Josh Brand

 ( 1980, Elkhorn, US)

Lives and works in New York, US

2002 BFA The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
Josh Brand consistently employs what he describes as a “habit of printing.” Since building his own darkroom in his basement as a teenager, he has constructed photographic images using collage, light, and shadow.. Often omitting the use of a camera entirely, Brand breaks against the conventional idea of photography as a means of documentation. In an interview he proposed that photography is “a model for a way of representing perception, or sort of a metaphor for perception on a broad sense where it’s kind of like memories shifting around that don’t necessarily have a logical connection, but there’s also a continuity becoming part of one experience, or potentially part of an experience where they make their own world together”. His work, like those of contemporaries such as Liz Deschenes, Markus Amm, and Wolfgang Tillmans recall the pictures group of the ’70s and ’80s. While one may easily get caught up speculating on the process by which Brand produces his images, there is much more to consider facing the work directly. Innovative chromophilia within the layers of color gradients, realistic photographs, slashes, brushstrokes, and hazy mark-making leave much to contemplate beyond process.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019

Josh Brand and Ruth Laskey, Adrian Rosenfeld, San Francisco, US

Peace Being, Herald St, London, UK
Bianca beck and Josh Brand, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, US

Face, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP

Nature, Herald St, London, UK

Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, JP
Herald St, ABC Berlin, Berlin, DE

Herald St, London, UK Statements, Art Basel, Basel, CH

Herald St, Liste 08 (with Brian Moran), Basel, CH

White Columns, New York, US

What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, US

Alexandra Bircken, Josh Brand, Matthew Darbyshire, Michael Dean, Cary Kwok, Amalia Pica, Nicole Wermers, Herald St | Museum St, London, UK

Double Take, Drawing Room, London, UK

Process Priority, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, US
Never Enough: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, US
NO GROUND BUT SAY GROUND, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY Personal Space, Essex Flowers, New York, US

Museum of Modern Art and Western Antiquities Department of Light Recordings Section IV: Lens Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, FR
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, US
Rock Art & the X-ray Style, 425 Oceanview Ave, Brooklyn, US

Printed, Mai 36, Zurich, CH Why not live for Art?, Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, Tokyo, JP

2011 Vision is elastic. Thought is elastic, curated by Moyra Davey & Zoe Leonard, Murray Guy, New York, US
Update, White Columns, New York, US
Harvest Moon, 425 Oceanview Ave, Brooklyn, US
Voyage around my room, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, IT

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US (cat)
Grange Prize for Contemporary Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US
I live my thoughts, Laurel Gitlen, New York, US

La Preuve Concrete, curated by Bettina Klein, CEAAC, Strasbourg, FR
Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practice, curated by Amie Scally, Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York, US (cat)
Rich Aldrich, Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, ES
Collection of…, White Columns, New York, US
Strip Stripe, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, US
A Twilight Art, Harris Lieberman, New York, US
Summer Show, curated by Cristina Delgado, Galerie Lelong, New York, US

Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane Campbell, Chicago, US
The Possible Document, Herald St, London, UK

Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, US

The Obscure and The Illuminated, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, US

The Art of the Hurrays / Skeksis Head, Harris Lieberman, New York, US

Hurray, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, US (solo)
Surfing the Surface, Galleria Paolo Bonzano, Rome, IT (solo)
Bring the War Home, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, US; QED, Los Angeles, US
The Fact, Abstract Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, US

Hurray, Project Room, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, US (solo)