Josh Arbarbanel, Reef, Mixed Media
Joshua Abarbanel received dual undergraduate degrees in art and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters of Fine Art from the University of California at Los Angeles. Abarbanel’s work was the focus of a solo exhibition in 2014 at Hinge Parallel Gallery (Culver City, California). Two sculptures from his Reef series were included at the Fleming Museum of Art (Burlington, Vermont) in the group show In Grain: Contemporary Works in Wood (2015). He has been commissioned by the Jewish Museum Berlin to create a large-scale sculpture for their fall 2016 exhibition, Golem, and a new body of work inspired by his recent shipboard residency in the Artic Circle will appear at the Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) in early 2017. Abarbanel lives and works in Santa Monica, California.