Josh Thorpe

Subtractive Mural for MOCCA (after Asher and Huyghe) (2010), layers of paint removed to reveal historical wall colours 2005-2008, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art


Josh Thorpe is an artist and writer whose interest in art stems from the simple act of sitting with friends, observing the world. Recent and upcoming work includes exhibitions or special projects in Toronto, Winnipeg, New York, and London. Articles and interviews have been published by Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and the Power Plant, and in 2009 Art Metropole published Thorpe’s first book, Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide. In 2011, Thorpe was a finalist in the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Award and was elected to the Sobey Art Award Ontario Long List.


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