Joshua Sin is a Canadian-born artist/designer living in Portland, Oregon. Trained as an Industrial Designer, he’s spent 10+ years working in corporate America, leading advanced innovation projects in retail, sports, and technology.
In his practice, he explores the tension between physical craft and digital space. He sculpts textiles from found materials and deconstructed used clothing, sewing new patterns and experimenting with traditional quilting and mending techniques to create new fashions. He then inserts his fashion into digital 3D universes, constructing mysterious characters and worlds around his clothing design.
Ultimately, Josh’s work asks the viewer to question perception: What is old and new, trash and elegance, digital and reality, art and commercial.
Joshua is currently experimenting with tufting guns, 3D scanning, and parametric design while researching his family’s immigrant stories, model minority identities, and corporate American culture.