Josh Tonsfeldt: Working Backwards

Abstract art pieces made of acrylic, wire, and wire on a white wall.

O, N, Ocean and Flowers (2019), scrap steel, copper tubing, vines, EPDM rubber, Hydrocal, pigmented epoxy, found fabrics, fiberglass, carbon fiber, wire, zip ties, dimensions variable.

Josh Tonsfeldt was born in 1979 in Independence, Missouri, and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2007 and a B.A. from Purchase College in 2004. Since then, his work has been shown widely in the U.S. and Europe, most recently at international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the DeCordova Museum, Boston; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Gamec in Bergamo, Italy; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto. His work is in the collection of public and private institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Thoma Foundation, the Parrish Museum, and the Perez Museum in Miami.

Josh Tonsfeldt is the spring 2020 Teiger Mentor in the Arts.

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