Joshua Hale
Assistant Professor of Art + Design
Phone
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3357

Biography

Joshua Hale is a creative professional from Texas. Having professional and educational experience in both the design and studio art realms, he brings with him a unique interdisciplinary perspective.

Before earning his MFA in studio art, he worked as a professional graphic and web designer in Texas. In regards to design, he is experienced in the areas of branding and identity, typography, front-end web design, UI/UX Design, and digital image production. He is also interested in creative thinking processes, creative problem solving techniques, and innovative design methodologies. This has led him to introduce various problem-solving systems, such as “Lateral Thinking” and “Design Thinking” into his design and studio work, as well as into the classroom environment.

His studio work has been included in multiple regional, solo, and juried exhibitions, most recently in the Wet Paint Biennial in Chicago, Illinois. He has also been actively involved with an international contemporary art publication for emerging artists. In addition to his studio practice, he maintains an interest in critical theory, including Contemporary Art and Art History in general. His studio work is a visual exploration into the psychological process of deconstructing complex systems, both human and natural, and what happens when our rigid ways of thinking begin to merge, cluster, and dissolve. He is interested in enriching the interdisciplinary discourse between the arts, critical theory, human-centered design, social engagement, faith perspectives, and contemporary culture.

Research & Scholarship

Education

  • MFA – 2D (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking)
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • BFA – Graphic Design,
    Summa Cum Laude
    Abilene Christian University

Awards & Honors

  • 2013-2016 Teaching Assistantship | Full Tuition Waiver | Southern Illinois University
    Awarded positions of instruction within the Art & Design department
  • 2015 - Travel Grant | College Art Association (CAA)
    Awarded to selected applicant members of the organization
  • 2015 - Research Grant | Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers
    Awarded to active members of the organization
  • 2008 - Faculty Award | Abilene Christian University
    Awarded by the faculty once per semester to a single student
  • 2008 - Merit Award | Student Show | Abilene Christian University
    Awarded by the faculty to an artwork of artistic merit
  • 2004 - Juanita Tittle-Pollard Scholarship | Art Scholarship | 2004
    Awarded for artistic excellence.

Recent Publications

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 - Un/natural | University Museum | Carbondale, IL
  • 2015 - Human/Nature | Vergette Gallery | Carbondale, IL

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 - MFA Preview Exhibition | University Museum | Carbondale, IL
  • 2008 - Cameo Show | Downtown Gallery | Abilene, Texas
    Invited by Robert Green, Professor of painting at Abilene Christian University
     

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 - National Wet Paint MFA Biennial | Zhou B. Art Center | Chicago, IL
    Juried by Sergio Gomez, Curator/Director of Exhibitions, Zhou B. Art Center
  • 2016 - 10th Annual Juried Exhibition | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
    Juried by Mel Watkin, critic, artist, and curator
  • 2015 - IBHE Long-term Exhibition | Illinois Board of Higher Education | Springfield, IL
    Juried by a committee from the Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • 2015 - 9th Annual Juried Exhibition | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
    Juried by Dana Turkovic, Curator of Exhibitions at Laumeier Sculpture Park and Co-Curator of Isolation Room/Gallery Kit in Saint Louis, MO
  • 2014 - 8th Annual Juried Exhibition | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
    Juried by Terry Suhre, Curator of Gallery 210 in Saint Louis, MO
  • 2012 - Annual BCAA Juried Art Exhibition | Downtown Gallery | Abilene, TX
    Juried by Linda Stricklin, Contemporary Artist
  • 2011 - Annual BCAA Juried Art Exhibition | Downtown Gallery | Abilene, TX
    Juried by Judy Deaton, curator of The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas
  • 2008 - ACU Student Show | Shore Art Gallery | Abilene, TX
    Juried by the Art & Design faculty

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 - The Perceptive Mechanism | Kranzberg Arts Center | Saint Louis, MO
  • 2015 - Art Over Easy | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2015 - Fearful Symmetry | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2015 - Experimental Perceptions | Guyon Auditorium Rotunda | Carbondale, IL
  • 2015 - Just Words | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2014 - Art Over Easy | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2014 - My Kid Could Do That | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2014 - 1st Year MFA Review Exhibition | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2013 - Art over Easy | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL
  • 2013 - Assimilating Perspectives | Surplus Gallery | Carbondale, IL

Affiliations & Memberships

  • CAA (College Art Association)

Expertise

Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Design Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Contemporary Art, Critical Theory