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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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
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 Suzan 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.
2007 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Newzones, Calgary, AB.
2006 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON.
Upcountry Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2004 Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Sounds of the Sea, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Art Market SF, San Francisco,CA.
Art Context, New York, NY.
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL.
2015 Context - Art Basel, Miami, FL.
Art Toronto, ON.
Art Miami, New York, NY.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
2014 Summer Focus Series: Beaches, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
2013 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX..
2012 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX..
2011 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
2010 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
Justiina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2009 Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 Jenkins Johnston Gallery, New York, NY.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach, FL.
Bridge Miami, Miami, FL.
Red Dot Art Fair, London, UK.
NEXT, Chicago, IL.
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
Suzan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2007 Newzones, Calgary, AB.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
2006 Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Newzones, Calgary, AB.
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
FCP-Presented in association with Edward Day and Angel
Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Galerie Goldie, Montreal , QC.
Bridge Miami, Miami, FL.
Art 212, New York, NY.
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON.
2005 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Part Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON.
2004 T.I.W. Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Presidents Exhibition Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
2002 Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ.

Museum Exhibitions
2010 Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.
2008 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.


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Auctions
2016 Buy Art Not Kids, Toronto, ON.
Arts Umbrella, Toronto, ON.
ART GEMS, Toronto, ON.
Waterkeeper, Toronto, ON.
2015 ART GEMS, Toronto, ON.
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.
Snap Live Auction, Toronto, ON.
Auctions
2016 • Buy Art Not Kids, Toronto, ON. • Arts Umbrella, Toronto, ON. • ART GEMS, Toronto, ON. • 2015 • Waterkeeper, Toronto, ON. • ART GEMS, Toronto, ON. • 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. • Snap Live Auction, Toronto, ON.

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Publications
2013 Canadian Art
2012 Toronto Home Magazine
Harpers
2010 Photo Life
Now Magazine, December
Toronto Star, July 8
Galleries West, Spring 2010
2009 Flash Forward
Canadian H+H Artists File, November
Mirror, Vol. 25 No. 08
enROUTE, May 1
2008 FFWD, July 08
The Wood River Journal, March 14
2007 Contact Magazine, May 1-31
Now Magazine, May 3 Issue 1391
Swerve Magazine, March 24
Preview, March-February
Swerve Magazine, January 26
Calgary Herald, February
2006 FWWD, Vol. 11 No. 35
Toronto Life, June
Swerve Magazine, July 21
Globe and Mail, February 16
Canadian Art, Vol. 22 No. 04
2005 Now Magazine, Issue 1232
2004 Function Magazine, Issue 5
2003 MacLean’s, August 25
2002 Slant Review, Issue 4

Selected Corporate Collections
Hilton Hotels Target Canada Corporation • Elgan Corporation • Huntertdon • Ryerson University • Maple Leaf • McCarthy Tetrault
• Le Cirque du Soleil • Transcontinental • BCF • Heenan-Blackie • Rogan Investment Management


Press

PRESS

Selected Artworks

Education
2003 BFA, Ryerson University, Image Arts, Photographic Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions
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 Suzan 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.
2007 Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC.
Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Newzones, Calgary, AB.
2006 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Parts Gallery Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON.
Upcountry Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2004 Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Sounds of the Sea, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Art Market SF, San Francisco,CA.
Art Context, New York, NY.
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL.
2015 Context - Art Basel, Miami, FL.
Art Toronto, ON.
Art Miami, New York, NY.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
2014 Summer Focus Series: Beaches, Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
2013 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX..
2012 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX..
2011 Bau-Xi Photo, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
2010 Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Market SF, San Francisco, CA.
Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX.
Justiina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2009 Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
2008 Jenkins Johnston Gallery, New York, NY.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach, FL.
Bridge Miami, Miami, FL.
Red Dot Art Fair, London, UK.
NEXT, Chicago, IL.
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
Suzan Street Gallery, San Diego, CA.
2007 Newzones, Calgary, AB.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY.
LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA.
2006 Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON.
Newzones, Calgary, AB.
Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
FCP-Presented in association with Edward Day and Angel
Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Galerie Goldie, Montreal , QC.
Bridge Miami, Miami, FL.
Art 212, New York, NY.
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON.
2005 Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Part Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON.
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON.
2004 T.I.W. Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Presidents Exhibition Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
2002 Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ.

Museum Exhibitions
2010 Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.
2008 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB.


======= Both Auction Sections Identical/Different Formats=========

Auctions
2016 Buy Art Not Kids, Toronto, ON.
Arts Umbrella, Toronto, ON.
ART GEMS, Toronto, ON.
Waterkeeper, Toronto, ON.
2015 ART GEMS, Toronto, ON.
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.
Snap Live Auction, Toronto, ON.
Auctions
2016 • Buy Art Not Kids, Toronto, ON. • Arts Umbrella, Toronto, ON. • ART GEMS, Toronto, ON. • 2015 • Waterkeeper, Toronto, ON. • ART GEMS, Toronto, ON. • 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. • Snap Live Auction, Toronto, ON.

====================================================

Publications
2013 Canadian Art
2012 Toronto Home Magazine
Harpers
2010 Photo Life
Now Magazine, December
Toronto Star, July 8
Galleries West, Spring 2010
2009 Flash Forward
Canadian H+H Artists File, November
Mirror, Vol. 25 No. 08
enROUTE, May 1
2008 FFWD, July 08
The Wood River Journal, March 14
2007 Contact Magazine, May 1-31
Now Magazine, May 3 Issue 1391
Swerve Magazine, March 24
Preview, March-February
Swerve Magazine, January 26
Calgary Herald, February
2006 FWWD, Vol. 11 No. 35
Toronto Life, June
Swerve Magazine, July 21
Globe and Mail, February 16
Canadian Art, Vol. 22 No. 04
2005 Now Magazine, Issue 1232
2004 Function Magazine, Issue 5
2003 MacLean’s, August 25
2002 Slant Review, Issue 4

Selected Corporate Collections
Hilton Hotels Target Canada Corporation • Elgan Corporation • Huntertdon • Ryerson University • Maple Leaf • McCarthy Tetrault
• 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.