American, b. 1979
Based in Los Angeles, Joshua Hagler’s work has followed a path of inquiry ranging from an intense interest in religious thought and its history into Westward Expansion, notions of progress and exploration, collective mythologies, especially those translated into film, and the poetics of theoretical physics. With a focus on painting, Hagler’s ideas and interests expand into installation, video, animation, fiction, and poetry. Since 2006, Hagler has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout North and South America, Europe, and Australia, including a long list of solo exhibitions. Recently he was awarded a spot at MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Fellowship in Brittany, France and, beginning in 2018, will attend the year-long Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico, which includes full financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. His project proposal for a major installation entitled “The River” was selected by the Brand Library and Art Center in Los Angeles to debut in the spring of 2018.
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Venison Magazine: Joshua Hagler
Inspired by Westerns, Joshua Hagler Carves into Colonialism with a New Series of Paintings