Dion Johnson, born in 1975, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and his Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. Johnson is presently based in Los Angeles, CA.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 ‘Recent Work,’ Project 210. Pasadena, CA
2008 ’Isotope Series,’ Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2007 ‘Works on Paper,’ Empathy Design Company, South Pasadena, California
2005 ‘Radiance,’ Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
‘Continuous Transmission,’ Desiree’ Synder Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
2004 ‘New Paintings: Project Room,’ Stephen Stux Gallery, New York, New York
‘Wow and Flutter,’ Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2002 'Popsicle Scenarios,' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
'Softer Frequencies,' Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2001 Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (catalog)
Claremont University (MFA exhibition), Claremont, California
1998 Rebecca Ibel Gallery (Ibel Simeonov), Columbus, Ohio
ROY G BIV, Columbus, Ohio1997 Exposures Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Selectd Group Exhibitions
2008 ‘Center For The Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA
‘6th Annual $99.99 “Overhung Exhibition,’ Concrete Walls, Los Angeles CA
2007 ‘Family Garden,’ Elizabeth Paige Smith Atelier, Venice, California. curated by Shana Nys Dambrot and Elizabeth Paige Smith.
‘Pixel’ Harris Art Gallery, La Verne, California
2006 ‘Dion Johnson, Sush Machida Gaikotsu and Kelly McCormick,’ Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
‘Beauty/ The Sublime/ Intensity,’ Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2004 ‘Microclimate,’ The Harris Art Gallery, La Verne, California
‘Claremont Seven,’ Seven Degrees, Laguna Beach, California
‘Observations,’ Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
‘Reordering Reality: Collecting Contemporary Art,’ The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Ohio
2003 ‘Fresh: Works on Paper, A Fifth Anniversary,’ James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
'Ten Years in Columbus, Part 1,' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2001 'Summertime 2001, Part 2,' Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
'Informants,' The Harris Art Gallery, The University of La Verne: La Verne, California
'Homage: Roland Reiss,' Claremont Alumni Show, Center for the Arts, Claremont, California
'Cross-pollination,' curated by Susan Joyce, The Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, New York
2000 'Currencies,' Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, California
'New American Talent, 15th Exhibition,' curated by David Pagel, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas and traveling through 2001 to Shore Art Gallery, Abilene, Texas; Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Texarkana, Texas; Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas; Fire House Gallery, Del Rio, Texas
'Refractions in the Plastic Pulse' Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
1999 'Emerging Artists in Ohio,' Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio
1998 'Both,' First Year Graduate Exhibition,' Claremont Graduate University,
Claremont, California1997 'Ohio,' Rebecca Ibel Gallery (Ibel Simeonov), Columbus, Ohio
Nys Dambrot, Shana. ‘Plush’ Flavorpill Los Angles, November 7, 2008, online
Myers, Holly. ‘Around the Galleries’ Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2005, p. E30 ill.
Fryer-Kohles, Jeanne. ‘Painter crafts, mixed media into his personal diary,’ The Columbus Dispatch, January 25, 2004. p. D4.
Starker, Melissa. ‘Entering The Atmosphere,’ Alive, January 21, 2004, p. 21
James, Elizabeth Ann. ‘Art Blossoms On The Wind: Celebrating Time and Talent-Past and Present,’ The Short North Gazette, 2003. p.12.
Fryer-Kohles, Jeanne. ‘Sextet's Modern Pieces Sparkle,’ The Columbus Dispatch, April 6. 2003. p.F4.
Fryer-Kohles, Jeanne. ‘Childhood's Mystery Seen in Sunny Visions,’ The Columbus Dispatch, March, 2002. p. G7.
Johnson, Ken. Bill Maynes exhibition review, The New York Times, October 19, 2001, p. E40
Scheiber, Curtis. ‘Dion Johnson, Paintings That Dogs and Cats Can Understand’ Dialogue, January/February 2001, p. 28 (cover shot).
Pagel, David. catalog essay, ‘Dion Johnson,’ November 2000.
Hall, Jacqueline. ’Images Won’t Stand Still,’ The Columbus Dispatch, December 6, 1998.