Joshua Short

In residence
December 11 - December 18, 2016

April 8 - May 18, 2017

In cooperation with the Joan Mitchell Center and Foundation, Long Road Projects is pleased to be hosting artist and sound sculpture extraordinaire Joshua Short and his roving pirate radio station Bomb Shelter Radio: Lucille Valentine as part of his 2016 US tour! Joshua Short and BSR has been bringing live radio performances to towns and cities across the country, over the last five months and Jacksonville will be the next stop. Kicking off on December 12th, Josh will set up Bomb Shelter Radio in Jacksonville at Nighthawks and broadcast nightly throughout the week until December 17th!

The broadcast will be aired live on an open F.M. band in Jacksonville, in addition to livestreaming on

The Lucille Valentine is a mobile radio trailer built out of a 1978 Chevy LUV pickup. The 2016 tour across the country will be dedicated to the victims of the bombings of Nagasaki, and the cultural implications of that act. Josh creates radio broadcasts that mix sonic detritus of eras past with contemporary sounds and music. Through the ongoing radio performance, he aims to uncover new ways of understanding at our cultural history post WWII.

Joshua Short holds a Master's of Fine Art degree from the University of California Davis and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. He was awarded a Joan Mitchell foundation grant, and a Graduate fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2010. Joshua has had several solo exhibits at venues such as the Bedford Gallery, Johansson Projects, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and Evergold Gallery. Mr. Short has also participated in several artist in Residencies within the United States and abroad. He was awarded a Vermont Studio Center full fellowship in 2013 and recently activated a pirate Radio station at the 33 Officiana Creativa residency in Toffia, Italy. He also the Founding member of the art group Cardboard Institute of Technology, and he is a 3rd degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do, which he attributes to his success as a visual Artist. 

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