Joshua’s work blurs the line between audience, artwork and performer, inviting the viewer to complete the art.  The action of entering into the art work as a participant generates a more authentic experience by suspending the social filters that we carry into the everyday life. Short uses cultural detritus as a point of departure. The inherited meanings found within caste off objects combined with his artistic sensibilities creates a altered space that frames contemporary American mythologies and rituals.

Josh Graduated with an MFA from UC Davis 2009. He was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a graduate fellowship at The Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010. Joshua has had several solo exhibits at venues at 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 Low Powered FM radio project “Bomb Shelter Radio”.


The Second installment of the Speed Trials Arcade found its home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the exhibit Josh hosted “Happy Hour” broadcasts where the Arcade was open to the public, accompanied by a 2 hour daily radio show and cocktails. “Escape from LA” a 6 player driving simulator was added to the arcade.