Joshua Brennan

Joshua Brennan

Technical Associate, Printmaking and Photography; Lecturer, Printmaking

Joshua Brennan is a Boston-based artist and arts educator. At Boston University, his roles include an Adjunct Faculty position teaching printmaking at all levels and managing the state-of-the-art printmaking facilities as Technical Associate. He holds a BA in Graphic Design and Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin and an MFA in Studio Art and Printmaking from Indiana University.

To guide the aesthetic decisions in his art, Josh uses the conceptual frameworks of each project. He combines multiple techniques, from analog and digital, to create a single work. Armed with great reverence for all things print-based, he finds the meeting points between the traditional and experimental to push the boundaries of his art. These results often take the form of abstractions that evolve into self-referential meta-abstractions, employing both analog and digital techniques.

Josh routinely exhibits in solo and group exhibitions and has received numerous awards. In addition, his works reside in national and international collections, including The Kinsey Institute, The Contemporary Crafts Museum, and the Kyoto International Woodprint Association. You can find his artwork at and on Instagram at @joshuabrennanstudio. In addition, he has worked on other projects of mention, including a collaboration with South African artists at the Kopanang Community Trust and Joshua’s own printmaking resources website Flat File Archive.

Creative Works
  • 2021 – Content Provider: The Print Hacking Primer. Makeready SGCI Conference.
  • 2021 – Visiting Artist: Trace Monotype Workshop. Raw Art Works. Lynn, MA
  • 2012-19 – Coach: Iron Printmaker Competition. MassArt College and Muskat Studios. Boston, MA
  • 2018, 19 – Visiting Artist: Lithography Workshop. Raw Art Works/Boston University. Boston, MA
  • 2016-17 – Visiting Artist: Print Collaboration Workshop. Westford Academy. Westford, MA
  • 2010 – Artist Presenter: Pecha Kucha #11. I Heart Denver Store. Denver, CO
  • 2012 – Studio Assistant: Sister Sheila Flynn. Boston University Print Project. Boston, MA
  • 2012 – Studio Assistant: Colbert Mashile. Boston University Print Project. Boston, MA
  • 2011/12 – Studio Assistant: Enrique Chagoya. Boston University Print Project. Boston, MA
Selected Permanent Collections
  • Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art. Kennesaw, GA
  • Contemporary Crafts Museum. Portland, OR
  • Kyoto International Woodprint Association. Kyoto, JAPAN
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI
  • Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Venice, Italy
  • The Kinsey Sex and Gender Research Institute. Bloomington, IN
  • Syracuse University Salt City Dozen Archive. Syracuse, NY
  • 2021 – The Boston Printmakers: Anderson Ranch Scholarship. Boston, MA.
  • 2017 – Purchase Award: 3rd International Miniature Print Exhibition. Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY.
  • 2016 – Artist Honorarium: Steam Roller Print Event. Wellesley College. Wellesley, MA
  • 2013 – Centerfold Winner: Artscope Magazine. September/October 2013 Issue
  • 2007 – Purchase Award: 20th National Print Exhibition. University Wisconsin – Parkside. Kenosha, WI
  • 2007 – Artist Honorarium: TIMELAPSE. Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN
  • 2003 – 3rd Place: Culture Fluid. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC