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Artist Profile

For over a decade, Joshua Jensen-Nagle has captivated the viewer with his evocative large-scale photographs. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches, expansive ski scenes, romantic European vistas, and dramatic old-world interiors, Jensen-Nagle’s photographs of faraway places carry a strong sense of nostalgia. 

 

“My work explores the use of photography as a medium to create. rather than to document a reality, allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the images. In my early work, I experimented with expired SX-70 Polaroid film, photographic prints painted, placed in glass jars, dunked in fish-tanks of coloured water and re-photographed, sometimes behind a shower of glitter or a room filled with smoke.  As of more recent years, I shoot with the latest digital technology, focusing on the materials selected for printing, mounting and framing to achieve the same dream-like quality I have become known for.  The work has naturally progressed to showcase a more modern perspective, while maintaining a unique nostalgic essence.”

 

Joshua bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto, where everything is produced in his west-end studio. Having mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last 12 years, he has developed a strong standing in the art world, and is collected widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Highlighted art fair presence includes Photo London, Art Toronto, Art Chicago, Art Miami, NEXT Chicago, LA Art Show, Red Dot New York, Art Palm Beach, and Art Market San Francisco.  His work can also be found in corporate collections including Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, Target Canada Corporation, Maple Leaf, Cirque du Soleil and Transcontinental, among others.

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019   November 9th, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2019   August, Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco CA

  • 2019   July 13th, Bau-Xi, Vacnouver BC

  • 2019   May 1st, Arden Gallery, Boston MA

  • 2019   February 5th, Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2018   August, Arden Gallery, Boston MA

  • 2018   June 21st, GDB II, Montreal QC 

  • 2018   May 5th, Bau-Xi, Vancouver BC

  • 2018   April 14th, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2018   March 16th, Caldwell Snyder, St Helena CA

  • 2017   June 1st, Foster White, Seattle WA

  • 2017   March 2nd, Caldwell Snyder, San Francisco CA

  • 2016   Nov 5th, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON

  • 2016   July 9th, Bau-Xi, Vancouver BC

  • 2016   May 14th, Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2016   Galerie De Medicis, Paris France

  • 2015   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2015   Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal QC

  • 2014   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2014   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2013   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON 

  • 2013   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2013   Bau-Xi , Vancouver BC

  • 2012   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2012   Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal QC

  • 2012   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2011   Bau-Xi , Vancouver BC

  • 2010   Bau-Xi Photo,  Toronto ON

  • 2010   Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal QC

  • 2010   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2009   Suzan Street Gallery, San Diego, California

  • 2009   Edward Day Gallery, Toronto ON

  • 2008   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2008   Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

  • 2008   Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON

  • 2008   Alan Avery Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

  • 2008   Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2008   Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho

  • 2007   Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC

  • 2007   Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2007   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2006   Edward Day Gallery, Toronto ON

  • 2006   Parts Gallery Contact Photography Festival Toronto, ON

  • 2006   Up Country Gallery, Toronto ON

  • 2004   Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON

 

Museum Exhibitions

  • 2010  Griffin Museum, Boston MA

  • 2008  Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB

 

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018   Sunscreen: Newzones, Calgary AB 

  • 2018   Summer Focus: Bau-Xi, Vancouver BC

  • 2018   Resolution: Foster White, Seattle WA

  • 2018   Perception: Newzones, Calgary AB 

  • 2017   Photo 17: Alternative Perspectives: Anne Loucks, Glencoe IL

  • 2016   Sounds of the Sea, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • 2014   Summer Focus Series: Beaches, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2013   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2012   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2011    Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON

  • 2010   Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON

  • 2010   Justiina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto ON

  • 2009   Lennox Contemporary, Toronto ON

  • 2008   Jenkins Johnston Gallery New York, NY

  • 2008   Suzan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • 2007   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2006   Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa Ontario

  • 2006   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2006   Trinity Gallery, Atlanta Georgia

  • 2006   FCP-Presented in association with Edward Day and Angel Gallery, Toronto

  • 2006   Newzones, Calgary AB

  • 2006   Galerie Goldie, Montreal Québec

  • 2005   Edward Day Gallery, Toronto Ontario

  • 2005   Part Gallery, Toronto Ontario

  • 2004   T.I.W. Gallery, Toronto Ontario

  • 2004   Presidents Exhibition Ryerson University, Toronto Ontario

  • 2002   Blair Academy, New Jersey

  • 2000   Bogal Gallery,  New Jersey

 

Art Fairs

  • 2019   Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

  • 2018   Art Miami

  • 2018   Scope Miami

  • 2018   Art Toronto

  • 2018   Photo London

  • 2018   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2017   Context - Art Miami

  • 2017   Scope Miami

  • 2017   Art Toronto

  • 2017   Photo London

  • 2016   Art Palm Beach

  • 2016   Context - Art Miami

  • 2016   Art Toronto

  • 2016   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2016   Art Miami New York

  • 2016   Art Palm Beach

  • 2015   Context - Art Miami

  • 2015   Art Toronto

  • 2015   Art Miami New York

  • 2015   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2014   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2014   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2014   Dallas Art Fair

  • 2013   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2013   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2013   Dallas Art Fair

  • 2012   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2012   Art Market San Francisco

  • 2012   Dallas Art Fair

  • 2011   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2011   Art Chicago

  • 2011   Dallas Art Fair

  • 2010   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2010   Art Chicago

  • 2010   Dallas Art Fair

  • 2009   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2009   Art Chicago

  • 2009   LA Art Show

  • 2008   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2008   Palm Beach 3

  • 2008   Bridge Miami

  • 2008   Red Dot London

  • 2008   NEXT Chicago

  • 2008   Red Dot New York

  • 2008   LA Art Show

  • 2007   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2007   Art Chicago

  • 2007   Red Dot New York

  • 2007   LA Art Show

  • 2006   Bridge Miami

  • 2006   Art 212, New York

  • 2006   AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York

  • 2006   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

  • 2005   Toronto International Art Fair

  • 2005   Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

Auctions

  • 2017    Waterkeeper, Toronto ON

  • 2017    ART GEMS, Toronto ON

  • 2016    Buy Art Not Kids, Toronto ON

  • 2016    Art With Heart, Toronto ON

  • 2016    Arts Umbrella, Toronto ON

  • 2016    ART GEMS, Toronto ON

  • 2016    Waterkeeper, Toronto ON

  • 2015    ART GEMS, Toronto ON

  • 2015    Waterkeeper, Toronto ON

  • 2014    Nyota Auction, Toronto ON

  • 2013    Art with Heart, Toronto ON

  • 2012    Snap Live Auction, Toronto ON

  • 2011    Art with Heart, Toronto ON

  • 2007    Art With Heart, Toronto ON

  • 2007    Snap Live Auction, Toronto ON

 

Publications

  • 2017   Seattle Met, June

  • 2017   House Notes, Soho House London, May

  • 2016   Fashion Magazine, November

  • 2016   Art In America, October (Art Miami)

  • 2016   Preview, June/July/August

  • 2013   Canadian Art

  • 2012   Toronto Home Magazine, Spring Issue

  • 2012   Harpers

  • 2010   Photo Life

  • 2010   Now Magazine Dec.

  • 2010   Toronto Star, July 8

  • 2010   Galleries West, Spring 2010

  • 2009   Flash Forward -2009

  • 2009   Canadian H+H Artists File Nov.

  • 2009   Mirror Vol. 25 No. 08

  • 2009   enROUTE  May 1

  • 2008   FFWD  July 08

  • 2008   The Wood River Journal,  March 14

  • 2007   Contact Magazine  May 1-31

  • 2007   Now Magazine  May 3 Issue 1391

  • 2007   Swerve Magazine March 24

  • 2007   Exposure Feb 1-31

  • 2007   Preview, March-February

  • 2007   Swerve Magazine Jan 26

  • 2007   Calgary Herald, Feb

  • 2006   FWWD  Vol 11 No. 35

  • 2006   Toronto Life June Issue

  • 2006   Swerve Magazine July 21

  • 2006   Globe and Mail Feb. 16

  • 2006   Canadian Art, Volume 22 Number 4

  • 2005   Now Magazine, Issue 1232

  • 2004   Function Magazine, Issue 5

  • 2003   MacLean’s; August 25th

  • 2002   Slant Review; Issue 4

 

Selected Corporate Collections

  • Microsoft - Lincoln Square

  • Hilton Hotels

  • Target Canada Corporation

  • First Energy Petroleum Ltd

  • Master Card International

  • CAPO

  • Elgan Corporation

  • Huntertdon

  • Ryerson University

  • Maple Leaf

  • McCarthy Tetrault

  • Le Cirque du Soleil

  • Transcontinental

  • BCF

  • Heenan-Blackie

  • Rogan Investment Management

  • L.V. Lomas

 

Education

  • 1999-2004   BFA Ryerson University, Image Arts, Photographic Studies