Ed Johnson

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EDUCATION
1996 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. M.F.A.
1993 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. B.A. in Art and English Literature

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Paintings 2012-present, Hazelwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Devil Among the Tailors, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Selections from Optimist’s Park, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Indecision Time, London Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Selections from Hard Country and Optimist’s Park, Hayworth Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
2000 Selections from Hard Country and Optimist’s Park, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschwieg

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 Frieze Art Fair, London, England
2011 The Optimist’s Parking Lot, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
2011 Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Analytic & Synthetic Pile-Up, Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA
2007 Dear Mr. Saltz, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2006 The Black Show, David Patton Los Angeles
2006 Many, Many Guys and Girls, All Real Beauties, Circus of Books, W. Hollywood, CA
2006 Take One, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2004 Planet B, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria
2004 Groundhog Day, Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane, Australia
2004 Kommando Pfannenkuchen, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Group Show/Mail-In, London Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Group Show, Hayworth Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
2002 What a Painting Can Do, Hayworth Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
2002 21 Paintings from L.A., Robert V. Fullerton Museum, CSU San Bernardino
2000 Jahresgaben 00/01, Kunstverein Braunschweig
1999 When Ready See Reedy, Reedy’s Barbershop, S. Pasadena, CA
1998 Still and Otherwise, Margo Leavin Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
1998 Tuned In, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
1997 Hollywood Premiere, Hollywood Premiere Hotel

PUBLICATIONS
“Untitled” Parkfield Review #4 (2013-2014)
“Dear Mr. Saltz.” Exhibition Catalog Essay (2007).
“The Tame Bear.” Spring Journal, Special Edition for the Whitney Biennial (Whitney: New York) 2004.
“Dear Dr. Phil.” Meise no. 1 (October 2003).
“Drift.” Spring Journal, vol. 3, no. 1 (Summer 2003).
“Re: Zen Arcade @ 19.” Indecision Time, Ed Johnson/London Street Projects (February 2003).
“My Coworker M.” Scoop, vol. 1, no. 2 (December 2000).
“Notes on Bitter Apparatus: On the Work of Fred Sharmini.” Kunsthalle Bethanien, vol. 7, (Summer 2000).
“An Essay on the Buddy Holly Story.” Spring Journal, vol. 2, no. 1 (Summer 2000). “Christopher Wool.” Plazm, vol. 20 (Winter 1998).
“Three Pieces on Realism.” Spring Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring 1998).

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Geoff Tuck. “Ed Johnson at Kristi Engle and More,” Notes on Looking: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Posted May 20, 2011, http://notesonlooking.com/?m=20110520.
Annie Buckley. “Ed Johnson,” Artforum.com, Posted May 18, 2011, http://artforum.com/archive/ id=28266.
Peter Frank. “Go: Calls and Response: Elizabeth Tobias, ‘Dear Mr. Saltz,’” LA Weekly, June 29– July 5, 2007.
Holly Myers. “Around the Galleries: Artistry in Altering Photographs,” Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2007.
Shana Nys Dambrot. “Ed Johnson,” Modern Painters, December 1, 2006–January 13, 2007. Daniel Mendel-Black. Catalog Essay, Selections from Optimist’s Park, Kristi Engle Gallery, 2006.
Jon Raymond. Catalog Essay, Selections from Hard Country and Optimist’s Park, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2000.
Jon Raymond. “Hard Country: Ed Johnson’s Video Paintings,” Plazm, vol. 17, (Spring 1998).