Josh George

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Communication Arts

Josh George is a contemporary realist painter, with an emphasis on draftsmanship and an unconventional mixed- media approach. He has enjoyed a successful gallery career for 20 years, with representation in New York City and other markets. His art career also includes thirteen years’ experience teaching painters, illustrators, and designers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Pratt Institute and as a guest lecturer for several degree-granting arts institutions including Ringling College of Art and Design, New Hampshire Art Institute, Accademia di’Arte di Brescia, and Syracuse University,

Though primarily a contemporary realist painter, his work hints at the surreal and incorporates an expressive palette. Using an aggressive collage sensibility, he creates cityscapes, architectural portraits, and figurative snapshots of everyday life in the American city. He aims to capture the rich texture of these places and moments—the humor, drama, despair, and surprising beauty. Along with narrative and conceptual content, technical mastery and innovating materials drives his work.

George has mounted 43 solo exhibitions and 85 group shows with commercial galleries in New York City, Boston, Scottsdale, Milan, Italy and other markets, and his work has been featured in the Aqua Art Fair and Scope Art Fair in Miami for the last six years. His paintings are part of numerous private collections and the corporate collections of Sony Music, Nissan, Sheraton, Warner Brothers, Dominion Energy, Altria, and Capital One.