The Killer Downstairs
PROD: Tension Productions Inc.
Josh takes on the role of Detective Fitzgerald, a no-nonsense cop who is assigned to investigate a distraught Cindy Busby.

PROD: Snorkeling Prod.
Portraying the role of a trap house dealer, Byer appears in this debut feature from veteran music video director Emil Nava.

PROD: CW Network
Josh joins the cast of Season 6 as Officer Parks, a sinister enemy of the Red Arrow and ally of Diaz.

Woman on the Run

PROD: Johnson Production Group
Co-starring as contract killer "Lyle",  Josh appears in this made-for-television movie featuring Sarah Butler.

Romeo Section

Josh will appear as a Guest Star on the Season 2 premiere of this Vancouver-based series helmed by Chris Haddock.


PROD: Gold Star

Cast as a Sniper in this Telefilm-backed dramatic feature, Byer is scheduled to begin principal photography in June 2016.

The Wrong Girl
PROD: Kirk Shaw

Reprising his role as the ever-diligent officer, Byer appears in this television drama slated for 2015 release.

Meteor Assault
PROD: Marvista Entertainment 
Playing the role of "Hank", Byer joins the ensemble cast of a new sci-fi feature from director Jason Bourque.

Stolen Dreams
PROD: Kirk Shaw
Josh has been cast as "Elijah" in this made-for-television thriller. Principal photography will begin in December 2014.

PROD: CW Network
Josh appears on the pilot of Rob Thomas' edgy new series.


White Slaves of the Nootka
PROD: Brightlight Pictures

Telefilm-funded historical drama. Josh is scripting this feature under the supervision of veteran producer Shawn Williamson.

Black Fly Summer

PROD: Gold Star

This dramatic feature completed principal photography in Mar 2014. Byer served as Story Editor on the project, and plays the role of "Sam" in the film.




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Josh Byer is an artist residing in Vancouver, Canada. His clients & collaborators include Armada Records, Armin van Buuren, Best Buy, Brightlight Pictures, The Canadian University Press, CBC, Gutter, ill.Gates, Interscope, Keystone Entertainment, Laidback Luke, McClelland & Stewart, MTV, NBC, New Line Cinema, Nissan, The Ottawa Citizen, R3HAB, Simon Fraser University, Southam News, Sony Entertainment, Spinnin' Records, Staples, SyFy, Trevor Guthrie, USC, Victory Square Publications, and The Yale Record. A Juno and Journey Prize nominee, Josh is also a grant recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts. His work has won awards from the Montreal World Film Festival, the Northwestern Film Festival, the LEOs, and Kodak Canada. In the summer of 2015, Josh was awarded his first Gold record from Sony Canada.

Featured in hundreds of publications, Byer's artwork has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Vancouver alongside Picasso, Dali, Matisse, and the Group of Seven. Licensed by international manufacturers such as Trademark Global, The Metaverse Corporation, and Chamton Pty, Josh's artwork now appears on merchandise available via dozens of retailers -- including Walmart, Amazon, and Over 15 million unique viewers have now visited his online galleries.

Faux Fauvism is celebrated as "The New Neon" in this recent feature from AISLIN Magazine.

The Fresh Design Blog acclaims the Faux Fauvist art movement as "Stunning" in a pictorial of new works.

The 1st Canadian Exhibition of Faux Fauvist Artwork  is featured in this new article from the New West Record.

Josh recently sat down with VoyageLA to discuss his upcoming exhibition in New Westminster, Canada.

Italy's Relief Magazine features an issue-wide edition dedicated to Faux Fauvism.

"Soundwave" now appears at #30 in the Top 150 Canadian Airplay Songs from Nielsen and Billboard Canada. The comprehensive list includes considers every track released since 1995.

A variety of new work will be presented during the "Drinkin' Smokin' and West Coastin" exhibition at Los Angeles' The Think Tank Gallery. The show opens Aug 19 and runs through September.

Beginning on August 31st, The Maury Young Centre of the Arts in Whistler will have a variety of Faux Fauvist paintings on display.  Further information about the "Beautiful Bizarre" exhibition can be found here.

Upcoming interviews and pictorials are slated for the Summer 2017 issues of The Satellite Journal, A5, Veux Magazine, and Jute Fashion.

In May 2017, Trademark Fine Art launched their Josh Byer collection via a variety of retailers -- including Destination Home, Wayfair, Better Homes and Gardens, Amazon, Walmart, and Groupon.  Licensed artwork can now be found on thousands of products.

Douglas College has confirmed that the Amelia Douglas Gallery will host Josh's debut Canadian solo show in Autumn 2018.

Warmest thanks to for their lovely feature on Faux Fauvism.

Josh has signed an administration deal with Red Brick Songs, a division of Casablanca Music Publishing. He is now developing materials for a variety of musicians both in Canada and abroad.

Journalist Diana Shi has penned a feature about Byer's work & the Faux Fauvist art movement for VICE NEWS. Additional pictorials can be found in recent issues of OPALUS, The ARTBO, Creative Boom, and 1968 Magazine.

Nominated for a 2016 Leo Award in the Best Music Video category for his work on "Strong Hands", Josh shares the nomination and his congratulations with Trevor Guthrie and Tawgs Salter.

The music video for the acoustic version of "Let it Go" has now been released. Josh co-directed the video with Trevor Guthrie. 

"Let it Go" by Laidback Luke and Trevor Guthrie has reached #12 on the Canadian Billboard Top 40.  A contributing lyricist, Byer sends his warmest congratulations to Sony Canada, Mixmash Records, and EB Inc.

Josh co-directed "Strong Hands", a new music video for Trevor Guthrie. All proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors of Canada.

Byer has new work appearing in the summer issues of Trend Prive Magazine, beauNU Magazine, TCHAD Quarterly and 180 Magazine. Josh is currently featured in publications from Silenced Press & Creativos Online, and has upcoming work slated to appear in Kodd Magazine, Avari Magazine, and Foxhole Magazine.

Celebrating the release of the Unsung Heroes EP, Josh is honored to have collaborated with KJ Sawka and ill.Gates. Byer participated in the conceptualization of the EP's promotional campaign.

The pop version of Soundwave has been released online via Sony Music & EB Inc. Josh co-directed the music video with Trevor Guthrie.

Josh was recently named as a nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Soundwave has been nominated for a 2015 Juno Award in the "Best Dance Recording" category. A contributing lyricist, Byer shares the nomination with Trevor Guthrie, R3HAB and Tawgs Salter.

1968 Magazine features an interview with Josh Byer in their Winter 2015 issue

Josh is thrilled to have signed an exclusive representation deal with Jack Appelman at Art Licensing International. He is now developing a variety of illustrations for textile & consumer markets.

Great Big Canvas has licensed a considerable portion of Byer's back catalog. A collection of canvases, wall peels, and art prints are now available.

Songwriting partner of Grammy-nominated & Juno-winning artist Trevor Guthrie, Josh contributed lyrics to the recently released single "Soundwave". A collaboration with DJ R3HAB, the song is currently in heavy rotation in the Americas & Europe, and entered the MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown in December 2014.

Elegant Magazine, Em Dash Literary Magazine, FORGE Art Magazine, myp Magazine and Silver Apples Magazine will be featuring Josh's artwork in their Fall & Winter 2014 issues.