Lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland
Through his work, Littlefield unveils the realities of an upbringing in a nationwide “bully culture” (one that values cutthroat emotionless success over vulnerability) as an LGBTQIA+ youth, and the resulting avoidance strategies and/or coping mechanisms that he (and many others) have developed in response. Much of his work serves as a de-compartmentalization of personal grief and insecurity (and an invitation for others to reflect and do the same) - in other words, each body of work is a long-overdue release of pressure. He achieves this exploration via translating language, memory, thought, sensation, and other nebulous aspects of the human experience into the perceptual and tangible spectrum through digitally and physically experimental means.
Joshua Littlefield (b. 1995) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in the contexts of photography, collage and sculpture. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, he obtained his B.F.A in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017, and his M.F.A in Photography and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020.
His artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and institutions including RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver, CO, The Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA, Scarab Club in Detroit, MI, The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, and Gologorski Gallery in Krakow, Poland, and printed in publications including The Hand Magazine and Pastiche Magazine.