Photograph by Justin Langlois
Joshua Babcock is a multidisciplinary visual artist and musician from Windsor, Ontario. Joshua creates works that relate to themes such as environmental aesthetics, human connection to consumer products, and biological structures and processes. With a particular interest in understanding form and function, he spends the majority of his time working with paint, ink, graphite, found objects, and photography to explore the inner and outer workings of structures. He records electronic music under the moniker “The Oceanographer” and has contributed music to the OLN television series Descending. He has also released music on the Windsor/Detroit-based label Detroit Underground, which specializes in digital and short-run vinyl releases. He holds a B.A. in Visual Arts from the University of Windsor and is currently living and working in Windsor.
Joshua has been a senior research fellow of Broken City Lab Artist Collective since 2008. Broken City Lab’s projects have been featured in Fuse Magazine, Public Journal, Next American City, Alternatives, GOOD, the National Post, the Toronto Star, NPR (WDET, NPHR), CBC Radio One, CBC television, Le Téléjournal, The Windsor Star, the A-Channel, Wooster Collective, PSFK, and Tree Hugger, presented and exhibited across North America including the Art Gallery of Windsor, TRUCK Gallery, Forest City Gallery, Propeller Centre, Open Engagement, and CAFKA, and have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the University of Windsor Humanities Research Group, OPIRG Windsor, and the City of Windsor.