Vincent Johnson

Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. His photographic works and paintings engage both significant and neglected historical subjects and are based on intensive research. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1997. He has exhibited widely, including P.S.1. Museum, the SK Stiftung in Cologne, Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem and LAXART. Johnson has developed important thematic analyses both through writing and photography of North American cities. His in-depth study of urban transformation and erasure has expanded into other areas of his creative practice, whether it is research, cultural review or documentation of media and its relationship to history and culture. He is currently photographing domestic architecture exteriors at night in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles and exploring the history of painting techniques in his recent gray scale oil paintings. In 2011 he was named a member of the Advisory Board of The Winter Office, Copenhagen.

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Awards and Accomplishments

2013:  

Johnson participates in the Open Doors Project, Palace of the Inquisition, Evora, Portugal

2013:  

Johnson is one of five artists selected to exhibit in Photography 2013 at Another Year in LA gallery, West Hollywood

2013:  

Johnson participates in INCOGNITO at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

2013:  

Johnson participates in GET ART 6 at Siren Studios, Hollywood

2012:  

Johnson participates in GETART5 at Siren Studios, Hollywood

2011 – 2012:  

Johnson is included in The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2011:  

Johnson participates in Pulse Fair Los Angeles with Las Cienegas Projects

2011:  

Johnson named member of the Advisory Board of the art and architecture platform The Winter Office, in Copenhagen, Denmark

2009:  

Johnson is nominated for a Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles 

2008:  

Johnson is nominated for an Art Matters grant

2007:  

Johnson receives the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award

2005 – 2007:  

Johnson participates in the Aqua Art Fair Miami with Lemonsky Projects

2004:  

Johnson is nominated for the Emerging American Photographer Award