Josh Zubkoff is a San Francisco based artist, whose versatile work explores the intersection of pop culture and profound meaning. He is the Creative Director and a founding member of the Looking Up Arts Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization established in 2018 dedicated to large scale art installations. His monumental sculpture, Rainbow Bridge was recently featured in Art Basel Miami after debuting at Burning Man 2018. Built by over 100 volunteers, the Rainbow Bridge is a climbable 75’ wide and 30’ tall arch with a 15,000 lb steel frame, clad with vividly painted panels, and embedded with over 25,000 individually addressable LEDs.
His previous installation, Phoenicopterus Rex, a climbable 40-foot tall steel and fiberglass sculpture, had a central location at Burning Man 2017 and was covered by Rolling Stone, USA Today, National Geographic, W Magazine, and more.
He received his Studio Art degree from UCSB in 2003, moved to Berkeley in 2003 and San Francisco in 2006. In 2008 Zubkoff received notoriety for his mural Invisible Bike, an experimental project that allowed the community to come together and paint a large mural in an afternoon by dividing the amongst participants, which displayed on the side of a three-story building in downtown San Francisco. It was picked up by Fark, Digg, Laughing Squid, and Gawker. The mural was later included in the Jejune Institute’s tour of the city. His paintings and portraits has been featured in several galleries, public spaces, festivals, start-ups and private collections.