Joshua Huyser was born and raised in and around Bozeman, Montana. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 2001. His work concentrates on discovering abstract moments in everyday objects and tenderly applies marks that denote and describe, that which moved him, onto the surface he is working with. He is a formalist at heart and his paintings celebrate the translation of three-dimensional objects into two dimensions. He has exhibited internationally, including several solo exhibitions over the past 15 years. He lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.