Joshua Nierodzinski is an artist and independent curator working in the field of painting. His paintings, installations, and exhibitions investigate representation, perception, and empathy through multi-sensory modes of presentation.
His paintings are characterized by a uncanny familiarity that exists between observational and lens-based painting. His compositions originate from a personal archive of collected objects, images, and experiences. These sources are a marriage of public life and private thought and suggest stories that become transformed by the act of painting as presented in Forensic Painting project.
The Forensic Painting project was made possible through a collaboration with the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. By using photographic techniques of varying frequencies of light we are provided with access to the history of a painted surface. The photographs are presented with the actual painting to reveal hidden imagery. The finished painting, including the photographs, is an unexpected serial image that taps into the collective memory of art history and culture as well as the artist's personal relationships.
Joshua currently lives and works in New York.