As son of a Midwestern auctioneer, Joshua Wilichowski was exposed to the relationships people form with the objects around them at a very early age. His intimate watercolor paintings and sculptures of automotive parts and everyday items act as allegories that document the search for identity and worth within the submission of societal pressure.  Joshua received his BFA and MFA degrees in sculpture and drawing from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.   His exhibits regionally, nationally, and internationally.  Joshua teaches Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  He lives and works in Stillwater, MN.