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Joshua Hagler

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Golgotha, 2008-09 Oil on Canvas 72 X 108 In. © Joshua Hagler
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Evangelist 3, 2010 Digital 3D Model, Acrylic, Oil on Inkjet Print on Canvas 48 X 61.5 In. © Joshua Hagler
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The only hero for me is he with the singular task, that Fireman of Malta, who fights the constant condition, Fire, and always loses, always expects to lose, knows the inevitability of loss, and yet elects to fight on knowing, 2009 Oil on Canvas © Courtesy of Frey Norris Gallery, SF
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Following a final rescue attempt from the Mausoleum of Human Insignificance, Reductio ad Absurdum, 2009 Oil on Canvas © Courtesy of Frey Norris Gallery, SF
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Tidal, 2009 Chair, Plaster, Fabric, Polymer Clay, Wood, Silicone, Spray Paint, Latex House Paint, Acrylic, Starched Dress, Rope, PVC, Florescent Lights, Moths, Glass © Courtesy of Frey Norris Gallery, SF
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Dog Upon the Leveret (The Succession of Hunger from Sorrow), 2009 Oil on Canvas © Courtesy of Frey Norris Gallery, SF
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The Mind Recedes the Blood is Wise the Soundless Mouth is Open, 2009 Digital 3-D Model/oil on Canvas 78" X 110" © Joshua Hagler
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Ancestor 4, 2010 Pfaugler Print 8 1/2" X 11" © Joshua Hagler, George Pfau
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Ancestor 4, 2010 Pfaugler Print 8 1/2" X 11" © Joshua Hagler, George Pfau
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The Mind Recedes the Blood is Wise the Soundless Mouth is Open, 2009 3D Digital Collage and Oil on Canvas 78" X 112" © Joshua Hagler
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Trial of Hags the Dancing Clown, 2009 Oil on Canvas 77" X 96" © Joshua Hagler
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Trial of Hags the Dancing Clown, 2009 Oil on Canvas 72" X 96" © Courtesy of 101/exhibit
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"If It's Not Love then It's the Bomb that will Bring Us Together", 2011 Oil on Canvas 83 X 53 In. (211 X 152 Cm) © Joshua Hagler
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Breathing into her mouth it gave the impression that she was breathing, but it was just her lungs rejecting my breath., 2011 Oil on Canvas 18 X 24 In. (45.75 X 61cm) © Joshua Hagler
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My friend Funny Face appears laughing in the background of every touching story about a nick-of-time rescue or overcoming diseases. He says that inside every religious man you’ll find an Apopheniac. He would have you believe that for him a mirror gives , 2001 Oil on Canvas 83 X 53 In. (211 X 134.5 Cm) © Joshua Hagler
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Followed © Courtesy of the artist and 101/exhibit
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The Birth (in three acts) , 2011 Digital 3D Models, Inkjet Print on Canvas, Oil, Silicone, Collage on Canvas With Steel Frames 80 X 126 in 203 X 320 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Frey Norris Gallery
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And then later that night, you were lying, looking up at the ceiling and the water in your head was not dissimilar from the landscape, and you think to yourself, ‘why is it that the landscape is moving but the boat is still?, 2014 Oil on Canvas 48” X 36” © Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Fischer Gallery
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What Plays Dead Lies Breathing Beneath Rocks or Between Winds, 2015 Mixed Media on Canvas 60 X 72 Inches © Courtesy of the artist
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Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Frey Norris Gallery
Statement


Education
2002 BFA, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2010
Title TBA, Galerie Raphael 12, Frankfurt, Germany

2009
72 Virgins to Die For, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008
The Art of The Boy Who Made Silence, A. Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
Bring Us Rapture, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009
Title TBA, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
Title TBA, Galerie Raphael 12, Frankfurt
Art-Interview International Competition Exhibition, Berlin
Delineations, Ad Hoc Gallery, New York, NY

2008
30 under 30, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Pop Subversion, Ad Hoc Gallery, New York, NY
Behemoth, featuring Joshua Hagler and Mike Ritch, Reaves Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Close Calls, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausolito, CA

2007
Selections 2007, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Little Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Back Room, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Faithfully, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Your Gallery, in association with The Saatchi Gallery, The Guardian Gallery, London, England
RaiseUp, St. Petersburg, FL, ADM Project Gallery, Hollywood, CA, Omy Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Bay 2 LA, Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fourteen Hills, Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2005
Word of Mouth, Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA
ArtSFest, San Francisco Center for Design Galleria, San Francisco, CA

2004
Kitchen Sink Magazine Anniversary, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
Culprit Research Project, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Perspective, Museum of Contemporary Art at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
Kitchen Sink Magazine Release, The Lab Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lost Causes, featuring the work of Blaine Fontana, Matthew Bourque and Joshua Hagler, Urban Earth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
The Medium is the Massage, Triestman Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
BFA Show, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Head First and Luminous, featuring the work of Albert Hardin and Joshua Hagler, Carbonbase Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Selected Awards & Honors
2008 Wildgift Movement Grant, Los Angeles, CA
2008 University of Arizona Young Alumni Award, Tucson, AZ
2007 Second place winner in ArtInterview.com international juried competition
2007 Work chosen for Artspan's Biennial Selections 2007, San Francisco, CA
2007 Finalist, Headlands Center for the Arts Tournesol Award, Sausolito, CA
2006 Selected to exhibit in The UK Guardian's Your Gallery Exhibition, in association with the Saatchi Gallery. Cited by critic Jonathan Jones as favorite artist of the contest.
2006 Xeric Foundation Grant, MA
2005 San Francisco Bay Area Emerging Artist Award Nomination, San Francisco Center for Design Galleria, ArtSFest, San Francisco, CA
2002 Judge's Choice Award, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona Museum of Fine Art, BFA Show, Tucson, AZ

Special Projects and Experiences
2006-2008 Author and illustrator of the graphic novel The Boy Who Made Silence

Selected Press
2008
5 Squared, interview by Layla Lyne-Winkler, Issue 2, Plastic Antinomy Magazine, Oakland, CA
Behemoth, review by Ari Messer, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, CA

2007
Art Space Talk: Joshua Hagler, interview, My Art Space, www.myartspace.com
Art Online, interview, The Australian Art Market Report, Issue 23, Australia
Interview with Joshua Hagler, The Extra Finger, theextrafinger.blogspot.com

2006
Alive and Clicking, Jonathan Jones, The UK Guardian, London, England
Special Report, The UK Guardian, London, England
The Winners Area, Gen Art Pulse, www.genartpulse.com
Exhibitions on the Horizon, San Francisco Arts and Lit, San Francisco, CA
RaiseUp Art Book Vol. 2, RaiseUp Publications, Canada

2005
Artwork featured in Fourteen Hills Literary Journal, vol. 12 no.1, San Francisco, CA Painting featured in Dirt: A Journal of Contemporary Arts and Literature, vol. 1, New York, NY
Portfolio featured in Brain Zone Magazine, Issue 3, Italy

Selected Public Collections
Triestman Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ