Joshua Saunders - CV + Bio

Joshua Saunders (born 1981, Salina, Kansas) spent his youth in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before earning a BFA at the University of Texas, Austin (2013.) He currently is an MFA candidate at the University of California, San Diego (2017) and has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner (2016) and CoLab, Austin (2009 & 2014). Saunders’ work has been included in group shows at Lux Art Institute (2015), UNTITLED (with Steve Turner) at Miami Beach (2016), and CMYK at Steve Turner (2017).


Born 1981
Lives and works in San Diego

Education

2013
BFA, University of Texas, Austin

2017
MFA, University of California, San Diego

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Rock Candy, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
 2014 Kind of Blue, CoLab, Austin

2014
Kind of Blue, CoLab, Austin

2013
Re-Objectified, Do-Right Hall, Marfa
 2012 Crip/Blood, Domy Books, Austin

2012
Crip/Blood, Domy Books, Austin

2011
Objectification, Big Medium, Austin
Psuedo-Masochism, Wurhaus, Austin

2010
Wizard Sleeve, Birdhouse Gallery, Austin

2009
Hanged Man, CoLab, Austin
Gluey Vuitton, Birdhouse Gallery, Austin

Selected Group Shows

2017
Code Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen (upcoming)
Art Brussels (with Steve Turner) (upcoming)
Miart (with Steve Turner), Milan (upcoming)
CMYK, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2016
UNTITLED (with Steve Turner), Miami Beach
Object Type, UCSD SME Gallery, San Diego (Curated by Monique van Genderen and Kim MacConnel)

2015
Creative Nights, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas (Curated by Mike Whiting)

2014
Cherry on Topless, Topless Gallery, Rockaway, New York (Curated by Brent Birnbaum and Jenni Crain) 

Fun for Summer, Entwine, New York (Curated by Alison Kuo and CoWorker projects)

2013
Tragic Songs From The Grassy Knoll,  Dallas (Curated by Bruce Lee Webb)
Fall Risk, Eleven Seventeen Garland, Austin (Lance Letscher, Joshua Saunders)

2012
Juvenile Intention Center, Conduit Gallery, Dallas  (Fahamu Pecou/ Stephen Lapthisophon/Joshua Saunders)
More Awkward Then Heavy, Up Collective, Austin  (Curated by INK Tank  Collective)
Teenage Wasteland, CoLab, Austin  (Curated by Julia Hungerford)

2011
Monster Show #6, Domy Books, Austin  (Curated by Russell Etchen, Alison Kuo, Travis Kent)
Swallow, 1400 Cedar, Austin (Curated by Jen Daly)
Gun and Knife Show, Cental Trak, University of Texas, Dallas  (Curated by Heyd Fontenot)

2010
Monster Show #5, Domy Books, Austin  (Curated by Russell Etchen, Alison Kuo)
Texas Crude, CoLab, Austin (Curated by Matt Winters)
Pretend You Are Rich, Austin (Curated by J. Haley)
Up to Something, Bay Six Gallery, Austin

2009
Silent Night, Birdhouse Gallery, Austin (Curated by Kevin Foote)
Monster Show #4, Domy Books, Austin (Curated by Russell Etchen, Alison Kuo)
Teeny Tiny Diorama Zoo, CoLab, Austin (Curated by Amanda Jones)
Death Is Not The End, Holly Street Compound, Austin (Curated by Bill Jeffery)

Awards

2012
Artfagcity’s Rob Pruitt Awards: Best Use of Genitalia: February 2012
Austin Critics Table Awards: Work of Art:  Independent or Public Project, Nominee May 2012

Bibliography

2013
Campbell, Andy. “Top 10 Visual Arts of 2012,” Austin Chronicle, January 4
Frank, Priscilla. “George Bush Art Gagosian Bound? Internet Prank Had Us Worried For A Second,” The Huffington Post, March 26

2012
Chan, Tracie, “Joshua Saunders: Crip/Blood,” Austinist, January 13
Campbell, Andy, “‘Joshua Saunders: Crip/Blood’,” Austin Chronicle, February 17
Frank, Priscilla, “The 10 Best Art Pranks In History,” The Huffington Post, April 1
Geha, Katie, “Eleven Seventeen Garland,” Glasstire Texas, August 31

2011
van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, “A little take on Marfa’s culture clash.” Austin 360, October 26

2010
Franco, Josh, “”INTERVIEW: Joshua Saunders with Josh T. Franco,” zing magazine, July 27
Nelson, Austin, “Misinform: Joshua Saunders Interpreted,” Cantanker Magazine, Summer 2010