Selected works by Josh Faught

Josh Faught


Hemp, nail polish, spray paint, indigo, logwood, toilet paper, pins, books, plaster, yarn, hand made wooden sign, denim, and gloves

203.2 x 304.8 cm
Josh Faught
It Takes a Lifetime to Get Exactly Where You Are


Handwoven sequin trim, handwoven hemp, cedar blocks, cotton, polyester, wool, cochineal dye (made from ground up bugs), straw hat with lace, toilet paper, paper towels, scrapbooking letters, Jacquard woven reproduction of a panel from the AIDS quilt, silk handkerchief, indigo, political pins, disaster blanket, gourd, gold leaf, plaster cat, cedar blocks, and nail polish

243.8 x 609.6 cm
Josh Faught
Untitled (I), from BE BOLD For What You Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What You Fall For


Hand-dyed, handwoven and crocheted hemp; wool; cochineal (from ground up bugs); indigo; silver lamé yarn; pretzels (plastic); spilled nail polish; nachos (rubber); chocolate chip cookies (plastics); onion rings (rubber); pins; and greeting cards

581.7 x 254 cm
Josh Faught
The Professor (Scott)


Hand woven and crocheted hemp and gold lamé (hand dyed in colors to match the 2013/2014 fashion forecast), Indigo, wool, sequin trim, coffee spill (resin), pins, and Scrapbooking

182.8 x 132 x 5 cm
Josh Faught


Hand dyed, crocheted, and woven hemp, Jacquard woven advertisement for gay traffic school, pins, reproduction of the Hobby Directory, scrapbooking stickers, wool, indigo, spray paint, and sequins on linen.

264.2 x 223.5 cm

Josh Faught's Biography

Josh Faught
Born in 1979, Saint Louis, Missouri
Lives and works in San Francisco, California


Sanctuary, St. Mark's Cathedral, comissioned by Western Bridge, Seattle, WA

Josh Faught (solo presentation), NADA At Fair, Miami, FL
Siyinqaba, US Embassy in Swaziland, Mbabane, Swaziland

Christmas Creep, Lisa Cooley, New York
I know I came into this room for a reason, Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
The Mauve Decade, Launch Pad commission, London, England

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA Art Award: BE BOLD For WhatYou Stand For, BE CAREFUL For What You Fall For, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (catalogue)
Snacks, Supports, and Something to Rally Around, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri Fall
Josh Faught (solo presentation), Artissima Art Fair, Turin Italy

Longtime Companion, Lisa Cooley, New York

Josh Faught and William J. O’Brien, Lisa Cooley, New York

Procedures to Reduce Contamination and Stimulate Better Living, Western Bridge, Seattle, Washington
While the Light Lasts, Lisa Cooley, New York

Josh Faught: 2009 Betty Bowen Award Winner, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

My Other Car is a Broom, Booster and Seven, Chicago, Illinois


Julie Bena, Josh Faught, and Courtney Johnson. Fused Projects, curated by Jessica Silverman. San Francisco, CA
If I Were in Your Body, Fierman Gallery, New York, NY
Josh Faught, Katherine Vetne, and Wayne Koestenbaum, [2nd floor projects], San Francisco, CA
99 Cent Store, curated by Jens Hoffman, Musuem of Contemporay Art, Detroit, MI
Group Exhibition (TBA), Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, Philippines
First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA
Crafting the Future, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
On Empathy, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY

Borrowed Alibis, Freymond – Guth Fine Arts Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
Pretty Raw, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Material Fix, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Static Cling 2, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York
The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston,Massachusetts (October 1, 2014 – January 5, 2015); will travel to the Wexner
Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (January 30 – April 5, 2015); Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (May 2 – August 2, 2015)
As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of “Post,” The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York
Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas

The Peacock, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

The Unspecific Index, 601 Artspace, New York
Material Occupation, University Art Museum, Albany, New York (catalogue)

Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The Craft, Lehmann College Art Gallery, New York
Made in U.S.A., Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Call + Response, Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon
On the Pleasure of Hating: Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; Hatred alone is immortal, Lisa Cooley, New York

Creswell Crags, Lisa Cooley, New York
Teratoid Territory, Front Room Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
The Horror Show, Chicago Arts Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Impossible Violence: A History of Selves, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Faught, Mannis, O’Brien, Second Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Mr. Softy, Roots and Cultural Contemporary Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Beyond the Rainbow, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan
The Kindness of Strangers, Helm Gallery, Tacoma, Washington
2006 Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Digital Beginnings, Project Space, Chicago, Illinois
Patheticize, Open End Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2005 Drawn to Drawing, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Small Works for Big Change, Orchard, New York
2004 Dark Matters, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland