Josh Faught

Josh Faught

Photo: Kate Steward

Born in 1979 in St. Louis
Lives and works in San Francisco


Faught received a BA in art history and English from Oberlin College in 2001, an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, in 2004, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions at Booster and Seven, Chicago, 2005; Seattle Art Museum, 2009; Western Bridge, Seattle, 2010; Lisa Cooley, New York, 2010, 2011, 2012; and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2013. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2004; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2007; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, 2009; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, 2010; Lehmann College Art Gallery, New York, 2010; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, 2011; University Art Museum, Albany, 2011; Oakville Galleries, Ontario, 2013; 601 Artspace, New York, 2013; and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, 2013. He was the recipient of the 2009 Betty Bowen Award, from the Seattle Art Museum, and a 2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. Faught is a recipient of SFMOMA's 2012 SECA Art Award, and created a commission at San Francisco's Neptune Society Columbarium for the 2012 SECA Art Award exhibition. His work will be included in a number of upcoming group exhibitions, including Fiber in Form, which will open in 2014 at the ICA, Boston, and travel to the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; and the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; and Rites of Spring, which will open at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, in 2014. Faught is currently an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts.