Joshua Avery Webster

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

2018
Color My World, Dragonette Limited, West Hollywood, CA

2017
Southern Style Now Showhouse, Savanah, GA (Presented by Traditional Home, Designed by MA Allen Interiors, Art Courtesy of Voltz Clarke Gallery), 
Veronica Beard (Art Courtesy of Voltz Clarke Gallery), New York, NY

2016
MILLY (Art Courtesy of Voltz Clarke Gallery), New York, NY

2015
Different Strokes (with Sara Genn), Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY 

2013
Manhattan House, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY

2012
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Manhattan House, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
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
A Modern Manhattan Salon, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY

2010
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Manhattan House Salon with Celerie Kemble, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY
Armory Tour, Voltz Clarke, New York, NY

2009
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

2008
Sotheby’s EAS, Sotheby’s, New York, NY (photography)

2007
The Pratt Show, Manhattan Center, New York, NY (graphic design)

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


Publications
“In My Bag,” Virtuoso Life Magazine, July/August 2018
“Blank Canvas,” Hamptons, July 2015
“Artist Spotlight Series: Joshua Avery Webster,” The English Room, March 2014
“Artistic Collaboration,” Lonny Magazine, September/October 2011


Lectures

Lawrence Traveling Fellowship and Lecture, Tulane University 2000-2001