Vincent Johnson

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West Texas Parlor
Circus Liquor Parking Lot
Green Coincidence
Smashed Catalina
The Ballot of History (detail), 2008 Multi Media Installation
The Ballot of History (detail), 2008 Mixed Media On Paper 29" X 39" (Unframed)
American Cold War Shelters, 2008 Photo Montage 30 In. X 40 In.
American Cold War Shelters, 2008 Photo Montage 30 In. X 40 In.
Quick Facts
Cleveland, OH
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
Art Center College of Design, 1997, MFA
Representing galleries
Lemonsky Projects, FL, Miami
photography, writing, theory
project at studio museum

Philosophy of Time Travel

site-specific installation opening at

 Studio Museum, Harlem, NY on April 11, 2007

in collaboration with:  

Olga Koumoundouros, Matthew Sloly, Edgar Arceneaux, Rodney McMillian

Production shots taken March, 2007

 Residency at Armory Center for the Arts Northwest, Pasadena, CA 



Vincent Johnson lives and works in Los Angeles. His photographic work has been exhibited at the P.S. 1. Museum, the SK Stiftung, Cologne, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, Locust Projects and Another Year in LA. His photographic work delves in architecture as fantasy, from the vernacular and domestic architecture of Los Angeles to that found in the Western and Eastern United States.

Johnson's work has been exhibited in a number of art fairs, including Aqua Art Miami, the Armory Show, NOVA Art Fair Chicago, Scope New York, Scope Hamptons, the Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland. 

Future exhibitions include a large-scale sculptural installation based on Cold War Civil Air Defense artifacts, for LAXART, and, in an artist group project, the simulation of Constantin Brancusi's monumental Endless Column crashing though the gallery space of the Studio Museum in Harlem, for the project entitled The Philosophy of Time Travel. Johnson received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1997. He studied with Mike Kelly, Jack Goldstein and Stephen Prina. He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was nominated for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer's Award in 2004. Upcoming 2007 group exhibitions include Informal Architecture, Plug In Gallery, Winnepeg and Banff Centre, Canada, curated by Anthony Kiendl, and Nothing Moments: A Collaborative Project in Art, Literature and Design: Angstrom Gallery and MOCA at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California, and Constitutional Democracy, curated by Linda Pollack in 2008.
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