About the artist

I live in Portland, Oregon, with my wife and our cats.

I’m currently working primarily in oil paints, which is this site’s current focus, though I’ve done work with other media, physical and digital, in the past.  I have a strong interest in geometric and mathematical forms, and a durable fixation on the Menger sponge and related fractal objects.

When I’m not painting, I run the long-standing web community MetaFilter, where I go by the nickname “cortex”.

I also write about my art-making, and who knows what else depending on the month, on my blog, joshmillard.com.

Feel free to email me at josh@joshmillard.com.

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