Joshua Lawyer

. To Long Nights And The Stories They Tell 3 (2014)

Joshua Lawyer is a self-taught artist with a background in painting on walls that didn’t belong to him yet offered him a place to escape to when his world was too chaotic. Determined to become a good artist, he realized he needed to hone his skills in sketchbooks, a habit he still practices daily. Lawyer shifted from graffiti to fine art once the legal fees and his painting acumen reached a new level. His work uses the female figure, symbols and other tools to develop a narratives about "Finding Home" and "Getting Lost". Born and raised in the Bay Area, Lawyer still lives and works there.

Artist Talks


Joshua Lawyer discusses the concepts and techniques behind his large-scale piece, Homebody.

Where Did You Go?

Where Did You Go? looks at how substance abuse can make a person disappear.

6 Past Shows

Recent Works

January 2022

Nocturnal Diversions

Nocturnal Diversions

November 2021

Affordable Art Series

Affordable Art Series

December 2014

Polyptych Tales

Polyptych Tales

November 2013

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