Joshua Krause is a primarily self-taught artist driven by hope and humor. His art is an obsessive search to find his individual path in a world that seems to be on another page. Influenced as much by dreams as by stupid movies, Joshua relies on intuition and the unconscious to guide his work. Joshua’s work is a mix of the hand-made, the appropriated, the reused, the recycled, and the digital to create personal, therapeutic, abstract works. As a fine artist, Krause has exhibited his art in over 125 shows since 2000. His illustration and design work has landed him such clients as Scion, The New York Times, and Fuel TV, as well as inclusion in books, magazines, and DVDs. Born in NYC in 1977, and raised in Florida, Joshua lives and works in San Diego, CA. He has a BA from the University of Florida in English, and currently teaches art and design at High Tech High Media Arts. In January 2011, Joshua will be starting a residency with his students at the New Children’s Museum in San Diego. He also curates shows at an alternative gallery space in the Blind Lady Ale House. His favorite movie is Safe Men, he listens to Norwegian Black Metal, drinks a double-short Americano, and has dogs called Zola and Zeus.