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The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Emmett), 2008 Lambda Print 48 1/2 X 73 in © Courtesy of the artist and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
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© Courtesy the Artist & Monique Meloche Gallery
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© image courtesy of RENTAL and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery
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installation view of Smoke and Mirrors, 2009 © Courtesy of the artist & The Sculpture Center
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detail of Cosmic Topology, 2009 Black Soap, Wax, Shea Butter, Brass, Silver Gelatin Print, Plants 8' X 12' X 8" © Sculpture Center
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Valerie and Katie, 2009 Archival Pigment Print 40 X 30 Inches (101.6 X 76.2 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and David Kordansky Gallery
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Sweet Sweet Runner , 2010 Still © Courtesy of the artist & Salon 94
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Lush Life Wall Installation, back, 2010 Mixed Media © Pedro Barbeito
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Love in Outer Space © Courtesy Galerie Guido W. Baudach and the artist
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Cosmic Slop "Black Orpheus" (detail) , 2011 Black Soap, Wax 182.9 X 243.8 X 4.4 Cm / 72 X 96 X 1 3/4 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth New York (Photo: Martin Parsekian)
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Cosmic Slop "Black Orpheus", 2011 Black Soap, Wax 182.9 X 243.8 X 4.4 Cm / 72 X 96 X 1 3/4 in © Martin Parsekian/Courtesy Hauser & Wirth
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Triple Consciousness, 2009 Black Soap, Wax, Vinyl in Album Cover, Shea Butter, Plant, and Brass 48 X 96 In. (121.9 X 243.8 Cm) © Courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
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Death by Black Hole "The Crisis", 2010 Steel, Black Soap, Wax, Books, Shea Butter, Plant, Space Rocks, Mirror, Gold Paint, Stained Wood 96 1/2 X 76 1/4 X 30 In. © Courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
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Daybed 2 (detail), 2012 Burned Red Oak, Black Soap, Wax, Zebra Skin © Photo: Martin Parsekian. Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
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Cosmic Slop "27th of June", 2012 (detail) Black Soap, Wax 96.5 X 132.5 X 3 Inches (245.1 X 336.6 X 7.6 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and David Kordansky Gallery
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Jonathan with Eyes Closed, 1999 Toned Silver Gelatin Print 21 ½ X 27 ½ In. Artist’s Proof. © Collection of Paul and Dedrea Gray, Chicago
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"Our People, Kind Of" , 2010 Black Soap, Wax, Brass, Books, Spray Paint, Plants, Shea Butter © Courtesy of the artist & Acquavella Galleries
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Remembering D.B. Cooper, 2013 Plants, Burlap, Shea Butter, Wood (site-specific Installation ) © Courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche gallery
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We Wonder, 2013 Mirrored Tile, Black Soap, Wax, Shea Butter, Plant, Books, Vinyl 248.9 X 307.3 X 30.5 Cm / 98 X 121 X 12 in © Courtesy of the artist & Hauser & Wirth Zürich
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Phoenix Bird (detail), 2013 Burned Red Oak Flooring, Black Soap, Wax and Spray Enamel 96 1/2 X 72 1/2 X 3/10 in © Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York
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© Courtesy of the artist & The George Economou Collection
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The Long Dream, 2014 Burned Red Oak Flooring, Black Soap, Wax, Spray Enamel, Vinyl, Steel, Bamboo, Shea Butter, Books, Plants, Mirrored Planter 133.87 X 140.25 X 12 Inches (340 X 356.2 X 30.5 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and David Kordansky Gallery
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Another Star, 2014 Bronze Panel, Black Soap, Wax 124.8 X 99.4 X 1.3 Cm / 49 1/8 X 39 1/8 X 1/2 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row)
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Untitled Anxious Men, 2015 White Ceramic Tile, Black Soap, Wax 47 1/2 X 34 1/2 X 2 Inches © Rashid Johnson, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Martin Parsekian.
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Untitled Anxious Men, 2015 (detail) White Ceramic Tile, Black Soap, Wax, 47 1/2 X 34 1/2 X 2 Inches © Rashid Johnson, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo by Martin Parsekian
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Self-Portrait as the black Jimmy Connors in the finals of the New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club Summer Tennis Tournament, 2008 Lambda Print 60 X 48 Inches, Ed. 5/5 © Image courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
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© For Gansevoort
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Untitled Escape Collage, 2016 White Ceramic Tile, Black Soap, Wax, Vinyl, Spray Enamel 241.3 X 360.7 X 6.4 Cm / 95 X 142 X 2 1/2 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Hauser & Wirth
Quick Facts
Current Exhibitions and Events
May, 2014
Man in the Mirror
Vanhaerents Art Collection
Statement

American, born 1977, lives New York

Education
2004-2005 School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL
2000 Columbia College, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts

Solo Exhibitions
2009
The Dead Lecturer Laboratory Dojo and Performance Space
, Power House Memphis, TN
2008
I Hope I’m Funny, annarumma 404, Naples, Italy
The New Escapist Promised Land Garden and Recreation Center, moniquemeloche, Chicago
Cosmic Slops, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Sharpening My Oyster Knife, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany
The Dead Lecturer, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY
2007
Dark Matters, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
2005
Young, Gifted and Black 404 arte contemporanea, Naples, Italy
Stay Black and Die moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago
The Production of Escapism Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana
2004
solo project booth, LISTE The Young Art Fair in Basel moniquemeloche gallery
2003
The Rise and Fall of the Proper Negro, moniquemeloche Chicago IL
2002
12x12: New Artist/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
New Work, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000
Manumission Papers, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009
Under Control curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Re-Addressing Identities: Clothing as Sculpture, curated by Barbara Bloemink, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Chicago, IL
2008
30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (traveling, venues to be determined)
Made in Chicago: Photographs from the Bank of American LaSalle Collection
, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Across the Divide: Reconsidering the Other, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Creswell Crags, Lisa Cooley, New York
Ahh, Decadence curated by Lisa Wainright, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL (August)
Summer Mixtape Volume 1: the Get Smart edition, Exit Art, NY
curated by Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati
Zero Zone curated by David Hunt, Tracey Williams, Ltd., NY
2007
For the Love of the Game: Race and Sports, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, curated by Franklin Sirmans and Rehema Barber
Look Into The Rays…in collaboration with Rob Davis and Mike Langlois, moniquemeloche, Chicago
Color Line curated by Odili Donald Odita for the Luanda Triennial in Angola
travel schedule: Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, June-July 2007.
CIEL, Centre international d'exposition de Larouche, Canada, Fall 2007.
University of South Africa Art Gallery, UNISA, Pretoria, Spring 2008.
Projet Est-Ouest, Espace 72, Dison, Verviers, Belgium curated by Claude Degueldre
MCA Exposed:Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
2006
A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: colors, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany
American Identities, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY. curated by Terry Carbone
Look Into the Rays of the New Solar Sun Rising, Markus Winter Gallery, Berlin
Scarecrow, Postmasters, New York, NY. curated by David Hunt
2005
NAPOLI PRESENTE Posizioni e Prospettive dell-Arte Contemporarea, PAN Contemporary Art Museum, Naples Italy (Oct)
Wish, COCA Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle WA (Sept)
Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, San Diego Museum of Art and Museum of Photographic Arts, CA, curated by Coco Fusco (catalogue)
Crossings: 10 artists from Kaohsiung & Chicago Chicago Cultural Center (July), Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Nov), co-curated by Greg Knight & Tseng Fangling
International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, Prague (May-Sept)
In Search of a Continuous Present curated by Lynne Warren, MCA Chicago
Not Too Loose and Not Too Tight, DCKT Contemporary, New York
2004
Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, Seattle Art Museum, WA curated by Coco Fusco (catalogue)
A Perfect Union…More or Less, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago curated by Hamza Walker
About Face: Photographic Portraits from the Collection, Art Institute of Chicago
Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Inside Out: Portrait Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum, NY
The Perfect Number, 404contemporanea, Naples, Italy
2003
Only Skin Deep: Chancing Visions of the American Self, ICP New York curated by Coco Fusco (catalogue)
The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center Minneapolis curated by Olukemi Ilesanmi
A Century of Collection: African American Art, Art Institute of Chicago curated by Daniel Schulman
2002
Manumission Papers, Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV
Cut, Pulled, Colored, and Burnt, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL curated by Michael Rooks
2001
Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY curated by Thelma Golden
Bastard (son of hot sauce), Law Office, Chicago IL
Musings: Contemporizing Tradition Gallery 312, Chicago, IL curated by Kathryn Hixson and
Nathan Mason
2000
A Decade of Acquisitions, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1999
Seeing In the Dark, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, MI, Chicago, IL
New Artists, Old Techniques, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography
2009
Grunitzky, Claude. America New. Trace Magazine. I
Lisle, Andria. The Black Experience Illustrated. GoMemphis, January 30. p. 18
2008
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Exhibition Catalogue
Rubell Collection Highlight, Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, December.
Johnson, Ken.The Art Fair as Outlet Mall, New York Times, December 5. p.C1
Wooldridge, Jane. The Art Basel Cheat Sheet, Miami Herald, December 5. p.1A
Weins, Ann. Spot On: Rashid Johnson, DEMO8, November 2008
Grabner, Michelle. Review: Rashid Johnson. ArtForum Magazine, November 2008.
Weinberg, Lauren. Review: Rashid Johnson. Time Out Chicago. Issue 187, Sept 25 - Oct 1.
Artner, Alan. Review: Rashid Johnson’s Promised Land. Chicago Tribune. Sept 19.
Calder, Jaime. Review: Rashid Johnson/Monique Meloche. NewCity Chicago. Sept 9
Weins, Ann. “Found Art.” Chicago Magazine, September 2008. p.138
Provokante Kunst auf der Suche nach den Wurzeln. Magdeburger Volksstimme. Sept 1.
Hillger, Andreas. Das Austernmesser schneidet tief unter die eigene Haut. Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, Halle, Aug 13.
Ein Amerikaner in Magdeburg. DATEs. June 2008. p 14.
Karafin, Amy “Reviews: New York,” Art News, May 2008
Furnari, Rachel and David Mark Wise. “The Five Year Plan, Breakout Artists 2004-2007.”
NewCity, April 24
Cotter, Holland. “The Topic is Race, The Art is Fearless.” The New York Times. March 30
Cotter, Holland. Art Review:Rashid Johnson “The Dead Lecturer” The New York Times March 28
Baker, RC. “Best in Show.” The Village Voice. March 18th.
Carlin, TJ. Art Review: Rashid Johnson “The Dead Lecturer”. TimeOut NewYork. March 12-18.
Schultz, Charlie. “A Look at Rashid Johnson,” Artslant. March 9.
2007

Hackett, Regina. “Rashid Johnson, the "post-black" art movement, and a new take on Olympia,”
Seattle Post-Intellegencer, Aug. 10
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: The Color Line”, New York Times, July 27
Graves, Jen. “White People Love Him: the Intergalactic Art of Rashid Johnson”,
http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/..., July
“Review: The Color Line at Jack Shainman Gallery”, http://lamgelinaoly.blogspot.com/, July
Artner, Alan. “MCA Exhibits 40 Years of Photos” Chicago Tribune, Tempo C Section 5,
Thurs. March 1, 2007, p.3
2006
A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu: colors, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany catalog.
2005

Mojica, Jason. “Pan/Sonic” Timeout Chicago, December 15-29, p. 74.
Weber, Heather. “Pan/Sonic”, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Agliottone, Marianna. “Review: Rashid Johnson, Young Gifted and Black”
www.exibart.com , December 15
`Lessane, Patricia Williams. “Reviews: Rashid Johnson Stay Black and Die” Time
Out Chicago, October 6-13, p. 52.
Artner, Alan. “Review: Rashid Johnson at Monique Meloche Gallery” Chicago
Tribune, Friday September 30, C section 7 p. 29.
Connors, Thomas. “Made in Taiwan (and Chicago)” Time Out Chicago Issue No. 24,
Aug 11-18 pp. 16-17.
Artner, Alan. “10 artists make ‘Crossings’” Chicago Tribune, Tempo C Section 5,
Thurs. August 11, p. 3.
Nance, Kevin. “East Meets West,” Chicago Sun-Times, Tuesday, Aug 2, Showcase p. 49.
Yood, James. et al. Crossings: 10 artists from Chicago & Kaohsiung, Published by
Kaohsiung Art Museum, Taiwan.
McCullough, Bridgette R. “Reviews: Things Fall Apart” Time Out Chicago Issue 6,
April 7-14, p.52
“Rebirth of the Cool: Interview with Rashid Johnson” Savoy Magazine. April
Laster, Paul. “Interview, Franklin Sirmans” www.artkrush.com, March 23
2004
Camper, Fred. “Artists’ ‘Perfect Union’ a view to a complex world” Chicago Tribune,
Section 7C, December 17, p. 30.
“Goings on in Photography: Chicago” New Yorker Magazine October, p.5
Corcoran Museum of Art. Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art.
Merrell Publishers, London.
Büsing, Nicole and Heiko Klaas. “Marktberichte: Die LISTE 04-The Young Art Fair in
Basel, Kunstmarkt.com 6.18.2004
Workman, Michael. “Breakout Artists: Chicago's next generation of image makers” NEWCITY
Chicago May 6, cover pp. 17-21.
DeGenevieve, Barbara. “Interview with Rashid Johnson” Fnews April
http://fnewsmagazine.com/2004-apr/c...
Brunetti, John. “The Rise and Fall of a Proper Negro” Dialogue, Jan/Feb, p.22..
Fusco, Coco and Brian Wallis. Only Skin Deep International Center of Photography,
Harry N. Abrams NY.
2003
Ilesanmi, Olukemi. The Squared Circle: Boxing in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center
Mosedale, Mike. “The Pugilist’s Cock Ring: Undressing the Manly Art of Boxing at the Walker
Art Center” City Pages, August 13.
Anonymous, “Exhibit: Art and the Sweet Science” Newsweek Interactive,
http://www.msnbc.com/modules/newswe...
Sellnow, Greg.“Put Up Your Dukes and Step Into ‘The Squared Circle” Post-Bulletin July 26
Abbe, Mary. “Ring Cycle” Star Tribune, July 11
LaBrie, Cara. “Art Has Ring to It” Pioneer Press, July 6.
Heuer, Megan. “Punchy Statements” Art News Summer
Walker Art Center, Tema Celeste, May/June
Nguyen, Jan. “emerging vision” Gravity Magazine, Columbia College, Chicago, Spring
2002
Schleifer, Kriten Brooke. Interview Rashid Johnson Mouth to Mouth vol1no1 fall
Schleifer, Kristen Brooke. “Rashid Johnson” Art On Paper, Vol.6,No.5 May-June
Weinstein, Michael. “Museum of Cotemporary Art” New City
Shawver, D.B. “ Prominence of artists makes exhibit important” Charleston Daily Mail Jan. 26
2001
Waxman, Lori. “Freestyle,” New Art Examiner, November-December, p. 90
Camper, Fred. “The Accidental Emancipator” CS October
Golden, Themla, et.al.. Freestyle Studio Museum in Harlem
Robinson, Walter. “’Freestyle’ at Studio Museum” artnet.com April 13
Brady, Linda. “Shadow Boxer” UR Chicago, Aug 13-Sept 9
Valdez, Sarah. “Freestyling,” Art in America, September, 134-39, 162
Lenoir, Lisa. “On View” Chicago Sun-Times July
Brockington, Horace. “Freestyle: Studio Museum in Harlem”, NY ARTS, June
Plagens, Peter. “Harlem Goes ‘Freestyle’” Newsweek May 14
Cotter, Holland. “A Full Studio Museum Show with 28 Young Artists and a Shoehorn” The
New York Times May 11
“The New Masters” VIBE May
“New Kids on the Block” Museums New York Spring
2000
Fuller, Janet Rausa. “Thirteen Rising Stars” Chicago Sun-Times Oct. 8
Eskin, Leah. “What Would You Take From A Burning Building?” Chicago Tribune
Magazine, June 17, (Photo)
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: National Black Fine Art Show” The New York Times
Friday February 4, (photo)
1999
Weinstein, Michael. “Hands On” New City May 4.29.
“G.R. N’Namdi Gallery presents Norman Lewis and Rashid Johnson” Chicago Defender
April 22

Lectures
2005 LaSalle Bank, Chicago
2004-5 Visiting Artist Columbia College, Chicago
2003 “Minority Report: The State of the Arts Outside of the American Ethnic
Mainstream,” Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Darker Muse: Black Chicago and Creative Suggestion” Block Museum,
Northwestern University, Evanston IL
2002 12x12: New Artist/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2000 Kreft Center Gallery, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI
Dallas African American Museum, Dallas, TX

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
1998 Albert P. Weisman Grant
1998 Presidential Purchase Award for Photography, Columbia College
1997 Presidential Purchase Award for Photography, Columbia College

Selected Collections
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Artist Pension Trust, NY
Brooklyn Art Museum, NY
Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Detroit Institute of Art. MI
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany
LaSalle Bank, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Eileen Harris-Norton, Santa Monica, CA
Progressive Corporation, Shaker Heights, OH
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Seattle Art Museum
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Speyer Family Collection, NY
Studio Museum, Harlem, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

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