Joshua Tomokazu Thomen y Takahashi is a Southern California-based artist. Through textiles, sculpture, and writing, he investigates his relationship to memory and utopia. The physicality of plushness translates an emotional softness and vulnerability to critique cultural politics. Thomen received his BFA in Sculpture/4D from California State University, Long Beach and is beginning his MFA in Art at University of California, Irvine. He lives and works in Long Beach, CA.