Custodian of The Ephemeral
New Orleans, Louisiana
Joshua Mintz (b. New Orleans, LA) received his Bachelors of Art from Rhodes College in 2015 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019. He has shown nationally in Memphis, New Orleans, New Hampshire, New Jersey, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Texas. In 2022, Joshua was awarded The Helis Foundation prize for Best in Show in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver. He currently lives and works out of New Orleans.
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2024
I draw on universal experiences of alienation and estrangement. My work, predominantly crafted by hand, feels simultaneously puckish and sincere. Miniature sculptures and almanacs, composed of the seemingly commonplace, shift in scale and materials as I focus on interdependent moments of time. This hybrid approach evokes an immersive Promethean-like experience through enigmatic narratives and loose plots, depending on the viewer to breathe life into the work as they explore the nooks and crannies of feeling human.”