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Josh Luke

Josh Luke
Title: 
Visiting Lecturer
Office: 
Tower 600
Education: 
2010-2011 - Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA; 2000-2002 - BA, Visual Art, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA; 1996-2000 - AA, Visual Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Professional Experience: 
  • 2010 - Present - Owner/Designer /Painter, Best Dressed Signs, Boston, MA
  • 2005–2010 - Sign Painter, New Bohemia Signs, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007–2009 - Painter, Martinelli Environmental Graphics, San Francisco, CA

Teaching Experience

  • 2016 - Gold Leaf on Glass Workshop 2016 Letterheads, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2015 - Sign Painting Demo, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
  • 2015 - Sign Painting Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • 2013 - Sign Painting Demo, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
  • 2013 - Art of Lettering: Sign Painting Workshop, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Exhibitions

  • 2019 - Tactile Mk.3 Exhibition, London, UK
  • 2019 - Opposition Show, Studio Two Three, Richmond, VA
  • 2018 - The Grand Exhibition of the Pre-Vinylite Society, London Letterheads, London, UK
  • 2016 - Go to the Light, Casablanc Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2016 - Vestiges: Scott Listfield & Friends, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Publications

  • 2019 - Freidenrich, Emily. Almost Lost Arts: Traditional Crafts and the Artisans Keeping them Alive, Chronicle Books
  • 2014 - Fowkes, Alex. Drawing Type: An Introduction to Illustrating Letterforms, Rockport Publishers
  • 2012 - Gregory, Emily. The Little Book of Lettering, Chronicle Books
  • 2012 - Levine, Faythe and Sam Macon. Sign Painters, Princeton Architectural Press

Awards, Recognitions, and Honors

  • 2015 - Syracuse: Sign Here, Syracuse University Connective Corridor Public Art Commission
  • 2015 - First Place, Signs of the Times Magazine Murals/Exhibit Graphics/Banners Contest
  • 2013 - Shortlisted for Dudley Sq. Municipal Wall Project, Boston Art Commission
  • 2013 - "50 on Fire Award," Design Category, BostInno.com
  • 2002 - Susan Benteen and William Hyde Award, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • 2000 - Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Award Scholarship, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • 1999 - Painting Award, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

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