Josh Hughes

Josh Hughes

Josh Hughes is a sculptor fascinated with technology and the everyday world around him. He

received his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon (2019),

and received his BFA in Sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art (2017). During his eight

years spent on active duty (2005 - 2013) in the U.S. Army he served for multiple deployments

overseas which included deployments to Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Throughout his time serving

in the U.S. Army his military occupational speciality was an Interrogator, Human Intelligence

Collector, and French Linguist who specialized in Military Source Collection operations. Some of the

notable Department of Defence Courses he graduated from are the Advanced Leadership Course,

Fort Huachuca, AZ (2012) which is advance training in Human Intelligence Collection and

Management, the Source Operations Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ (2009) which is advanced and

classified training in intelligence collection methods from human sources, the French Language

Course at the Defence Language Institute, Monterey, CA (2008) where he trained to a college

proficiency in the French language with a focus in intelligence gathering, conversation, and

translation, and the 35M Humint Intelligence Collector/Interrogator Course at the United States Army

Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ (2005) where he was trained to a collect

intelligence information via interrogation and low level military source operations from human

sources. Josh Hughes was medically retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant from injuries sustained in

combat (2013).

Josh Hughes’ awards include BFA Sculpture Award (2017), 3rd Place in Marion County Fair Juried

Show of Fine Art in Photography (1996), Army Commendation Medal 5th Award, Army Achievement

Medal 3rd Award, Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, Afghanistan

Campaign Medal, and many Others.

Josh Hughes has also shown Nationally and Internationally. Some of his notable works have been

showcased in the Sundance Film Festival (2017), Sapporo International Snow Sculpture

Competition, Sapporo, Japan (2017), Fringe Festival, Ashland Oregon (2018), was a selected artist

for Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Special Exhibit “Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printmaking”

(2018), and Time Based Arts Festival, Portland Oregon (2018). Josh Hughes exhibited the “Nested

Series” in a at Untitled Art Fair San Francisco (2020). Josh Hughes was featured in American Craft

Magazine for his NIH approved COVID 19 Mask Series (2021).


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