Josh Hughes is a sculptor fascinated with technology and the everyday world around him. He received his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon (2019), and received his BFA in Sculpture from Pacific Northwest College of Art (2017). During his eight years spent on active duty (2005 - 2013) in the U.S. Army he served for multiple deployments overseas which included deployments to Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Throughout his time serving in the U.S. Army his military occupational speciality was an Interrogator, Human Intelligence Collector, and French Linguist who specialized in Military Source Collection operations. Some of the notable Department of Defence Courses he graduated from are the Advanced Leadership Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ (2012) which is advance training in Human Intelligence Collection and Management, the Source Operations Course, Fort Huachuca, AZ (2009) which is advanced and classified training in intelligence collection methods from human sources, the French Language Course at the Defence Language Institute, Monterey, CA (2008) where he trained to a college proficiency in the French language with a focus in intelligence gathering, conversation, and translation, and the 35M Humint Intelligence Collector/Interrogator Course at the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, AZ (2005) where he was trained to a collect intelligence information via interrogation and low level military source operations from human sources. Josh Hughes was medically retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant from injuries sustained in combat (2013).
Josh Hughes’ awards include BFA Sculpture Award (2017), 3rd Place in Marion County Fair Juried Show of Fine Art in Photography (1996), Army Commendation Medal 5th Award, Army Achievement Medal 3rd Award, Combat Action Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and many Others.
Josh Hughes has also shown Nationally and Internationally. Some of his notable works have been showcased in the Sundance Film Festival (2017), Sapporo International Snow Sculpture Competition, Sapporo, Japan (2017), Fringe Festival, Ashland Oregon (2018), was a selected artist for Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Special Exhibit “Layers: The Evolving Art of 3D Printmaking” (2018), and Time Based Arts Festival, Portland Oregon (2018).