October 16, 2010

Joshua Johnson’s work begins with the common objects and media projections of late-capitalist culture, and examines them in materialist terms. He is interested in the consumer object qua object, and its indifference and even hostility to the society in which it is situated. This perspective is often expressed in an affective quality of horror, which is evident in many of his works. In 2011 he was a resident artist at the Fiskar’s Artist in Residence program in Fiskars, Finland. He has exhibited works at Columbia College Chicago, the Convent of St. Cecilia in Brooklyn, and Riviera Gallery amongst others. He received an MFA from Hunter College in 2011 and his BFA from Western Michigan University in 2005 with a double major in Painting and Philosophy.


2011 MFA Combined Media, Hunter College, New York, NY
2005 BFA Painting and Philosophy Major, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


2011 Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition Spring 2011, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
2010 Post-Human//Future Tense, The Arcade Gallery of Columbia College Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
2010 Hell No!, The Convent of St. Cecilia, Brooklyn, NY, curated by RJ Supa and David Fierman
2010 Hunter MFA at Crane Arts, The Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2009 The Republic Exhibition, POCHRON Studios, D.U.M.B.O, NY, curated by Jason Voegele
2006 The Riviera Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2005 The Riviera Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, with Hyemi Cho and Peter Calvin
2004 BFA Graduation Exhibition, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2004 Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI


2011 Fiskars AiR October-December, Fiskars Village, Finland
2007 SVA Summer Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, NY

Curatorial Projects

2010 Video Feedback, Hunter College, New York, NY, with the ACE Curatorial Collective


2008 Review: If Love Could Have Saved You at Bellwether Gallery, ArtCat Zine
2008 Review: Liam Gillick at Casey Kaplan, ArtCat Zine
2008 Review: Luc Tuymans at David Zwirner, ArtCat Zine
2008 Review: Jade Townsend at Priska Juschka, ArtCat Zine
2008 Review: Alex Hubbard at Nicole Klagsbrun, ArtCat Zine
2007 Review: Ivin Ballen, 50/50 at Winkelman Gallery, ArtCat Zine
2007 Review: Jansson Stegner at Bellwether, ArtCat Zine


2011 Barry Hoggard,, Joshua Johnson at Hunter MFA exhibition
2006 James Wagner,, Joshua Johnson at Riviera