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Josh Short is an interdisciplinary artist that uses sound, installation, and broadcasting to create immersive experiences that frame contemporary American mythologies and rituals. Machines, pirate radio, and cultural detritus are used to create interactive environments to let the viewer explore their inner desires, breaking the internal dialog we carry with us into everyday life.  Notably his recent project, The Speed Trials Arcade, merges remote controlled vehicles, exercise equipment, and radio to create analog driving simulators that explore the uniquely American relationship to automobiles, and the supply chain. Josh is also the founder of the Cardboard Institute of Technology, a collaborative group that creates immersive installations completely out of cardboard. Josh is also the founder of Bomb Shelter Radio, an ongoing Radio project that creates temporary low powered FM radio encounters all over the country. Often these projects take the form of site specific installations that utilize materials gathered from the local environment. In 2019 Josh started www.BombShelterRadio.live a 24 hour online element of his radio practice. He performs weekly live broadcasts.

After graduating with an MFA from UC Davis in 2009 Josh was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a graduate fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010. Josh has had several solo exhibits at venues including the Bedford Gallery, Johansson Projects, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and the Exploratorium. Josh has been an resident artist at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, Joan Mitchell Center, and Crosstown Arts. He regularly tours the country operating his mobile radio station “the Lucille Valentine” and as of 2024 he is building a new FM radio broadcasting station out of a 1968 Cadillac Coupe Deville named Doris. 



NEWS


6/6/2024 
Did an Artist Talk at Sierra College in Nevada City. I covered some topics including cardboard sculpture, travel, radio, getting art into the world, art as a lifestyle, and adulting.  

4/20/2024
Cadillac Coupe DeVille update, Interior is done. New wheels are in the mail. We’ll get those on over the next couple of weeks. 


4/6/2024
It’s my one year aniversery at my Job here at CSU Cal Maritime, so far so good, I really dig running a Makerspace, I get to make stuff all day long in the shop and I don’t have to give grades.


7/15/2023 
Taveled to Texas to get married to Courtney aka Lady Fingerpop, then traveled to Taos NM to create Taosburg at the Imagine Museum.











EXHIBITIONS



“Pickle Rick AM”
2022 exhibition
available

“Operation Success: boombox”
2022
exhibition
available

“Operation Success: FM transmitter”
2022
exhibition
available

Operation Success: complete unit”
2022
exhibition
available

The Sub-Hauler
2022
exhibition
available



“we Buy Diabetic Test Strips”
2020
available 

“Ode to Oakland”
2016
Sold 

“dinosaurs”
2018
exhibition 
available

“Deer Cans”
2014
exhibition 
available

“Memphis Rap” 
2018
exhibition
available

“The Bonagraphy”
2016
unavailable

“Sage Blaster”
2020
available

“Slow Speed Chase”
2018-2020
exhibition 
available

“Bob and Weave”
2018-2020
exhibition
available

“Nasty Dogs Grill”
2010 exhibition unavailable

“Warren of Snakes”
2014 exhibition 
unavailable

“Bird of Prayer”
2014
Sold 



“Who looks stupid now”
2019
available

“Treading Water”
2019
available

“infinite Miles”
2019
available

“They’re Here”
2019
available

“Melt With you”
2014
unavailable

untitled
2014
available


untitled
2019 exhibition
sold

pied piper
exhibition
2012
unavailable

“Boiling”
2014
exhibition
unavailable

“Aura of a V8”
2014
exhibition
unavailable

untitled
2014
exhibition
unavailable

untitled
2012
exhibition
unavailable



“Payday Loans”
2019
available

“Big Daddy’s”
2019
available

“2-headed salmon”
2019
available

“Extra Chicken”
2019
available

untitled
2019
available

BSR Banner 1/1
2019
available

We Buy House
2019
available

Cigarettes Cheaper
2019
available

Nail Spa & Wax
2019
available

Fix Your Credit
2019
available

Cash for Gold
2019
available

Bail Bonds
2019
available

Infinite Mile
2019
Exhibition
Sold 

Wild One 66
2017
Exhibition
unavailable

BSRLAX 
2017
Exhibition
unavailable

On the Edge
2014
Exhibition
SOLD

Gatallac 1
2014
Exhibition
unavailable

Gatallacs
2017
Exhibition
unavailable

Crash
2014
Exhibition
unavailable

The Chief 
2019
Exhibition
available

Haul’n Ass
Exhibition
available

BSR Road Runner
Exhibition
unavailable

BSR Lucille
Exhibition
unavailable

Roads
Exhibition
available

Bloddy Hammer
Exhibition
available

Speed Trials Arcade 
Exhibition
Available

The Waffler
2011
Exhibition 
Available

Voyager 1
2018
Available

Fake News
2018
Available

Terestrial Radio
2018
Available

EXHIBITIONS