Joshua Whidden received his MFA in studio art with a concentration in painting from The University of Alabama in 2016. During his time at The University of Alabama, Whidden assisted multiple classes in Printmaking and Painting and taught Drawing and Beginning Painting.
Whidden’s work deals with the metaphorical and historical qualities that can manifest when closely working the surface in an additive and subtractive manner. His process involves the push and pull or the back and forth between the intentional and that which is governed by chance or indeterminacy. The work should be observed closely and intimately. There is a subtlety within the layers of history and the tactile nature of the surface that must be absorbed and explored. Like an archaeological dig, the work should be excavated by the eyes and experienced in the mind.
Whidden now resides with his family in Olympia, Washington.