Joshua Newth is Associate Professor of Art and the Foundations Coordinator at Southeast Missouri State University. Born in Toronto, Canada he received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wayne State University. Newth’s work explores mankind’s relationship with nature and the often overlooked and intimate effects we have on our surroundings. In his 2020 exhibition, Acts of Unreason, Newth’s work examined the ubiquity of detritus, specifically the multifaceted nature of litter and its connection to our lives and the anthropogenic results on the environment. Newth’s work is exhibited nationally, including Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Masur Museum, Canton Museum of Art, and Louisiana State University; and has been a visiting artist at Murray State University, Cleveland State University, and twice been a guest lecturer at Southeast Missouri State University’s Crisp Museum’s Speaker Series where he discussed Expressionism and the Feminist Spirit in Early 20th Century German Art, and The Young British Artists: Transcending the Object.