Joshua Hogan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joshua Hogan is a contemporary abstract painter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He utilizes an alla prima technique, applying wet paint on top of wet paint to achieve a fluid aesthetic. The paint creates a mix of runs, drips, and splatters, slowly forming spontaneous and interactive shapes he calls “wayfarers,” a term inspired by the writing of Kalhil Gibran. Joshua describes his creative process as “giving form to emotion.” The artist is passionate about living an artistic life across all channels of his career. When he is not painting, Joshua is an art consultant and the co-owner of a Pittsburgh gallery that supports emerging and mid-career artists. He also works professionally in the film and television industry as a scenic artist, and has worked on productions including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jack Reacher, and Marvel’s The Avengers.

Artist and Customer Comments

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R Sanford purchased this artwork. 4/23/2017 | 5:15 PM

I'm so impressed! The piece that I bought "Only One," is much more the image represented. The depth and texture are beautiful! It's truly unique. The Packaging couldn't be better, It arrived promptly and in pristine condition. I can't wait to buy another!

Joshua Hogan 4/2/2017 | 1:18 PM

Joshua Hogan is now exhibiting at The Vault Gallery in Cambria California.

Joshua Hogan 3/16/2017 | 5:12 PM

Joshua Hogan will exhibit at the Superfine! Art Fair via BoxHeart Gallery. May 4 - May 7, 2017 at 451 West 14th Street NYC during Frieze Week. For tickets contact:

Joshua Hogan 9/9/2016 | 10:34 AM

Joshua Hogan to exhibit at Aqua Art Miami via BoxHeart Gallery. November 30 - December 4, 2016 at the Aqua Hotel Room 210 on South Beach during Art Basel. For tickets contact:

Joshua Hogan 9/9/2016 | 10:32 AM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Monumental, October 3 - October 29 Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 6-9pm. Also features artwork by Alex and Shawn Watrous, Ron Copeland, and Stephanie Armbruster. UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA.

Joshua Hogan 4/19/2016 | 2:12 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania That was the River, This is the Sea May 10 - June 24 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21st, 5-8pm. Also features sculpture by James Shipman and a participatory window installation by Daria Sandburg.

Joshua Hogan 4/19/2016 | 2:10 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in New York Fridge Art Fair May 7-9 Opening: Saturday, May 7th, 8-10pm

Joshua Hogan 1/22/2015 | 1:25 PM

Upcoming Exhibit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Unspoken April 14 - May 15 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18th, 5 - 8pm The Unspoken features eight very different artists that created collaborative artwork by visually communicating. The resulting artwork is a stunning and fascinating display of form, color, texture, and composition, processed as another form of language with its own vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. Visual Collaborations by: Kyle Ethan Fischer, Joshua Hogan, Kuzana Ogg, Jennipher Satterly, Nicole Schneider, Romi Sloboda, Brenda Stumpf, and Shawn Watrous

Sweetly, Sweetly Float

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

30" h x 30" w x 2" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.


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Sweetly, Sweetly Float is from my 2016 series entitled, This Is the Sea. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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