Josh Bricker was born in Torrance CA in 1980; at age 18, he served in the U.S. Air Force guarding nuclear missiles as a member of a Security Forces unit. Through funding from the G.I. Bill, he gained his BA from the California State University of Channel Islands and his MFA from Parsons in New York City. As a means for activating the human psyche, he often works with the mundane and familiar, (i.e. toys, anonymous vacation photos, appropriated video footage, etc.). Shifting popular points of emphasis through a reformation and re-patterning of the known and accepted to re-contextualize common experience. Bricker seeks to shed light on oppressive social structures that culture frequently takes for granted and is often indifferent to. Ultimately, his work provides no solutions and no answers. Rather, it exists as a signal, acting as a call to arms while serving as an ontological bruise to the human ego. He lives and works in New York.