Joshua Kosker

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Joshua Kosker
Art Shop Supervisor and Area Coordinator of Foundation Art
(269) 387-2462
(269) 387-2477
K1138 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., Bowling Green State University
  • B.F.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Joshua Kosker joined the Frostic School of Art in 2022 as the Art Shop Supervisor and Area Coordinator for Foundation Art. Joshua is a contemporary jeweler and visual artist originally from western Pennsylvania. His work explores impermanence and counterintuitive methodologies, while examining craft, materiality, and the body. Joshua exhibits nationally and internationally, with his work recently published in several books including: New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs; To the Point: Pin Mechanisms and Brooch Back Design; and Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox. He received his MFA from Bowling Green State University and his BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Joshua has participated in artist residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Touchstone Center for Crafts. In addition to his creative practice, he has held teaching appointments at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bowling Green State University, and Indiana University-Bloomington.