Born in New Jersey and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he was homeschooled, Joshua Jenkins was exposed to the diverse culture, urban life, and the acclaimed museums of the eastern US. Over the summers he would travel to live with his father in central Kentucky, where he would eventually move. The relaxed and easy-going backwoods of the south contrasted with the fast-paced life of the north and created a deeply-ingrained dichotomy that influences his artistic work. Jenkins’ work is a communicative tool; his art is a sort of therapy for coping with stress and emotions. From his artist’s statement, Jenkins claims his work “is not to create art at expense of my own or others miseries, but rather to shine a light on the commonalities between us all…we all feel similar emotions”.
PUBLIC and CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
2018 Work selected for the Alley Gallery program (Louisville, KY)
2016 Commissioned for Public Mural at Somewhere Restaurant & Bar, Louisville, KY
2015 Selected artist for the Kroger Mural Project (Goss Ave location), Louisville, KY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY