Dreams of Technology (2010) 30x40 inch Lightjet photocollage, exhibited in Crisscrossing, Cal Poly Pomona Museum, fall 2010
What has been exciting in 2011 so far has been the new opportunities that continue to arise from my now longstanding relationships with artist and gallery friends, who continue to include my work in future exhibitions, both in the United States as well as in Europe. This year I plan to create my first artist books, that combine my interest in art, architecture, photography, film, painting and other creative endeavors, including experimental theater, which is super exciting. I am looking forward to seeing this blog continue to grow in terms its already amazing global readership.
Dreams of Technology: Water to Land (2010) 30x40 inch Lightjet photocollage, exhibited in Crisscrossing, Cal Poly Pomona Museum, fall 2010
New York Upper West Side hostel, shot with iphone4, exhibited in GIFT SHOP, Another Year in LA gallery, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, fall 2010
New York Upper West Side hostel photograph (Hostel Lobby) , shot with an iphone 4, fall 2010
El Chubasco, archival digital photograph, part of Los Angeles at Night ongoing project, fall 2010
Koreatown restaurant with Korean political figures
, archival digital print, part of Los Angeles at Night ongoing project, fall 2010
GStation, photographic collage of 1940's gas station in Los Angeles, shot with iphone 4, February 2011
Los Angeles, California
Vincent Johnson in Los Angeles
Biography February 2011
Vincent Johnson lives and works in Los Angeles
Johnson’s work has been exhibited at Las Cienegas Projects, LAXART, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, the Kellogg Museum at Cal Poly Pomona, the P.S. 1. Museum, the SK Stiftung, Cologne, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art, 18th Street Arts, Santa Monica, Another Year in LA gallery at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles and the Boston University Art Gallery and several other venues.
Johnson’s photographic works engage both significant and neglected historical and contemporary cultural artifacts and is based on intensive research of his subjects. Upcoming are projects in Copenhagen and other European venues, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles.
Johnson received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1997. He studied with Mike Kelly, Jack Goldstein, Stephen Prina, Liz Larner, Chris Williams, Mayo Thompson (formerly of Art&Language), and Liz Larner.
Johnson is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was nominated for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004 and for the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for the Art Matters grant in 2008, and in 2009 nominated for Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles. In 201o he was named a United States Artists project artist.
Johnson’s work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Upcoming is a one person show in Copenhagen, a one person show at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a one person show at Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles