• Group Show: Prints from Campus: Selections from Faculty Teaching in New England

    Group Show: Prints from Campus: Selections from Faculty Teaching in New England

    Prints from Campus: Selections from Faculty Teaching in New England
    In conjunction with the North American Print Biennial and the 11th Boston Printmakers Student Print Exhibition, the Danforth Art Museum is excited to host an exhibition of work by printmaking faculty across New England. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking. "Prints From Campus" will be on view at the Danforth from October 26 - December 15.

  • Group Show: Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial

    Group Show: Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial

    THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS 2019 NORTH AMERICAN PRINT BIENNIAL
    Joshua's piece, Sweat Test, was selected to be included in the 2019 exhibition by Shelley R. Langdale, Park Family Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and President of the Print Council of America. The Boston Printmakers received 1,701 entries from which 111 works were accepted for the exhibition.

    Photo Gallery of the 2019 Biennial
    Catalog of the exhibition

  • Group Show: BIG INK at the Morean Arts Center

    Group Show: BIG INK at the Morean Arts Center


    BIG INK at the Morean Arts Center
    719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    September 26-29, 2019

    In conjunction with BIG INK’s workshop on September 28-29, the Morean is hosting an exhibition of large scale woodblock prints from the BIG INK archive.

  • Workshop: Out of the Shadows Printmaking Workshop with RAW Art Works

    Workshop: Out of the Shadows Printmaking Workshop with RAW Art Works

    RAW Art Works Printmaking Workshop at Boston University
    2019

    “Out of the Shadows” was a 2-part opportunity for art-driven teens from RAW Art Works who are interested in college-level art. This workshop combined hand-drawn imagery, collage, photography, and pronto plate lithography. Beginning with the elements of portraiture and collage, we explored ways in which artists of the 20th and 21st centuries have investigated the nature of identity and imaging identity. Inspired by these historical and contemporary precedents, we used process, color and risk-taking to make self-portraits. RAW students and faculty then visited the Print Studio at Boston University to work with Josh Brennan, alongside Marc Schepens. After a talk on the history of printmaking and a technical demonstration, students made countless fine art impressions from the materials they prepared.

  • Iron Printmaker 7 Competition at MassArt

    Iron Printmaker 7 Competition at MassArt

    The Boston University team "The Levigators" take First Place and take also take home the Golden Glove of Cleanliness at the 7th Annual Iron Printmaker Competition!
    MassArt College Print Studio, Boston, MA
    2019

  • Group Show: Open to Interpretation

    Group Show: Open to Interpretation

    Group Show: Open to Interpretation
    The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
    www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/exhibiti…

    Smoking While Biking (pictured above) will be on view from Nov. 9th - Jan. 12th, 2018.

  • Workshop: %Elements and Alchemy% Printmaking Workshop with RAW Art Works

    Workshop: %Elements and Alchemy% Printmaking Workshop with RAW Art Works

    RAW Art Works Printmaking Workshop at Boston University
    Part I: 3/1/2018 and Part II: 3/10/2018

    “Elements and Alchemy” was a 2-part workshop combining hand-drawn images, collage, the found and the readymade, and pronto plate lithography. Beginning with the elements of portraiture, pattern, and text, students from RAW Art Works explored the alchemical possibilities of image-making through process, color translation and collaboration. Marc Schepens Lecturer in Art, Painting, at Boston University visited RAW and worked with students to produce matrices in portrait, pattern and text-based imagery. For inspiration and contextualization, students viewed the work of Durer, Rauschenberg, Hockney, Mickalane Thomas, Tshchabalala Self, Nina Chanel Abney, and others. RAW students and faculty then visited the Print Studio at Boston University to work with Josh Brennan, alongside Marc Schepens. After a talk on the history of printmaking and a technical demonstration, students made countless fine art impressions from the materials they prepared.

  • Group Show: 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition

    Group Show: 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition

    Group Show: 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition
    Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

    www.manhattangraphicscenter.org/mini-pr…

    Joshua received a PURCHASE AWARD for his mini print Wall as Window Fragment No.10, pictured above! Two additional lasergravure woodcuts (Corner Heap, Somerville and Two Muses No. 5 (Sun on the Couch) were also included in the exhibition.

  • Group Show: Unveiled

    Group Show: Unveiled

    Unveiled: Drawing Project
    HallSpace Gallery, Dorchester, MA

    www.hallspace.org/

    Two mixed media print/drawings, "Names of them All" and "Rings Hollow" (pictured above) will be on view from September 2th – October 7th, 2017.

  • Video: Instructor Joshua Brennan on BU Summer Studios Printmaking

    Video: Instructor Joshua Brennan on BU Summer Studios Printmaking
  • Iron Printmaker 6 Competition at MassArt

    Iron Printmaker 6 Competition at MassArt

    The BU Levigatoes took Second Place at the 6th Annual Iron Printmaker Competition
    2018

  • Visiting Artist: Westford Academy

    Visiting Artist: Westford Academy

    Visiting Artist: Lecture and Workshop
    2017 Westford Academy, Westford MA

    Prints featured above were made during the "Incidental Beauty" workshop. Students printed their linocut blocks in various colors on top of Joshua's inkjet photographs while exploring incidental beauty and chance-based abstraction.

  • Artist Assistant for Diane Victor

    Artist Assistant for Diane Victor

    Joshua made this video of Artist Diane Victor working in the Boston University Print Studio on March, 30 2017. Diane gave students and faculty a demonstration of her smoke drawing technique. A truly captivating process to witness, it is rooted in both drawing and printmaking techniques. Click here for the video!

  • BIG INK at Shepard Studios in Boston

    BIG INK at Shepard Studios in Boston

    Big Ink – Cuddle Pile – Available for sale
    2017

    Joshua participated in a large scale woodblock printing event with BIG INK at Shepard Studios in Boston. This organized network of creative thinkers focused on carving, printing, and promoting large scale woodcuts.

  • Group Show: Silber Way Exhibition

    Group Show: Silber Way Exhibition

    Group Show: Boston University Arts Initiative Silber Way Exhibition
    SIlber Way Building, Boston University

    "Old Friend," a mixed media painting, will be on view from July 1st, 2017 – May 1st, 2018 as part of the Silber Way Exhibition.

  • In Residence Project

    In Residence Project

    In Residence

    In Residence is an effort created in reaction to today’s political and social climate. In Residence exists as an online store featuring works of art, the profit of which is donated to a charity or organization of the artist’s choice. This initiative serves as a method of activism to empower both the artist and the consumer. Through the model of In Residence, the artist has the opportunity to highlight and donate to an important cause, while the consumer can both support a cause in need and acquire an artwork that will forever serve as a reminder of lifelong activism. All artistic works involved in this project strive to share the personal experiences of the artist and promote art as a catalyst for change. The administrators of this project are Rebecca Ness and Sophia Richardson.

  • Group Show: Atlanta Print Biennial

    Group Show: Atlanta Print Biennial

    2017 Atlanta Print Biennial

    Joshua Brennan’s hand-carved and laser-engraved woodblock print, “Post-Merger: Copenhagen Reduction” was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Atlanta Print Biennial. 73 prints were chosen from 787 entries. This exhibition is organized by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and will be on display at Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the vibrant Westside District of Midtown Atlanta. The Biennial was juried by 2017 SGC International Printmaker Emeritus Awardee Sydney Cross.

    www.kailinart.com/atlanta-print-biennia…
    Press Release
    Atlanta Printmakers Studio
    Kai Lin Art

  • Solo Exhibition: Joshua Brennan: Sample the Remix

    Solo Exhibition: Joshua Brennan: Sample the Remix

    Solo Exhibition Sample the Remix
    The Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery
    Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
    February 6th - March 7th, 2017
    Reception: Monday, Feb. 6, 2:30-4 p.m. / Artist Talk at 3 p.m.
    Exhibition Slideshow
    Show Announcment

    Paintings from the Remixes and Samples series were made using post-consumer waste as both a mark-making material and a surface to develop imagery on. Canvas-like fragments were cut from large large-scale inkjet vinyl billboards and “mis-tint paints,” which are pre-mixed colors rejected by picky homeowners, were used to execute the painterly additions. These paintings are not framed or stretched on traditional wooden supports. Instead, they are mounted directly to the gallery walls with gold plated staples that puncture the top margins of the pictorial space. Left to hang under their own weight, they eventually sag. This presentation enhances the heavy-walled vinyl characteristics; imperfect borders, tears, and folds become more pronounced. The presence of gold-plated staples brings a highbrow quality to the fairly lowbrow materials.

    The printed imagery (in this case, a “work from home” ad) is embraced, like a stage to perform on and react against. Viewed at a distance, different marks – printed pixels and painterly – vibrato synch up. Upon closer examination, the two surfaces retain their distinct qualities. There is a Hoffmanesque “push and pull” – except it is between digital and analog layers of information. Partly a dream of modernism, but also a partially defaced or vandalized appropriation – these hybrid objects no longer communicate a coherent message. They are now spaces to ponder the past, present, and future.

  • Webster Art Project

    Webster Art Project

    Webster Art Project
    Joshua Brennan's painting, "For an Administration Somewhere," is on display at Webster & Company located in the Boston Design Center and is included in the Webster Art Project.

  • Steam Roller Printing outside the Davis Museum at Wellesley College 2016

    Steam Roller Printing outside the Davis Museum at Wellesley College 2016

    Click here for a time-lapse video of the event!
    This time-lapse video captures the event on the ground and a cool top-down view from the heights of the Davis Museum! Joshua received a Visiting Artist Honorarium from Wellesley College for his participation in this event.

  • Group Show: School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

    Group Show: School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

    Locavore installation shown at 808 Gallery in Boston
    The 2015 School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition presents the work of over 30 artists who currently teach at the university in the areas of painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, printmaking, and photography. The exhibition features a wide range of visual practices, spanning all genres and media. The exhibition is held as part of CFA’s 60th-anniversary programming. January 30–March 1, 2015.

    808 Gallery – Boston, MA

  • Steam Roller Printing outside the Davis Museum at Wellesley College – 2015

    Steam Roller Printing outside the Davis Museum at Wellesley College – 2015
  • ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE CENTERFOLD

    ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE CENTERFOLD

    ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE CENTERFOLD WINNER
    Joshua won the Artscope 46, September/October 2013 centerfold competition for Forced Pano Error No. 15.

    Artscope Magazine New England's Culture Magazine

  • Digital Luminaries Portfolio and Exhibition

    Digital Luminaries Portfolio and Exhibition

    Digital Luminaries: Portfolio Exhibition
    41st Annual SGC International Conference – Print:MKE
    University of Wisconsin PSOA Kenilworth Square East, Milwaukee, WI
    Curators: Deborah Cornell and Joshua Brennan

    As printmaking transforms and absorbs new elements of form and expression, new communities with like interests form within the vibrant contemporary print community. Digital expressions now permeate the field and are used within and among our respected traditional forms. “Making” in the digital print media requires artists continually to shift between the lighted screen and the printed page. Digital expressions constitute a specific vernacular within the language of printmaking as the digital print idiom combines pigment with images in light, images that embody immateriality and a transformation of form. In keeping with the idea of illumination, the works in this portfolio will hover between pigment and light. Printed on transparency film, they will be exhibited suspended in the open. Many print artists – “digital luminaries” – have developed and expanded our understanding of the making of these new means for printmaking, and new artists are appearing to extend these efforts. This portfolio seeks to focus and enlarge the community of digital print artists by presenting the works of established artists (for whom digital means are central to their work in print) along with artists who are now defining or redefining their concept of medium, using the potential of digital process to expand - and sometimes define - their visual content.

    Conference Program

  • Artist Assistant for Ibrahim Miranda Workshop

    Artist Assistant for Ibrahim Miranda Workshop

    Artist Assistant for Ibrahim Miranda
    Printmaking workshop sponsored by The Boston Printmakers
    Boston University, School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA
    2013

    The workshop theme was Transformation/Flight, and Miranda worked with students in relief printing techniques he developed in Havana – and incorporated mixed media, hand-coloring, printing on fabric. The 15 student prints were mounted for an exhibition and assembled into portfolios for each of the participating schools, including MassArt, Boston University, School of the Museum of Fine Art and Lesley University.

  • Edition Printer and Artist Assistant for Colbert Mashile

    Edition Printer and Artist Assistant for Colbert Mashile

    Edition Printer and Artist Assistant – Colbert Mashile
    Boston University Print Project in conjunction with World Aids Day Boston, MA

    Artist Colbert Mashile made two new editioned linocut prints that draw upon his deep connection to rural life in South Africa. Utilizing black and white qualities of linoleum printing, Mashile imagery tells dramatic stories of the human condition currently facing South Africa. These prints, including one with hand color additions in watercolor, were auctioned off for charity as part of Boston Universities World Aids Day Event. Mashile was a visiting artist during his time preparing for a solo exhibition at Sherman Gallery, titled Colbert Mashile: Not Yet

  • Artist Assistant for Enrique Chagoya

    Artist Assistant for Enrique Chagoya

    Artist Assistant – Enrique Chagoya
    Boston University Print Project. Boston, MA
    2011 and 2012

    Contemporary Perspectives Lecture: Enrique Chagoya V
    Drawing from his experiences living in Mexico and the U.S., Enrique Chagoya juxtaposes secular, popular, and religious symbols through his painting, drawing, and printmaking to address the ongoing cultural clashes in the world. Professor Chagoya heads the painting program at Stanford University, and has work in the collections of major museums throughout the country, and has been shown nationally and internationally.

    In addition to this public lecture, Chagoya will also participate in critiques of student work and will create a small suite of prints based on Goya’s The Disasters of War in BU’s printmaking studios during his brief residency at the BU School of Visual Arts.

  • Artist Assistant for Sister Sheila Flynn

    Artist Assistant for Sister Sheila Flynn

    Artist Assistant – Sister Sheila Flynn
    2012

  • Silkscreen Printer for VENETIAN, ATMOSPHERIC

    Silkscreen Printer for VENETIAN, ATMOSPHERIC

    While studying at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Joshua printed a 2-color, oil-based silkscreen poster for Tobias Putrih's VENETIAN, ATMOSPHERIC, which represented the Slovenian Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

  • Assistant Curator for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside National Small Print Exhibition

    Assistant Curator for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside National Small Print Exhibition

    Joshua was an Assistant Curator for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside National Small Print Exhibition from 2001-2005. An image of Joshua wiping a collagraph plate was also featured on the catalog cover for the 2005 exhibition.

    Founded in 1987 by Doug DeVinny, Professor Emeritus of Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Parkside National Small Print Exhibition has regularly exhibited small-format original prints from artists nationwide for three decades. One of the longest-running shows of its kind in the Midwest, the exhibition began as an annual exhibition in the Communication Arts Gallery (now the Mathis Gallery) before moving to a biennial exhibition format in the Fine Arts Gallery of the newly-built Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities in 2013.
    Catalogs from 1987-2003
    Catalogs from 2005-2015