost their pair, a reproduction of “The Hobby Directory,” a collage made on paper pulped from correspondences with the California Tax Board, spilled paint can (resin), denim, and back issue of After Dark on powder coated steel.