Joshua T Thomen Takahashi
joshuathomen@protonmail.com

Living and working in the Greater Los Ángeles Area, CA (unceded Tongva, Kizh, and Acjachemen land)

education
2024    MFA in Art, University of California, Irvine, CA (in progress)
2019    BFA in Sculpture/4D, California State University, Long Beach, CA

solo exhibitions
2019    You can always meet me on the dance floor, Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2018    Hypervisible, Invisible, Marilyn Werby Gallery, California State University, Long Beach, CA

group exhibitions
2022    Paper Works, Catalyst Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA
            Can you hear me ok?, LA Artcore, Los Ángeles, CA
2021    I Shot an Arrow, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
            Borderline, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
2019    Dead Man's Party, Max L. Gatov Gallery East, California State University, Long Beach, CA
            Insights 2019, Kleefeld Contemporary, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2018    Seashell Aesthetics, Human Resources LA, Los Ángeles, CA
            Take Back the House Fundraiser, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Ángeles, CA
            Insights 2018, Kleefeld Contemporary, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2017    See/Saw, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

teaching and lectures
2022    Co-teaching Assistant, Art in Context with Jennifer Bornstein and Monica Majoli, University of California, Irvine, CA (forthcoming)
            Guest Lecturer, Visual Culture with Joseph Lewis, University of California, Irvine, CA
            Co-teaching Assistant, Visual Culture with Joseph Lewis, University of California, Irvine, CA
            Co-teaching Assistant, Art, Design, and Electronic Culture with Kelly Donahey, University of California, Irvine, CA
            Co-teaching Assistant, Changing Creativity with David Trend, University of California, Irvine, CA
            Teaching Assistant, Basic Sculpture with Tarik Garrett, University of California, Irvine, CA
2021    Visiting Artist Lecturer, Advanced Sculpture Critique with Bryan Crockett, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2020    Guest Critic, Studio Critique I with Dulce Soledad Ibarra, University of Southern California, Los Ángeles, CA
            Emerging Artist Presenter, Textile Slam, Textile Arts LA, Los Ángeles, CA
​2018    Guest Critic, Fiber Sculpture with Lesley Kice Nishigawara, California State University, Long Beach, CA
            Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship, Public Programs, Craft Contemporary, Los Ángeles, CA

public programs
2019    Otra Tropa Herb-J, co-organized with Dulce Soledad Ibarra and in collaboration with Michael Parker’s Steam Egg, Craft Contemporary, Los Ángeles, CA

residencies
2020    TAM Forum, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

grants and honors
2021    Artist COVID Relief Grant, Arts Council for Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2020    LACE Lightning Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Los Ángeles, CA
            COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant For Artists, Feminist Center for Creative Work, Los Ángeles, CA

publications
2022    Caustic Frolic, “Make Believe.” XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement, New York University, Fall 2021
2021    Farhadikia, Mahsa, “Against Categorization.” Angels Gate Cultural Center, 22 January 2021




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