Josiah King

Josiah's work will be on view at our Grand Opening on August 3rd, 2018. See our events page for details.

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Artist Statement

My work is about noticing the unnoticed. I look for otherwise unperceived qualities of beauty
and interest from my everyday surroundings.
For the past three years, my subjects have included the surfaces of floors and walls. These
mundane subjects first captured my attention after noticing a reflection on the hallway floor
outside of my studio. Though well-worn and disregarded, this floor found its brilliance as an
evening light met its surface. My work explores this relationship of surface to reflection, and
the space in between.
I have found that often the lowest and most overlooked elements of the world in which we live
can be the most significant. My hope is that others would also begin to slow down and
experience these resonant moments.

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Bio

Josiah King is an artist from North Carolina. King’s paintings are largely focused on finding
interesting yet typically unnoticed moments from his everyday surroundings. The artist earned
a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016, after
obtaining an art degree from the University of Mount Olive in 2012.
His work has been shown in many public venues, including the North Carolina Museum of Art,

North Carolina Contemporary Art Museum, United States Capitol Building in Washington DC,
and the Erie Art Museum. King’s work received special honors in Self, Observed, a juried
exhibition held in conjunction with the Rembrandt in America exhibit at the North Carolina
Museum of Art. He is the recipient of the Congressional Art Award, which reserved an
exhibition spot in the Congressional Building in Washington D.C. for one year. King’s paintings
have been included in the Chimera 13 Art Journal and featured on the cover of Voices Journal.
King is an adjunct professor of art at the University of Mount Olive, Barton College, and Wilson
Community College. The artist currently occupies a studio space at the Arts Council of Wayne
County, in Goldsboro NC.