MFA, University of Tulsa
Joshua grew up on the plains of western Oklahoma. After high school, he spent a year in The Netherlands where he attended both Stanilas College and Christelijk Lyceum Delft, studying art and language.
In 1999, Joshua attended Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. The following summer, he began instructing for the school and continued there until 2007. He received the Outstanding Graduate Award while completing his B.F.A. in studio art at Rogers State University and went on to earn his M.F.A. from the University of Tulsa, where he was granted a full teaching assistantship, two summer research grants and the Student Award of Excellence Fellowship from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
Outside of education, Joshua continues his professional career as an artist, exhibiting widely across the country. His work has been shown in galleries in Montana, Oklahoma, Texas, Chicago, the University of North Dakota and Virginia, as well as the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. In 2010, he was invited to present a solo exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum in Missoula, Montana.
In addition, Joshua’s images have been published in two issues of Creative Quarterly Journal (Winter ’08 and Spring ’09), Art Focus Oklahoma (Sept/Oct ’09 and Sept/Oct ’10), and numerous music album covers.
Joshua, his wife, Melissa, and their two boys, Cyrus and Eli, along with their dog, Joey, live in the faculty annex. In his spare time, Joshua loves to hike, cycle, fish, play music, and roast his own coffee.