Joshua LaRock (b. 1982) graduated in 2005 from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business. While working within the music industry, Joshua quickly found that the call to be an artist had become too compelling and began looking for traditional places of study. From 2006 to 2009 he studied classical drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier under the instruction of Jacob Collins. While there he was also instructed by Travis Schlaht, Douglas Flynt, Camie Davis and Scott Waddell.

Joshua's work has been exhibited at Meredith Long & Company, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, and Atlanta Art Gallery. He has received a First Place Award in the Drawing Category of the Art Renewal Center's 2007 International Salon and a First Place Award in their 2008 Scholarship Competition.

www.joshualarock.com


Night Class - Figure Drawing and Painting

Night Class - Long Pose Portrait Drawing and Painting

Summer Workshop - Portrait Drawing and Painting


EDUCATION

Water Street Atelier, New York, New York
04/2006-02/2009
Intensive classical drawing and painting study under Jacob Collins.

Hudson River School for Landscape, New York
08/2007
Instruction in landscape painting and drawing in the tradition of the original Hudson River School.

University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Graduated 05/2005 - Bachelor of Science in Music, Summa Cum Laude
Major: Music Industry Studies with a focus in Music Business.


EXHIBITIONS

Jacob Collins & the Water Street Atelier
Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008

The Water Street Atelier
Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas
2008

The Holiday Show
Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia
2007

Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia
2007-Present

Gallery 71, New York, New York
2006-Present

Art Student Showcase, New York, New York
2006-Present


AWARDS

First Place
2008 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition

First Place
2007 Art Renewal Center International Salon
Drawing Category

Second Place
2007 Art Renewal Center Scholarship Competition


PUBLICATIONS

The Hudson River School for Landscape: Reviving an American Tradition
American Artist, Workshop
Winter 2007

Drawing Education Supplement
American Artist, Drawing
Fall 2007