Vincent Johnson

Visual Arts, 2005

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


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


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


Johnson participates in INCOGNITO at the Santa Monica Museum of Art


Johnson participates in GET ART 6 at Siren Studios, Hollywood


Johnson participates in GETART5 at Siren Studios, Hollywood

2011 – 2012:

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


Johnson participates in Pulse Fair Los Angeles with Las Cienegas Projects


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


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


Johnson is nominated for an Art Matters grant


Johnson receives the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award

2005 – 2007:

Johnson participates in the Aqua Art Fair Miami with Lemonsky Projects


Johnson is nominated for the Emerging American Photographer Award