As the son of a contemporary abstract painter from New York’s Hudson valley, Joshua Avery Webster has been involved with art and artists throughout his life. Webster's own work as an artist, however, began later in life, after he had already established himself as an architect and graphic designer. Drawing on his professional background and inspired by the work of the mid-century color field artists, Webster’s work explores the interplay of form, color, and texture on the canvas. He aims to create novel visual experiences that evoke excitement and emotion for their viewers without straying from the language of abstraction. Webster has shown his work at Manhattan House, among others, and has a number of works in private collections. He currently lives and works in Jersey City.

Gathering strength from his color field foundations, Joshua Avery Webster seamlessly merges pigment and texture. His attention to layering heightens his affinity for color. In his most recent work, Webster has been experimenting more with loose gestures and multidimensionality.


EDUCATION

December 2006
Pratt Institute, NY, NY
MS Communications Design

July 2004
Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA
Master of Architecture I

January—May 2004
School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
Courses in Typography and Graphic Design

May 2001
Tulane University School of Architecture, New York, NY
Bachelor of Architecture

March—July 2000
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Semester abroad in architecture


EXHIBITIONS

2013
Recent Travels, Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC (Solo)
Manhattan House, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Eighteen Squared, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY

2012
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Manhattan House, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Eighteen Squared, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY

2011
Manhattan House with Celerie Kemble, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Manhattan House, Group Show, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC (Solo)
Eighteen Squared, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada
Spirit Of Winter, Adele Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC
The Holiday Show, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
A Modern Manhattan Salon, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Full Circle, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Warer Mill, NY

2010
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Manhattan House Salon with Celerie Kemble, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Winter Paintings, Illuminated Metropolis Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
White, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Solo)
Objects of Desire, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB (Solo)
Review/Preview, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Pocket Calls to Nature, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
Illuminated Metropolis Group Show, Marian Spore, Brooklyn, NY
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Homecoming, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB

2009
Recent Paintings, Hollander York Gallery, Toronto, ON (Solo)
The Art of Collecting, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY (Solo)
August Selections, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Holiday Miniatures, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
Sixteen Squared, Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg, MB
Joy of Winter, Adele-Campbell, Whistler, BC

2008
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY (photography)
July Exhibit, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Holiday Miniatures, Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK
Lake O'Hara, Jenkins Showler Gallery, White Rock, BC

2007
The Pratt Show, Manhattan Center, New York, NY (graphic design)
Halcyon Days, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Clear Blue Sky, Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY

2006
The Pratt Show, Manhattan Center, New York, NY (graphic design)



LECTURES

Lawrence Traveling Fellowship and Lecture, Tulane University 2000-2001