Joshua Jensen-Nagle

“My work over the past several years has explored the use of photography as a medium to create. Whether it is SX-70 Polaroid, photographic prints painted and then re-photographed, or shooting with the latest digital technology, I understand photography as a means to create rather than to document a reality, allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the work.”

Biography

Contemporary photographer, Joshua Jensen-Nagle captures scenes of leisure from a distance, often from high above, transforming people on beaches and ski-slopes into toy-like figures against sublime natural backdrops. Both of his ongoing series Endless Summer and Winter show people as colorful specks clustered on long stretches of sand or snow like abstract elements. His immersive, cinematic, large-scale photos invite viewers to lose themselves in the crowd and the striking landscape, sparking associations that might resemble the artist’s own memories of “childhood summers spent along the New Jersey shore and winters in the Poconos.”

In the tradition of photographers like Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, Jensen-Nagle’s images reveal arresting visual patterns in the everyday world and create dramatic shifts in perspective that show humans completely enveloped by their environment. Viewing photography as a “means to evoke emotion rather than document a reality,” he has spent a decade traveling the globe in search of beachscapes dotted with bathers and mountainscapes sprinkled with skiers to turn into compelling images, often hanging out of helicopters to capture his birds-eye views.

Based in Toronto, Jensen-Nagle has mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last dozen years across North America and Europe, including at the Griffin Museum in Boston and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. He has placed his photographs in numerous private and corporate collections including Microsoft, MasterCard International, Cirque De Soliel, Transcontinental, Target and Hilton Hotels, and has seen his work featured in a variety of publications, including Art In America, Canadian Art, Fashion and Harper’s.

Education

2003  BFA, Ryerson University, Image Arts, Photographic Studies


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2018    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

2017    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2016   Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.

             Newzones, Calgary AB.

             Galerie De Medicis, Paris, France.

2015   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2014   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON.

             Newzones, Calgary, AB.

2013   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

2013   Bau-Xi , Vancouver, BC.

2012   Newzones, Calgary, AB.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

2011   Bau-Xi , Vancouver, BC.

2010   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Newzones, Calgary, AB.

2009   Susan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA.

             Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2008   Newzones, Calgary, AB.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON.

             Alan Avery Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

             Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID.


Museum Exhibitions

2010  Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.

2008  Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.



Selected Corporate Collections

Microsoft - Lincoln Square • Hilton Hotels • Target Canada Corporation • Elgan Corporation • Huntertdon • Ryerson University • Maple Leaf • McCarthy Tetraul • Le Cirque du Soleil • Transcontinental • BCF • Heenan-Blackie • Rogan Investment Management

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Selected Artworks

Polka Dot Beach Umbrella

Polka Dot Beach Umbrella

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

43 x 43 inches

190324

Pink Floral Beach Umbrella

Pink Floral Beach Umbrella

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

43 x 43 inches

190323

Color Wheel Beach Umbrella

Color Wheel Beach Umbrella

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

43 x 43 inches

190322

Washing Away with You (Mexico)

Washing Away with You (Mexico)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

41 x 33 inches

190321

Simple Day (Amalfi Coast)

Simple Day (Amalfi Coast)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

57 x 43 inches

190320

Over the Blue (Mexico)

Over the Blue (Mexico)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

41 x 43 inches

190319

In a Summer Haze (Mexico)

In a Summer Haze (Mexico)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

41 x 43 inches

190318

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

57 x 43 inches

190317

Everywhere We Go

Everywhere We Go

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

57 x 43 inches

190316

Always and Forever

Always and Forever

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

55 x 58 inches

180648

It’s All There II

It’s All There II

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

55 x 58 inches

180647

Never Ending Summer

Never Ending Summer

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

58 x 77 inches

180646

The Heart of Venice

The Heart of Venice

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

57 x 42 inches

180645

A View For You (Canada)

A View For You (Canada)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

43 x 88 inches

180106

Summer in Tel Aviv

Summer in Tel Aviv

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

30 x 32 inches

180057

Summer Moments (Tel Aviv)

Summer Moments (Tel Aviv)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

41 x 43 inches

180056

Strength in Memories

Strength in Memories

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

57 x 43 inches

180055

Heading Out (Whistler, Canada)

Heading Out (Whistler, Canada)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

58 x 77 inches

180052

Falling into the Blue (Sicily)

Falling into the Blue (Sicily)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

30 x 40 inches

180051

Soaking in Summer (Tel Aviv)

Soaking in Summer (Tel Aviv)

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

30 x 31.5 inches

170561

Floating Over the Hamptons

Floating Over the Hamptons

Archival Inkjet Print on Plexiglass

43 x 54 inches

170070

Education

2003  BFA, Ryerson University, Image Arts, Photographic Studies


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2018    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

2017    Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2016   Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Bau-Xi, Vancouver, BC.

             Newzones, Calgary AB.

             Galerie De Medicis, Paris, France.

2015   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

2014   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto ON.

             Newzones, Calgary, AB.

2013   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

2013   Bau-Xi , Vancouver, BC.

2012   Newzones, Calgary, AB.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

2011   Bau-Xi , Vancouver, BC.

2010   Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Newzones, Calgary, AB.

2009   Susan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA.

             Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

2008   Newzones, Calgary, AB.

             Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.

             Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON.

             Alan Avery Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

             Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.

             Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID.


Museum Exhibitions

2010  Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.

2008  Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.



Selected Corporate Collections

Microsoft - Lincoln Square • Hilton Hotels • Target Canada Corporation • Elgan Corporation • Huntertdon • Ryerson University • Maple Leaf • McCarthy Tetraul • Le Cirque du Soleil • Transcontinental • BCF • Heenan-Blackie • Rogan Investment Management

Biography

Contemporary photographer, Joshua Jensen-Nagle captures scenes of leisure from a distance, often from high above, transforming people on beaches and ski-slopes into toy-like figures against sublime natural backdrops. Both of his ongoing series Endless Summer and Winter show people as colorful specks clustered on long stretches of sand or snow like abstract elements. His immersive, cinematic, large-scale photos invite viewers to lose themselves in the crowd and the striking landscape, sparking associations that might resemble the artist’s own memories of “childhood summers spent along the New Jersey shore and winters in the Poconos.”

In the tradition of photographers like Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, Jensen-Nagle’s images reveal arresting visual patterns in the everyday world and create dramatic shifts in perspective that show humans completely enveloped by their environment. Viewing photography as a “means to evoke emotion rather than document a reality,” he has spent a decade traveling the globe in search of beachscapes dotted with bathers and mountainscapes sprinkled with skiers to turn into compelling images, often hanging out of helicopters to capture his birds-eye views.

Based in Toronto, Jensen-Nagle has mounted over fifty exhibitions in the last dozen years across North America and Europe, including at the Griffin Museum in Boston and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. He has placed his photographs in numerous private and corporate collections including Microsoft, MasterCard International, Cirque De Soliel, Transcontinental, Target and Hilton Hotels, and has seen his work featured in a variety of publications, including Art In America, Canadian Art, Fashion and Harper’s.

Press

Joshua Jensen-Nagle

“My work over the past several years has explored the use of photography as a medium to create. Whether it is SX-70 Polaroid, photographic prints painted and then re-photographed, or shooting with the latest digital technology, I understand photography as a means to create rather than to document a reality, allowing the viewer to bring their own associations to the work.”

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