CHRIS JOHANSON

Born 1968 in San Jose, California, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2019 Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark (upcoming)
2018 Ruminations Meditations and The Homeostasis, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, USA
Particulate Paper Poems, Gallery Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Worms, Birds, People and Air: The Art of Oh No and Dissociative Thinking, Soccer Club Club at Drag City, Chicago, USA
Chris Johanson, Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
Infused Paper, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Middle Riddle. Chris Johanson and Joanna Jackson, Journal Gallery Brooklyn, USA
Possibilities, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
2016 Imperfect Reality with Figures and Challenging Abstraction, The Conversation, Berlin, Germany
2015 Chris Johanson and Joanna Jackson, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Equations, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, USA
2014 Continuity Escapes Me (My Selfishness in Los Angeles), Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
SELF(ISH) EXPRESSION(ISM), Portland Museum of Modern Art, Portland, USA
Chris Johanson, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Considering, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
Within The River Of Time Is My Mind, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Windows, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
2011 Alright Alright, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Art Parcours, Art Basel 42, Basel, Switzerland
This, This, This, That, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, USA
2010 1991-2010 – I Was There, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Not a waste of…, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Backwards Towards Forwards, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, USA
The sound of energy in space, the space of energy in life, Schunck, Heerlen, The Netherlands
2009 Chris Johanson – Jean Dubuffet, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Continuality, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, USA
2008 Totalities, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (catalogue)
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Conclusions on Boundaries (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Art of this Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2007 Art Unlimited, Art Basel 38 (with The Modern Institute, Galerie Georg Kargl and Galleri Nicolai Wallner), Basel, Switzerland
Chris Johanson, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
APEX: Chris Johanson, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
Peaceable Kingdom (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
Paradise Library (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Le Meridien Hotel, San Francisco, USA
2006 I Can Feel It (Co-Exist In Modern Death): Alright Yeah!, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Contemporary Landscapes, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
I Am in this Weird Area Now, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Baronian Francey Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2004 SOLO SHOW, SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Problem Does Not Compute, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
Chris Johanson, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
2003 The More You Think About It, The More You Think About It and Keep Thinking About It More, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
This Is Where You Are, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA
2002 Now Is Now, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (catalogue)
Many Ways, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
2001 Relationistism About Brownness, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Chris Johanson, Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000 The Ourselves Festival, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, USA
Le Nuage Brun (The Brown Cloud), Purple Institute/Alleged, Paris, France
1998 All On Different Trips, Four Walls, San Francisco, USA
SWP, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, USA
1997 Everylandia, Scene/Escena, San Francisco, USA
1995 The Universe, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Sorry, Figure 5, San Francisco, USA
1994 Fantasy Island (Life Span), Kiki, San Francisco, USA
1990 Pictures and Words, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco, USA

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2019 Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paper Views, The Hole, New York City, USA
In The Hot Seat, KMAC Museum, Louiseville, USA
Small Worlds – Group Exhibition of Miniature Works, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA
2018 Now & Then: Beautiful Losers, Alleged Gallery & the 90s Lower East Side (curated by Aaron Rose), The Hole, New York, USA
Reduction, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Six Degrees of Seperation: Prints from KU and Beyond, The Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA
Way Bay, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA
Digging for Diamonds in the Disco, Club Rhubarb, New York, USA
2017 10th Anniversary, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
New Modernism, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, USA
Converge 45, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, USA
La mere la mer, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Epochal Aeration: Or, The Slow Hand, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, USA
The Human Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
ART OBJECTS FOR WILD BEASTS, Association Shop + Gallery, Portland, USA
ILLEGAL, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA
We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
2016 Architecture of Life, Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Berkley, USA
Future Developments, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2015 AMETRIA, Deste & Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Words, Words, Words, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, USA
Magic Mountain, MCA Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA
A blur, a beautiful blurry blur, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg, Germany
As Is Is, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Slam Section, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Drawings from the Ringier Collection Chapter I, Villa Flora Winterthur – Sammlung Hahnloser,Winterthur, Switzerland
Watercolour, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada
2014 Energy That Is All Around: Mission School, 1990/Now Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA
I was a double, Tang Museum and Art Gallery, skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, USA
Chris Johanson | Johanna Jackson, South Willard, Los Angeles, USA
Fertile Ground, Art and Community in California, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, USA
Texte In der Kunst, Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria
Pierogi XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Brooklyn, New York City, USA
Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Score, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, USA
Particular Pictures, The Suzanne Geiss Compagny, New York, USA
The Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Dronningmolle, Denmark
Running, Changing, Ending, 20@20, Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, Geyserville, USA
2013 AftermodernisM: Works on Paper, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, USA
My Crippled Friend, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, USA
Project Los Alamos SFMOMA in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA
(Almost) Free Formed: Celebrating Old Days and Hoping for New Times at CCSF: Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, and Laurie Reid, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Additive Abstraktion / curated by_vienna 2013: Why Painting Now?, Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria
Play Time, ARQUA – Museo Nacional de Arqueologia Subacuatica, Cartagena, Spain
The System of Objects, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Xstraction, The Hole NYC, New York City, USA
Outsiderism, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
For My Eyes Only, Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia
Project Los Altos SFMOMA in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA
More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s, Auckland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, USA
More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s, Cheekwood Art & Gardens, Nashville, USA
Acharya Vyakul, Chris Johanson and Chris Corales, Adams and Ollmand, Portland, USA
Mission School: Energy That is All Around, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
Artifacts of a Life Lived By the Living, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Uneasy space: Interactions with Twelve Artists, SITE, Santa Fe, USA
2012 PINK CAVIAR, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Dialogue of Hands, Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK
Creature from the Blue Lagoon, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA
Yeah We Friends and Shit, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USA
Streetopia, Glasgow International Arts Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
Arte Portugal 10: California Dreaming, curated by Fred Hofmann and Paul Young, Lisbon, Portugal
Two Person Exhibition With Kristin Baker, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, USA
Portrait of a Generation, Hole Gallery, New York, USA
Illegitimate Business, Will Brown Gallery, San Francicso, USA
A Perfect Day – Tekenshow, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Le Printemps de Septembre: Another World, curated by Anne Pontégnie, Toulouse, France, Mitchell, Innes and Nash, New York, USA
Chris Johanson, Charley Harper & Matt Keegan, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, USA
In The Gardens, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia
Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo, Judith Scott, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
Let’s Go Bombing Tonight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Here/Now, Elisabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, USA
American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection, Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, California, USA
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Twin Infinities, Nomad Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
New York Minute, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
The Mercury Seven and the New Nine, Artery, Portland, USA
2010 75 Years of Looking Forward, 75th Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Aktualitat eines Mediums – Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen,” Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Final San Francisco Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Disorder Disorder, Penrith Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
The Drawing Room, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
DRAW, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
California Dreaming, Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
Fine Line, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Festival of Endless Gratitude, Box Cutter Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Postermat, The Hole, New York, USA
Wang Du, image gratuite, Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
The color of Black and White, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Transfer/Sao Paulo, Brazilian Cultural Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park, Saõ Paulo, Brazil
2009 A Mind Meld Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009),” P.S.1 MoMA, Queens, USA
Kunstfehler – Fehlerkunst,” Halle 14 Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
A New York Minute,” DepartFoundation, Rome, Italy
Nothing is permanent,” de Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels, Belgium
Failed Art / The Art of Failure,” ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
15 Years of New Image Art, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA
Impossible Instruments/Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon, USA
Songs from the Treetops, PDX Contemporary, Portland, Oregon, USA (curated by Harrell Fletcher)
The North County Invitational, Cals Pharmacy, Portland, Oregon, USA
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
1999-10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Lots of Things Like That, apexart, New York, USA (catalogue)
Whatevers whatever, The Hydra School Project, Hydra, Greece
Dark Milk, MILK CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark
Impossible Instruments Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon, USA
Poster Renaissance 2, New Image Art, West Hollywood, California, USA
Menagerie: Animals and Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
Dropped Frames, Elk Gallery, New York, USA
Second Nature, Coordinated by Galerie Nosbaum and Reding, Parc Heintz, Dexia Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, Luxembourg,Centre dArt Contemporain, Domaine departemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France
READER, Galerie Today at Artis Den Bosch, Brussels, Belgium
Ultramoderne, Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France
Anniversary Exhibition, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Beautiful Losers: Arte actual y cultura urbana, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2007 Pierogi Flatfilling – An Interactive Curatorial Project, ArtNews Projects, Berlin, Germany
Silly Adults, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
Sound Zero – Kunst und Musik vom Pop bis zur Street Art, Kunstforum Halle, Vienna, Austria
Euphorion – Art from San Francisco, Pierogi, Leipzig, Germany
The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, USA
A Collaboration, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go Round), Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
In the Fullness of Time: Celebrating Twenty Years, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA
Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, New York, USA
Five Humans Share Thoughts, People Respond, ANTISOCIAL, Vancouver, Canada
Talk to the Nature, Gallerie Today, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Untitled (for H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Fundstuke und Transit, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Johnen and Schottle, Cologne, Germany
This talk we have, this talk we have had, this talk we have/have had, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
New Works, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
Since 2000 – Printmaking Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Panic Room – Works for the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Kathy Grayson)
Happiness/Berline Biennale, 4th Berlin Biennial, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany (curated by Martin Germann)
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco White Columns, New York, USA
DO NOT STACK, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, USA
State Of The Nation, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Golden State, Paulson Press, Berkeley California, USA
2005 Nach Rokytnik, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Vienna, Austria
The Early Show, White Columns, New York, USA
Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Waters and Watercolours, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Good Timing, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, USA
Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, USA
Stoners vs. Drunks, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Casual-Imagastic, Jo Jackson & Chris Johanson, Reading Frenzy, Portland, USA
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Different Wave Lengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, USA
SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 2, Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium
SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 2, Frac Haute-Normandy, Normandy, France
With Us Against Reality, Or Against Us, Willy Wonka Inc., Oslo, Norway (catalogue)
With Us Against Reality, Or Against Us, Galleri S. E., Bergen, Norway (catalogue)
2004 Between Art and Life; The Contemporary Art and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (catalogue)
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
Lo-Gressive Living, The Approach, London, UK
Majority Whip, White Box, New York, USA
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA (catalogue)
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, USA (catalogue)
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (catalogue)
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA (catalogue)
Color Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
Freedom Frenzy, Reading Frenzy, Portland, USA
The Optimistic Mood, Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
I Love Music, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California, USA
Initial Encounters, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York, USA
SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Dog Show Curated By Angelique Groh, North Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2003 17 Reasons, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Comic Release, The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA (catalogue)
Comic Release, The Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (catalogue)
Comic Release, The University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, Texas, USA (catalogue)
Comic Release, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, USA (catalogue)
Taqueria Cancun, Alston Skirt Gallery, Boston, USA
Flipping the Bird, Box Populi, Philadelphia, USA
Dirt Wizards, Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc., New York, USA
Strange Glue, Ratio 3, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, USA
Beam Me Up, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, California, USA
Group show, Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Forward / 4words, Rovigo Cen Ser., Rovigo, Italy (curated by Guido Bartorelli & Alfredo Siglo)
American Art Today: Faces & Figures, The Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, USA (curated by Roni Feinstein & Dhalia Morgan)
Pretty Gritty, The Institute of Unpopular Culture, Film Arts Foundation and Luggage Store Present at Rayko Photo, San Francisco, USA
Flipping The Bird, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA
2002 Worm Hole 2, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (catalogue)
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2002 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (catalogue)
2001 Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Summertime Reunion, Cat Haus, San Francisco, USA
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, USA
Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
East Meets West, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
Hammond Museum, North Salem, USA
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA
Untitled 2001, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Jess Hillard: An Undying Fascination for all Animals, Especially the Cut Ones, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
The Portrait Show, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, California, USA
Paperview, Galerie Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
Western, Studio Z, San Francisco, USA
The Red Man Show, Adobe Books, San Francisco, USA
Synesthesia, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
TEXT / TYPE, Martin Sprouse’s flat, San Francisco, USA (curated by Cynthia Connelly)
2000 Pot O’ Gold, Patrizia Outore Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York, USA
Utopia, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Liste 2000, Basel, Switzerland
Deterritorialization of Process, Artist Space, San Francisco, USA
Extra (Super) Meta, Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, USA
Welcome to Our Community Everyone Here Loves God, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, California, USA
Move Five Text, New Image Arts (at Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, USA
Blurring the Line, RARE, New York, USA
New Langton Arts’ 16th Annual Auction, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, USA
1999 Scopic, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, USA
Coup d’Etat, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, USA
Survivalists, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
The Levels, La Pandaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
Museum Pieces, De Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Liste 99, Basel, Switzerland
Paper, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
Off The Hook, Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA
Rick Farr, Rich Jacobs,Chris Johanson, Alicia McCarthy, New Image Arts, Los Angeles, USA
1998 Alter-Nativity, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, USA
Move 2, New Image Arts, Los Angeles, USA
He Swam Down, Away, Audiello Fine Arts, New York, USA
The Mind Harvest Series, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
Selections Summer ’98, The Drawing Center, New York, USA
Stuck, ESP, San Francisco, USA
Adobe Books, San Francisco, USA
SAP, Lanai Motel, San Francisco, USA
Whipper Snapper Nerd Silent Art Auction, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA
He swam down, away, Audiello Fine Art, Inc., New York, USA
1997 Me, Myself and I, Timothy Higbee Gallery, San Francisco, USA
The Independents, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, USA
Oddity, Minna Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Mission Community Art Show, Starcleaners, San Francisco, USA
Switch Stance, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
Waverforms, Skate(board)ing in the Urban Forest, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, USA
Tobin Yelland and Chris Johanson, Cafe Nidal, San Francisco, USA
Book Shop, Scene/Escena, San Francisco, USA
1996 Guy, Four Walls, San Francisco, USA
Necessary Evil Kneivel, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, USA
Shred Sled Symposium, The Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
Tropical Sunrise, Poker Face, Portland, USA
Erin Courtney and Chris Johanson, Carmichael Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Chris Johanson, Mary Nicholson, Tobin Yelland, Alleged Productions, New York, USA
1995 The Finale, Figure 5, San Francisco, USA
The New Millenium Degenerate Art Show, The Lab, San Francisco, USA
Wild Side, L.A.C.E., San Francisco, USA
Dysfunctional, an exhibition of Skateboard Art and Design, Blue Note Gallery, London, UK
Special Friends, Adobe Book Shop, San Francisco, USA
Big ‘N’ Easy, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA
Blue Note Gallery, London, UK
1994 Combine Effort, Figure 5, San Francisco, USA
The Shooting Gallery, Club 1015, San Francisco, USA
The Works T-Shirt Auction, Works, San Jose, California, USA
1992 Curated By Rob Trains, Cafe Picarro, San Francisco, USA
1991 Chain Reaction, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Curated by Rob Trains, All You Knead Cafe, San Francisco, USA
The Flower Show, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco, USA
1990 The Flower Show, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco, USA

 

Books and catalogues

2013 Chris Johanson, Edited by Bob Nickas, Corrina Peipon & Julie Dreamer, Phaidon Press, London, UK
2012 Chris Johanson: Windows, Chris Johanson, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
2011 “Chris Johanson” in Vitamin P2, Colin Perry (ed.), Phaidon, London, UK, pp. 154-155
Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2010 Chris Johanson: Totalities, Arty Nelson, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
2009 Hammer Projects 1999-2009, Hammer Museum, USA
Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, London, UK, 2006
2008 Second Nature (catalogue for the exhibition Second Nature), Galerie Nosbaum and Reding, Luxemborg, p. 94-99
Peaceable Kingdom, Chris and Johanna Johanson, Nieves, Zurich, 2008
2007 Chris Johanson: Please Listen I Have Something To Tell You About What Is, Chris Johanson by Aaron Rose, Damiani Editor, Los Angeles, USA
Revisionaries: A Decade of Art in Tokion, Ken Miller, Abrams Image, New York, USA, p. 76-77
Good Times: Bad Trip, Cliff Hemgst and Scott Hewicker, San Francisco, USA
2006 A limited edition book by Chris Johanson, Chris Johanson, Alleged Press and Damiani Editore, Bologna
Big Kids, Little Kids (catalogue for the exhibition Exton Dreaming of a Speech Without Words the Paintings and Early Objects of H.C. Westerman), John Freeborn, Nested Group, The Contemorary Museum of Honolulu, Honolulu, USA, p. 76-77
Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper (catalogue for the exhibition), Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
I Am Glad For You That You Exist, Chris Johanson, Neives, Zurich, Switzerland
2005 EVN Sammlung 95-05, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany
9th International Istanbul Biennial, Edited by Deniz Ünsal, Foundation for Culture and Arts Istanbul, Turkey
Live Through This: New York In The Year 2005, Edited by Jeffrey Deitch and Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Curated by Chris Johanson, Chris Johanson, L’IMPRIMANTE, Orleans, France
No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists, Francesca Richer and Matthew Rosenzweig, Distrubted Art Publishers, New York, USA, p. 189
Young, Sleek and Full of Hell, Edited by Aaron Rose, Drago Arts & Communication S.R.I., Rome, Italy
“Chris Johanson”, Vitamin D: New Perspectives on Drawing, Introduction by Emma Dexter, Phaidon Press, London, UK, p. 154-157
2004 Chris Johanson, Aaron Rose, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, Edited by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, Iconoclast Productions, New York, USA
Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art, Sean Cliver, Ginko Press, Corte Madera, p. 224-225.
Color Wheel Oblivion (catalogue for the exhibition), Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Baja to Vancouver: the West Coast and Contemporary Art (catalogue for the exhibition Baja to Vancouver: the West Coast and Contemporary Art)$, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA
“Who is Laughing at Me?”, Chris Johanson inFourteen Hills: the SFSU Review, Spring/ Summer, San Francisco, USA, cover image, pp. 199
2003 Sponsorship the Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship/Corporate Sponsorship of Fine Art (exhibition catalogue for “Sponsorship” at BLK/MRKT Gallery), Ryan McGinness, Los Angeles, USA, p. 97-102
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation (catalogue for the exhibition), Barbara Bloemink and Vicky A. Clark, D.A.P., New York, USA, p. 170
2002 SECA Art Award: John Bankston, Andrea Higgins, Chris Johanson, Will Rogan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Whitney Biennial 2002 (catalogue for the exhibition), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, p. 120-121
Hi There, Jess Hilliard, Tender Feelings, Portland, USA
Plants, Animals and People Live on a Place Called Earth, that’s in a Place Called the Solar System, that’s in a Place Called the Milky Way, that’s in a Place Called the Universe, Harrell Fletcher and Chris Johanson, Creativity Explored.
2001 Sun Power Is Why, Edited by Chris Johanson, Xerox book, Baronian_Francey, Bruxelles, Belgium
Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
2000 You Are There, Chris Johanson, Alleged Press, Milan, Italy
1997 Bills Liquors, Chris Johanson, Self-published xerox book
You, Chris Johanson, Self-published xerox book
1996 Life is a Major Blast, Chris Johanson, Xerox book, Alleged Press, Milan, Italy

 

Articles/Reviews (selection)

2017 “Chris Johanson and the ‘selfish’ reflections”, Janne Villadsen, kunsten.nu, March 13, 2017
2015 “Equations: Chris Johanson at Altman Siegel Gallery”, Leora Lutz, White hot magazine of Contemporary Art, December 2015
“Chris Johanson @ Altman Siegel”, Elwyn Palmerton, SquareCylinder.com, December 31, 2015
“Review: Equations”, Brian Karl, ArtPractical.com, November 30, 2015
“Solve for X: Chris Johanson’s Equations at Altman Siegel”, Sarah Thibault, SFAQ.us, November 16, 2015
“Wild Imaginings in the Galleries”, Sura Wood, The Bay Area Reporter, November 12, 2015
“Mission (School) Control”, Annie Tittiger, San Francisco Magazine, November 3, 2015
“Get Some Art and Music From Chris Johanson and No Age at Coney Island”, Eric Thurm, Paper Magazine, July 14, 2015
“Mission School’ Artist Chris Johanson Captures California’s Singular Ethos”, Hannah Gregory, Arsty, July 24, 2015
2014 “Prickly but Puppyish in San Francisco”, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, April 24, 2014
“One Man’s Trash”, Carol Kino, T Magazine, April 2, 2014
“Chris Johanson busts expectations at Portland Museum of Modern Art (review)”, John Motley, The Oregonian, March 17, 2014
“Silicon Valley Needs More Artists ‘Falling Through the Cracks’”, Jennifer Maerz, The Bold Italic, January 28, 2014
2013 “Chris Johanson on the Apocalyptic Machines of Kal Spelletich”,Carol King, Culture, The New York Times Style Magazine, August 16, 2013
Review of “Acharya Vyakul, Chris Johanson, Chris Corales” at Adams and Ollman, Portland , Mack McFarland, NY Arts, September 18, 2013
“Chris Johanson MOCA art show: life, death and the ‘River of Time’”, Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2013
“Standing above the Cookie Crowd”, David Colman, The New York Times, June 13, 2013
“Chris Johanson On His Quiet Music Festival And Upcoming MOCA Show”, Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post, May 31, 2913
“How to Become an Art Collector; A GQ Primer”, GQ, October 2013
2012 “Golden State”, Jon Raymond, Art Forum, October Issue, New York, USA
“Chris Johanson: ‘Windows’, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York – review”, Brienne Walsh, Art in America online, December 26
“Invaluable Objects”, Christina Catherine Martinez, ArtSlant San Francisco, February 28
“Chris Johanson”, Natasha Boas, Believer
2011 “Chris Johanson, American Dream, Ici et Maintenant”, Anais Lepage, Roven no.5/ Printemps-été, Paris, France, pp.116-121
“Chris Johanson: Alright Alright, this is tomorrow, November 17, 2011
“Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Andrew Masullo and Judith Scott”, Roberta Smith, New York Times, July 15, 2011
“Review of Chris Johanson: ‘This, This, This, That’, Altman Siegel Gallery”, Glen Helfand, Artforum, July 2011
2010 “Man bliver uddannet som kunstner bare ved at eksistere”, Trine Ross, Politiken: I Byen, April 1, Denmark, p. 16-17
“Backwards Towards the Future”, Joel Kuennen, ArtSlant Chicago, September 13, 2010
2009 “Chris Johanson”, Joey Garfield, Juxtapoz, June issue, San Francisco, USA
“Review: Chris Johanson at Van Every Smith Galleries”, Diana McClintock, Sculpture Magazine Volume 28, No.10, 12/2009
2008 “Chris Johanson”, Lauren O’Neil-Butler, Art Forum, December issue, New York, USA
“Chris Johanson: Totalities”, James Westscott, Art Review Online, September 30, 2008
“Chris Johanson at Deitch Projects”, Paddy Johnson, The L Magazine, September 17, 2008
2007 “Creativity Now 2007”, Tokion ,January, New York, USA
“Get Lost”, New Museum, New York, USA
“Paradise Library”, Johanna Jackson and Chris Johanson, Art On Paper, Vol. 11, No. 6, New York, USA
Article by Kathy Grayson, The Journal, no. 20, New York, USA
2006 Article by Brendan Fowler, Artforum, March Issue, New York, USA
“He Walks the Line”, Arty Nelson, LA Times, June 9-15, Los Angeles, USA
Article by Michele Robecchi, Contemporary, no. 83, London, UK
2005 “Interview”, Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, ANP Quarterly, Issue 3, Costa Mesa, California, USA
Slap, Issue 154, May, San Francisco, USA
2004 Relax, Issue 87, Tokyo, Japan
Arkitip, Issue 22, Los Angeles, USA
Filter, Fall issue, Los Angeles, USA
Bail, Issue 3, Chicago, USA
Article by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, San Francisco, USA
Transworld Skateboarding, September Issue, Oceanside, California, USA
Article by Julie Deamer, a-n Magazine, June, Newcastle, UK
2003 Collaborative article, Chris Johanson and Jo Jackson, Richardson, Issue A3, New York, pp. 32-39
Interview in Pencil Fight, Issue 1, Portland, pp. 38-44
Article by Jamie Berger, San Francisco Chronicle, April 10th, San Francisco, USA
“Chris Johanson”, Michael Wilson, Frieze, Issue 79, London, UK
“The Dude Is New Age and He’s Proud of It”, Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times, April 20, New York, USA
Article with Jo Jackson, Loyal, No. 7, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 Cover image, Pierogi Press, No. 9, New York, USA
“The Mission School”, Glen Helfand, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 10-16, San Francisco, USA
Article by Kim Levin, The Village Voice, December 11-17, New York, USA
“Visionphile”, Alleged Press, Los Angeles, USA
Relax, Issue 67, Tokyo, Japan
Article by Megan Sutherland, Paper, November, New York, USA
Interview in Tokion, Issue 29, New York, USA
“Whitney Biennial”, Holland Cotter, New York Times, March 8, New York, USA
“The Armory Show, Grown up and in Love with Color”, Roberta Smith, NewYork Times, February 22, New York, USA
Article by Ken Johnson, New York Times, November 22nd, New York, USA
Worm Hole, Issue 2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Berin Golonu, Art Papers, May/June, Atlanta, USA
“Visiophile”, Alleged Press, Los Angeles, USA
Article by Gioni Massimiliano, Flash Art, No. 216, Milan, Italy
Review by Bill Powers, Black Book, Summer Issue, Los Angeles, USA
“Life in the Big City”, Christopher Knight, LA Times, June 15, Los Angeles, USA
Cover image, Bridge, Spring/Summer, Chicago, USA
Relax, Issue 52, Tokyo, Japan
Free and Easy, Vol. 4, No. 35, Tokyo, Japan
Strength, April Issue, Cincinnati, USA
Article by Cindy Loehr, New Art Examiner, May-June Issue, Chicago, USA
Article by James Yood, Tema Celeste, March-April Issue, Milan, Italy
“I Like to See It: The 2001 Untitled Event”, Mark Whitely, Slap Magazine, September Issue, San Francisco, USA
2000 “Deterritorialization of Process”, Robert Mahoney, Time Out New York, March 9-16, New York, USA
Article by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, April 7, New York, USA
“Musicians at Play”, Fred Camper, Chicago Reader, January Issue, Chicago, USA
Vice, Volume 7, No. 3, New York, USA
Tokion, Issue 17, Tokyo, Japan
Brutus, 11/15, Tokyo, Japan
“Scopic: Magnify the Times’ at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art”, Berin Golonu, Artweek, February, USA
“S.F. Drawing Show, The Happiness Show”, Peter Frank, L.A. Times, June 9-15, Los Angeles, USA
Paper, December Issue, New York, USA
Mall Punk, Issue 1, San Francisco, USA
1999 “Stop for a Minute”, Sasha Hirschfeld,Dazed and Confused, Issue 59, London, UK
ZYZZYVA, Fall issue, San Francisco, USA
BARK, Issue 6, San Francisco, USA
Cover image,The Organizers of This Publication Take No Responsibility for the Contents herein, San Francisco, USA
1998 “Jarring Street Scenes In Johanson’s ‘Trips'”, Kenneth Baker, Date Book, San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, San Francisco, USA
Article by Marcy Freedman, SF Weekly, September 28, San Francisco, USA
Article by Victoria Pedersen, Street Life, August, New York, USA
“Critic’s Choice: Art”, Harry Roche, San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 11th, San Francisco, USA
Turd Filled Donut, Issue 4, San Francisco, USA
“Crowd Control”, Amy Stafford, Surface Magazine, San Francisco, USA
Article in The New Yorker, August 17, New York, USA
“Selections Summer ’98” Schwendener, Martha, Time Out New York, July 23-30, New York, USA
Great God Pan, No. 11, Hermosa Beach, USA
Skateboarder, Summer Issue, San Juan Capistrano, USA
1997 “Quick-Draw Artists and Tender Hearts”, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, San Francisco, USA
Article by Jori Finkel, East Bay Express, December 12, Berkeley, USA
“Guest Room with a View”, Paper Magazine, October, New York, USA
1996 Aint Nothin Like Fuckin Moonshine, Issue 11, San Francisco, USA
“Skateboard Art”, Steven Brower and John Gall, Print, November-December, Rockville, Maryland, USA
“Skateboard Graphics, Not Ready For Prime Time”, Jennifer Kabat, Aiga, vol. 14, no. 2, New York, USA
1995 Aint Nothin Like Fuckin Moonshine, Issue 10, San Francisco, USA
Article by David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner, July 14, San Francisco, USA
Article by Maria Porges, Art Issues, September-October, Los Angeles, USA

 

Curated exhibitions

2011 Introspective/Retrospective; Chris Corales/Joe Turner/Christine Shields, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2009 Vaguely Paperly, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
2008 Every Picture Tells a Story… Or Is at Least a Picture, Small A Project (curated with Johanna Jackson), Portland, USA
2007 Music and Rhythm, Jack Hanley Gallery Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, USA
2006 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 3, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 2, Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Frac Haute-Normandy, Normandy, France
2004 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

Film festivals

2003 Cut and Paste Skateboarding Art and Film Festival, Iowa City, USA
2001 Hi Mom Film Festival, Chapel Hill, North Conneticut, USA
2000 New York Underground Film Festival, New York, USA
Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema, San Fancisco, USA

 

Murals

2009 North East Sumner Albina Street Mura (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Portland, USA
2002 Bishop Building Mural, Palo Alto California, USA
2000 Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, USA

 

Public collections

De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Evn Sammlung, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery at University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Nelson Gallery at University of California, Davis, CA
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Schunck Collection, Heerlen, the Netherlands
The Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY