Vincent Johnson A Philosophy of Time Travel

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.


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 2013

    Major Exhibition

    Johnson participates in GET ART 6 at Siren Studios, Hollywood

  • 2013

    Major Exhibition

    Johnson participates in INCOGNITO at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

  • 2013

    Major Exhibition

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

  • 2013

    Major Exhibition

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

  • 2012

    Exhibition

    Johnson participates in GETART5 at Siren Studios, Hollywood

  • 2011 – 2012

    Exhibition

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

  • 2011

    Advisory Board

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

  • 2005 – 2007

    Art Fair

    Johnson participates in the Aqua Art Fair Miami with Lemonsky Projects

  • 2011

    Art Fair

    Johnson participates in Pulse Fair Los Angeles with Las Cienegas Projects

  • 2009

    Nomination

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

  • 2008

    Nomination

    Johnson is nominated for an Art Matters grant

  • 2007

    Award

    Johnson receives the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award

  • 2004

    Nomination

    Johnson is nominated for the Emerging American Photographer Award

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