about

Hey there. This is the part where you find out about me. Below you can find all the formal stuff like my artist bio, artist cv, and other self-aggrandizing info. Blarg. If you really want to know who I am let’s grab a beer or a cup of coffee and actually accomplish something together.  I am always looking for a fun project, collaboration, or just good conversation.

artist statement

I am a creative. This statement resounds throughout my work.  My art is full of light, full of darkness, and emotes palatable texture.  I choose to express my creativity most often through photography.  I gravitate towards scenes that are enveloped in the darkest darks and with light puncturing through the shadows.  My photos are composed to capture visual interest through the use of geometric patterns, structure, and texture.  

My art can be categorized as street photography but is more like a street fight. More often than not my work is gritty, unexpected, and has an “anything goes” approach, not unlike a sweaty back alley brawl. I shoot based on a gut feeling about the composition of the piece. Often times I do not know what my final result will look like when framing in a scene.  I trust those same instincts to guide me through the digital processing phase.  The result is usually a compelling unique view on a subject that most often not capture your attention otherwise. As an artist I look for the story untold, the untouched canvas in everyday life yet to be captured with a camera.  

artist bio

Josh Vaughn is a photographer, artist and curator currently living with his wife and fellow artist, Cathy in Norman, OK. His photography is mainly street photography by nature, capturing texture, contrast, and emotion in the environment around him at the time. His photography has been published in many different local and regional publications.  Josh’s work resides in public and private collections.

He is also the director and curator of Hojas Artspace in Goldsby, OK. His curatorial efforts focus around creating a dialog between artist and the community, primarily by injecting art and artist into an environment to which each of those is foreign. Josh seeks to bring to Hojas, artists who are diverse in their culture as well as their art.

artist cv

 selected group exhibitions

Paseo Arts Association Members Show, The Paseo Art Space, February 2018, Oklahoma City, OK

12×12, 50 Penn Place, September 2017, Oklahoma City, OK

Paseo PhotoFest 2017, The Paseo Art Space, September 2017, Oklahoma City, OK

Symbiotic, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, October 2016, Norman,OK

Small Works Show, The Paseo Art Space, May 2016, Oklahoma City, OK

ArtistINC OKC Pecha Kucha, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, November 2015, Oklahoma City, OK

installations

Waving Wheat, (metal works) installed at Sante Fe and Main Street, April 2016, Norman, OK

The Vine, (wide format photography) installed at True Vine Church, January 2016, Goldsby, OK

curatorial experience

Special Exhibition, Tim and Jarica Walsh, Hojas Artspace, 2018, Goldsby, OK

Solo Exhibition, Reva Kashikar, Hojas Artspace, June 2018, Goldsby, OK

Solo Exhibition, Katelynn Noel Knick, Hojas Artspace, October 2017, Goldsby, OK

Hojas Artist Talk, Larry K. Hill, Hojas Artspace, May 2017, Goldsby, OK

Unfinished, solo exhibition: Larry K. Hill, Hojas Artspace, April – June 2017, Goldsby, OK

Hojas Artist Talk, Bee Doublehue, Hojas Artspace, October 2016, Goldsby, OK

Origins, solo exhibition: Bee Doublehue (Brendon Williams), Hojas Artspace, August – October 2016, Goldsby, OK

Hojas Artist Talk, Marissa Raglin, Hojas Artspace, June 2016, Goldsby, OK

Assembled, solo exhibition: Marissa Raglin, Hojas Artspace, May – July 2016, Goldsby, OK