Piece from The Body Electric, 2021
Joshua Penrose is an artist living in Columbus. His work has been shown at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; The Carnegie, Covington, KY; COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN; Moudy Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX; and the Riffe Gallery in Columbus. Penrose works across a variety of media informed by the digital domain including sound, video, light, and digital automation. He holds an MM in Music Composition from Towson University and an MFA in Art and Technology from The Ohio State University. He is the recipient of a 2019 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and in 2021 was a participant in the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Dresden Artist Residency in Germany.
He creates objects embedded with dynamic custom software, demonstrating an interest in form, situation, space, and time. The work investigates how technology mediates our cognitive and material experience. Some of the objects move, some emit sound, others present buttons and switches to be pressed. Through these varied constructions, activated and driven by unseen data streams, the work engages with the hidden structures — the systems and codes — that constitute the invisible world around us.
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Joshua Penrose is a recipient of The Sculpture Center’s Revealed Early Career Exhibition Series.