Josh Greene

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts

City, Country:

San Francisco, CA, United States


2007, 2008, 2009


June 2008 - Sept 2008


Born 1971 in Santa Monica, CA/USA.

He studied sculpture at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco (MA) and works as a lecturer at the same university.

Greene currently realizes conceptual projects that focus on themes like profitability, privateness, commerce and being an artist. His actual project »Service-Works« wants to bridge the gap between his work as a waiter in a fine-dining restaurant and his work as an artist.

By the founding of his own foundation he awards project grants to other artists. For this purpose he dedicates his one night’s worth tip income once a month.

Other projects include »Sophie Calle’s Bed« where Greene requested and received the bed of Sophie Calle, in order to help him through a grieving process; »Unlicensed Therapist« in which the artist was the co-creator of unlicensed therapy practice that has since been shut down by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; »Eat« where the artist started a fine-dining restaurant in his apartment. Greene documents these projects on his website

Selected exhibitions: »That’s My Side«, Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen, (2008), »Some Parts Might Be Greater Than The Whole«, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe (2008), »Amateurs«, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008), Re_Constructing, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn, Netherlands (2008), »Interruption of Hierarchies« Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz (2008), »Service-Works«, Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco (2007); »3 Minutes: 3 Hours«, EFA Gallery, New York City (2006); »Don’t Quit Yer Day Job«, Playspace, San Francisco (2006) and »On Making«, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA (2006); »Downtime: Constructing Leisure«, New Langton Arts, San Francisco (2005); »M’as-Tu Vue« (with Sophie Calle), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2004) and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2003).

In 2002 Josh Greene received the Artadia Grant Award, New York City.