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Joshua Ben Longo often wakes up to night terrors or visions of space/time portals in his closet. He spends the majority of his time making sculpture, painting, and conducting experiments in his studio. When not hallucinating or making art, he runs creative workshops, design lectures, and consults for creative agencies big and small. He believes in magic and would love nothing more than to go to outer space.

I am available for lectures, workshops, private commissions and/or commercial work.

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Joshua Ben Longo  b.1981

Artist. Designer. Teacher. 

B.I.D Industrial Design / Pratt Institute / 2003

 

Teaching History & Workshops:

Pratt Institute / Visiting Instructor / Industrial Design / Undergraduate Drawing & 3D Design  / May 2006-May 2012

New Jersey Institute of Technology / Adjunct Instructor / Foundation Drawing & Toy Design / Sept. 2007-Dec. 2011

Pictoplasma Berlin /  3D Character Fabric Workshop / 100 participants / Berlin April 2012

 

Lectures & Panels:

“A Ride Through My Imagin-Anus”  Pictoplasma Berlin 2012 :  Speakers included Gary Baseman, Nathan Jurevicius, Joel Trussell, Julia Pott, Raymond Lemstra, Femke Hiemstra, Florentijn Hofman, Mark Gmehling, Grant Orchard, Andy Rementer, Sauerkids & others. 45 min lecture / q & a

“Longoland: Bringin’ the Fun Since 1981″ Private Lecture for the Staff at VCCP Berlin / 2012

“Welcome To My Imagin-Anus”  Pictoplasma NYC 2011 @Parsons :  Speakers included Gary Taxali, Tim Biskup, Joel Trussell, Ben & Julia, Raymond Lemstra, Mark Jenkins, Geneviève Gauckler, Jeremyville, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, BeatBots and Jon Burgerman. 45 min lecture / q & a

“Turning Characters into Toys II” Moderated by I Heart Guts at San Diego Comic Con 2012 w/ Shawnimals, Nitin Bhargava (Kid Robot), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), Phil Barbato, Karen Brazell (Life with Tigers)

“Turning Characters into Toys” Moderated by I Heart Guts at NY Comic Con 2011 w/ Shawnimals, Nitin Bhargava (Kid Robot), Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), Phil Barbato, Karen Brazell (Life with Tigers)

“{Net}Working: Making the Most of Your {net} Work” Pratt Institute’s 125th 2011

“Breaking In” Brooklyn Designs 2008 Brooklyn, NY / A discussion with successful Pratt Alumni including Sam Cabot Cochran, Erika Doering, Liz Kinnmark,  and Sergio Silva

 

Solo Shows:

“Hypnagogia” / Brooklyn’s Wayfarers / Brooklyn, NY / 2014

“So Hush You Little Ones” / Ra / Antwerp, Belgium / 2010

“It May Be Contagious” / Shelburne Museum / Vermont / curator: Kory Rogers / 2008

 

Group Shows:

Pictoplasma / TBD / Berlin / 2014

Curious Beasts / Clutter Gallery  / Beacon, NY / 2014

Beasticon / Mark Miller Gallery  / NY, NY / curators: Nelson & Zito / 2013

Altered Mindscapes/ Clutter Gallery  / Beacon, NY / 2013

(IN) Action Figures / Clutter Gallery : w/ Brutherford, L’Amour Supreme, Ron English, Sucklord & others / Beacon, NY / 2013

Nathan Jureviscious Presents “ScaryGirl”  Toy Tokyo / NY, NY / 2012

Pictoplasma Post Digital Monsters : w/ Nina Braun, Hyein Lee, Raymond Lemstra, Steven Alexander, Megan Whitmarsh, & others / Berlin, Germany / 2012

Pictoplasma Post Digital Monsters : w/ Nick Cave, AJ Fosik, FriendsWithYou, Nina Braun, Hyein Lee, & others / La Gaite Lyrique / Paris, France / 2011

Pictoplasma & Cappellini Present : w/Genevieve Gauckler / Cappellini NYC / 2011

Playtime NYC : w/Collin Velkoff & Matthew Speedy / NYC 2011

Pratt Institute / Deans Gallery: w/Natalie Lanese / Brooklyn NY / 2009

Nouveaux Monstres (Exit Festival) : Maison des Arts de Créteil / Creteil, France / Maubeuge, France / 2009

Society of Contemporary Craft : w/ Eva Funderburgh / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / 2008

Hidden Depth : w/ Red Nose Studio, Matt Burlingame, & others / Subtext Gallery / San Diego / 2007

Plush week : Gallery 1988 / Los Angeles / 2007

Brooklyn Designs : Dumbo / Brooklyn, NY / 2007

Plush You : Schmancy / Seattle, Washington / 2006

Living Spaces : Supreme Trading / Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Haute Green : Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Block Party : 267 State Street / Brooklyn, NY / 2006

Plush Week : Gallery 1988 / Los Angeles, California / 2006

In Plush We Trust : Rotofugi / Chicago, Illinois / 2005

 

Published Articles:

“Naughty Fluff : A Tale From Longoland” Pidgin Magazine #9 Princeton School of Architecture (Fall 2010) p.16-25

Press:

Surface, Milk (France), Bonbek (France, Umag (Germany), Hi-Fructose, Flaunt, Metropolis, Interior Design,  Staf (Spain)…. to name a few.

 

Clients:  Pictoplasma / VCCP Berlin / O2 / Playtime Paris / Zoobe / Free People / BHLDN / Polo Ralph Lauren / Cambridge Silversmiths

 

Interview w/”WeHeart”


Interview w/We Make Money Not Art