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About Des Moines Iowa Artist Josh Sorrell


Iowa artist Josh Sorrell (1979) produces representational artwork altered by abstract elements. Using oil or charcoal as the preferred medium, Josh examines themes of personal and cultural significance while also attempting to draw a new perspective from accepted ideas. Subjects are often presented within a surreal atmosphere meant to strengthen its impact. This focus on combining both real and imaginary components allow the viewer to create their own unique interpretation.


I paint to explore human nature within our current social structures. The subjects of my work examine how our experiences affect our fragile identity.

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2018 Exhibits:

2018 – 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood | Juried Exhibit | Octogon Center For the Arts | Ames, Iowa

2018 – Des Moines Women’s Club Art Exhibition | Juried Exhibit | Hoyt Sherman Place | Des Moines, Iowa

2018 – Group Show | Gallery 104 | Kirksville, MO

2018 –  Featured Daily Artist | The Daily Palette | University of Iowa | Link Here


2017 Exhibits:

2017 – “Broken” | Ankeny Art Center | Ankeny, Iowa | Exhibit Date: October 3-November 29

2017 – “Broken” Artist Exhibition Review | Art Beacon Des Moines Iowa | Link Here

2017 –  Featured Daily Artist | The Daily Palette | University of Iowa | Link Here

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