Frederic Collier | Chris JOHANSON


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Chris Johanson’s wildly colorful artistic productions are musings on phenomena in contemporary life—including the psychological perils of consumerism, cult spirituality, and self-help. Johanson’s career stems from his early activities in the Northern California punk scene, in which he produced ephemera, posters, and zines. Johanson’s oeuvre now includes paintings, drawings, installation, and sculpture. His early style was characterized by its raw humor, cartoon-like aesthetic, and incorporation of reclaimed materials, like wood and paper from dumpsters and construction sites. In later works, Johanson has used more simplified forms, abstract forms and conceptual themes.


(USA, °1968. Lives and Works in Los Angeles)

Ackland Art Museum
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 
Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
San Francisco, CA 
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2015 Chris Johanson and Joanna Jackson, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (forthcoming) Chris Johanson, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, NY (forthcoming)
2014 Chris Johanson, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
I was a double, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY Chris Johanson, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
2013 Within the River of Mind, LA MoCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA Considering, Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
(almost) Free-Formed, City College Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Windows, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY 2011 Alright Alright, Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden
This, This, This, That, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
2010 1991 to 2010 - I Was There, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Not a waste of..., George Kargl, Vienna, Austria
Backwards Towards Forwards, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
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, NC
2008 Totalities, Deitch Projects, New York, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (catalogue) Conclusions on Boundaries (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Art of this Gallery, Minneapolis,
2007 Art Unlimited, Art Basel 38 (with The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Galerie Georg Kargl
and Gallerie Nicolai Wallner), Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria
APEX: Chris Johanson, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Peaceable Kingdom (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy (catalogue) Paradise Library (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Le Meridien Hotel, San Francisco, CA
2006 I Can Feel It (Co-Exist In Modern Death): Alright Yeah!, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Contemporary Landscapes, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
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, IL
Problem Does Not Compute, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK
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, CA
This is where you are, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
2002 Now is Now, Deitch Projects, New York, NY (catalogue) Many Ways, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Relationistism About Brownness, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2000 The Ourselves Festival, Alleged Fine Arts, New York , NY
Le Nuage Brun (The Brown Cloud), Purple Institute/Alleged, Paris, France
1998 All On Different Trips, Four Walls, San Francisco “SWP,” Alleged Fine Arts, New York, NY 1997 Everylandia, Scene/Escena, San Francisco, CA
1995 The Universe, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sorry, Figure 5, San Francisco, CA
1994 Fantasy Island (Life Span), Kiki, San Francisco, CA
1990 Pictures and Words, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco, CA
2015 Magic Mountain, MCASB Satellite, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
2014 Particular Pictures, Suzanne Geiss Gallery, NY
2013 AftermodernisM: Works on Paper, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Asad Faulwell / Chris Martin, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
'Acharya Vyakul, Chris Johanson, Chris Corales', Adams and Ollman, Portland
'ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND', San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco; traveling to
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY
My Crippled Friend, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus
Project Los Altos, SF Los Altos, San Francisco, CA
More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990’s, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
SF MoCA, San Francisco, CA
(Almost) Free-Formed/: Chris Johanson, Barry McGee, and Laurie Reid in Collaboration, City College Art
Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Creature from the Blue Lagoon, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Dialogue of Hands, Glasgow International 2012, Glasgow, UK, April 20th – May 7th
2010 75 Years of Looking Forward , 75th Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco, CA
Aktualität eines Mediums – Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria Draw, Museo De La Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Final San Francisco Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Disorder Disorder, Penrith Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2009 Kunstfehler – Fehlerkunst, Halle 14 Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany A New York Minute, Depart Foundation, Rome, Italy
Nothing is permanent, de Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels, Belgium
LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), P.S.1 MoMA, Queens, NY Failed Art / The Art of Failure, ACC Galerie, Weimar
A Mind Meld is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
15 Years of New Image Art, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
Impossible Instruments/Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
Songs from the Treetops, curated by Harrell Fletcher, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR
The North County Invitational, Cals Pharmacy, Portland OR
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Lots Of Things Like That, apexart, New York, NY (catalogue)
Whatever’s whatever, The Hydra School Project, Hydra, Greece
Dark Milk, MILK Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
Impossible Instruments Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR Poster Renaissance 2, New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA
Menagerie: Animals and Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
Dropped Frames, Elk Gallery, New York, NY
Second Nature (Coordinated by Galerie Nosbaum and Reding), Parc Heintz Dexia Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Centre d‟art contemporain, Comaine departemental
de Chamarande, France
2007 Pierogi Flatfilling – an interactive curatorial project, ArtNews Projects, Berlin, Germany,
Silly Adults, Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (catalogue) Euphorion – Art from San Francisco, Pierogi Leipzig, Germany
The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
A Collaboration, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go ‘Round), Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In the Fullness of Time: Celebrating Twenty Years, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Sound Zero-Kunst and Muzik vom Pop bis zur Street Art, Kunstforum Halle, Vienna, Austria
2006 Untitled (for H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (catalogue) 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, CA
New Works, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Have New Yes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Since 2000 – Printmaking Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Panic Room – Works for the Dakis Joannou Collection (Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Kathy Grayson),
DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
Five Humans Share Thoughts, People Respond, ANTISOCIAL, Vancouver, Canada Happiness/Berlin Biennale (Curated by Martin Germann), 4th Berlin Biennial, Gagosian Gallery,
Berlin, Germany
Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco White Columns, New York, NY
DO NOT STACK, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, LA
State Of The Nation, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Golden State, Paulson Press, Berkeley, CA
2005 Nach Rokytnik, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Vienna, Austria The Early Show, White Columns, New York
Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey (catalogue)
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, NY
Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York,
Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
Stoners vs. Drunks, Gavin Brown‟s Enterprise, New York, NY
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Casual-Imagastic Jo Jackson Chris Johanson, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Different Wave Lengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, NY
SOLO SHOW, SOLO SOUL, Baronian-Francey, Brussels
Frac Haute-Normandy, Normandy, France
2004 Between Art and Life; The Contemporary Art and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Art,
San Francisco, CA
Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary At and Street Culture, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Orange
County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Lo-Gressive Living, The Approach, London, UK
Majority Whip, White Box, New York, NY
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Museum
of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,
Canada, CCA Wattis; Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue) With us against reality, or against us!, Gallerie S.E., Bergen, Norway
Color Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
Freedom Frenzy, Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR
The Optimistic Mood, Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
I Love Music, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA
Initial Encounters, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dog Show (Curated by Angelique Groh), North Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 17 Reasons, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Comic Release, The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; The Center for Contemporary
Art, New Orleans, LA; The University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, TX; Western
Washington University, Bellingham, WA (catalogue) Somer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Taqueria Cancun, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA Flipping the Bird, Box Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Dirt Wizards, Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc., New York. NY
Strange Glue, Ratio 3, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Beam Me Up, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, CA
Group Show, Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Forward/4words (curated by Guido Bartorelli and Alfredo Siglo), Rovigo Cen Ser., Rovigo, Italy American Art Today: Faces and Figures (Curated by Roni Feinstein and Dhalia Morgan), The Art
Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL
Pretty Gritty, The Institute of Unpopular Culture, Rayko Photo, Film Arts Foundation and Luggage Store Present at Rayko Photo, San Francisco, CA
2002 Worm Hole 2, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (catalogue) Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue) 2001 Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Summertime Reunion, Cat Haus, San Francisco, CA
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI
Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
East Meets West, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Hammond Museum, North Salem,
The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver
Untitled 2001,Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Jess Hillard: an undying fascination for all animals, especially the cute ones, San Francisco Art Commission
Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Portrait Show, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, California “Paperview,” Galerie Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
Western, Studio Z, San Francisco, CA
The Red Man Show, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
Synesthesia, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
TEXT/TYPE, curated by Cynthia Connelly, Martin Sprouse‟s flat, San Francisco, CA
2000 Pot O’ Gold, Patrizia Outore Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Rare, New York Collector‟s Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY
Utopia, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Deterritorialization of Process, Artist Space, San Francisco, CA
Extra (Super) Meta, Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to Our Community Everyone Here Loves God, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, CA
Move Five Text, New Image Arts (at Bergamot Station), Santa Monica, CA
Blurring The Line, RARE, New York New Langton Arts‟ 16th Annual Auction, New Langton
Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999 Scopic, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Coup d’Etat, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, NY Survivalists, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA The Levels, La Pandaderia, Mexico City, Mexico Museum Pieces, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark Paper, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
Off The Hook, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Rick Farr, Rich Jacobs, Chris Johanson, Alicia McCarthy, New Image Arts, Los
Angeles, CA
1998 Alter-Nativity, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco, CA
Move 2, New Image Arts, Los Angeles, CA
He Swam Down, Away, Audiello Fine Arts, New York, NY
The Mind Harvest Series, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
Selections Summer ’98, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Stuck, ESP, San Francisco, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
SAP, Lanai Motel, San Francisco, CA
Whipper Snapper Nerd Silent Art Auction, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
1997 Me, Myself and I, Timothy Higbee Gallery, San Francisco, CA The Independents, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, CA
Oddity, Minna Gallery, San Francisco Mission Community Art Show, Starcleaners, San Francisco, CA
Switch Stance, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Waverforms, Skate(board)ing in the Urban Forest, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa
Cruz, CA
Tobin Yelland and Chris Johanson, Cafe Nidal, San Francisco, CA Book Shop, Scene/Escena, San Francisco, CA
1996 Guy, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA
Necessary Evil Kneivel, Alleged Fine Arts, New York, NY
Shred Sled Symposium, The Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
Tropical Sunrise, Poker Face, Portland, OR
Erin Courtney and Chris Johanson, Carmichael Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Chris Johanson, Mary Nicholson, Tobin Yelland, Alleged Productions, New York, NY
1995 The Finale, Figure 5, San Francisco, CA
The New Millennium Degenerate Art Show, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Wild Side, L.A.C.E., San Francisco, CA
Dysfunctional, an exhibition of Skateboard Art and Design, Blue Note Gallery, London, UK Special Friends, Adobe Book Shop, San Francisco, CA
Big ‘N’ Easy, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1994 Combine Effort, Figure 5, San Francisco, CA
The Shooting Gallery, Club 1015, San Francisco, CA The Works T-Shirt Auction, Works, San Jose, CA
1992 Curated By Rob Trains, Cafe Picarro, San Francisco, CA
1991 Chain Reaction (Curated by Rob Trains), San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco,
All You Knead Cafe, San Francisco, CA
1990 The Flower Show, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco, CA
2014 “Silicon Valley Needs More Artists „Falling Through the Cracks‟,” The Bold Italic – San Francisco 2013 King, Carol. “Artists on Artists| Chris Johnson on the Apocalyptic Machines of Kal Spelletich,”
TMag, August 16, 2013
Vankin, Deborah. “Chis Johanson MOCA art show: life, death, and the „River of Time‟,” Los
Angeles Times, June 22, 2013
Colman, David. “Standing Above the Cookie Crowd,” New York Times, June 7, 2013
Frank, Priscilla. “Chris Johanson on His Quiet Music Festival and Upcoming MOCA Show”,
Huffpost Arts & Culture (online), May 31, 2013
Wilison, Michael. “One piece at a time,” Frieze Magazine, 2013
2012 McCormick, Carlo. “Two Legendary West Coast Artists Reunite...And it Feels so Good” Paper Magazine, November 12, 2012
Raymond, Jon. “Golden State”, Artforum, October 2012, p. 220 - 228
Boas, Natasha. “Interview: Chris Johanson”, The Believer, February 2012
2011 “Normal Natural Shit: Chris Johanson speaks to Nadiah Fellah,” New American Paintings, January
19, 2011
2010 Kuennen, Joel. “Back Towards the Future,” ArtSlant, September 13, 2010
Nelson, Arty. “Chris Johanson: Totalities,” New York: Deitch Projects
2009 McClintock, Diana. “Review: Chris Johanson at Van Every Smith Galleries,” Sculpture Magazine,
Vol. 28, No. 10, December 2009
Nickas, Bob. “Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting.” London: Phaidon,
Wolff, Jon. “Chris Johanson‟s „Continuality‟ Opens,” The Davidson (online), March 19, 2009
2008 Wescott, James. “Chris Johanson: Totalities,” Art Review, December 28, 2008
O‟Neill-Butler, Lauren. “Chris Johanson,” Art Forum, December, 2008
Princenthal, Nancy. “Chris Johanson,” Art in America, December, 2008
Second Nature. Text by Galerie Nosbaum and Reding. Luxemborg, 2008 (exhibition catalogue). Johanson, Chris and Johanna Jackson. “The Peaceable Kingdom,” Zurich: Nieves, 2008 Camille Dodero and Zach Baron, “Bones‟ Beat: Chris Johanson‟s Totalities at Deitch Projects”
The Village Voice, October 9, 2008
Johnson, Paddy. “Chris Johanson at Deitch Projects,” The L Magazine, September 17, 2008 Gluckman, Nell. “Galleries Awaken From Summer Slumber,” New York Sun, August 25, 2008 Frey, Raman. “Chris Johanson,” Shotgun Review, March 23, 2008
2007 Rose, Aaron, Sean Kennerly and Jack Hanley. “Please Listen I Have Something To Tell You About What Is by Chris Johanson,” Bologna: Diamani Editore/Alleged Press, 2007
Motley, John. “Chris Johanson,” The Portland Mercury, February 22, 2007 2006 Freeborn, John. “Big Kids, Little Kids,” Exton: Nested Group, 2006 Dreaming of a Speech Without Words: the Paintings and Early Objects of H.C.
Westerman. Text by The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI,
2006(exhibition catalogue)
Johanson, Chris. A limited edition book by Chris Johanson, New York: Alleged Press, 2006 Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper. Text by the Deste Foundation for
Contemporary Art, Athens, 2006 (exhibition catalogue)
Johanson, Chris. I Am Glad For You That You Exist, Nieves: Zurich, 2006
2005 “Vitamin D: New Perspectives on Drawing, London: Phaidon Press, 2005
2004 Baja to Vancouver: the West Coast and Contemporary Art. Text by Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
(exhibition catalogue)
Bwana. “cj landia,” Pencil Fight, 2004
Mansfield, Susan. “Medium first, then meaning,” The Scotsman, November 23, 2004
Cliver, Sean. “Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art,” Corte Madera: Ginko Press, 2004 Hedges, Ruth. “Distributed by the „burbs,‟” The List, November 4, 2004
Johanson, Chris. Color Wheel Oblivion, Milan: Marella Arte Contemporanea, 2004
Johanson, Chris. The Beauty and the Blemish, New York: Deitch Projects, 2004
Johanson, Chris. Illustrations and cover, Arkitip, Issue 0022, 2004
2003 Sheets, Hilarie M. “The Dude is New Age and He‟s Proud of It,” The New York Times, November 22, 2003
Wilson, Michael. “One Piece at a Time,” Frieze Magazine, Issue 79, November 2003
Helfand, Glen. “Critic‟s Picks,” Artforum, September 2003
Berger, Jamie. “Adobe proved fertile ground for „Mission School‟ artist,” San Francisco Chronicle,
April 10, 2003
Helfand, Glen. “Big Time,” The San Francisco Bay Gaurdian, March 19, 2003
Sponsorship: the Fine Art of Corporate Sponsorship/Corporate Sponsorship of Fine Art. Text by Ryan
McGinness. BLK/MRKT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (exhibition catalogue)
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. Text by Barbara Bloemink and Vicky A. Clark. D.A.P., New York, 2003 (exhibition catalogue)
Negotiating Identity for a New Generation.
2002 Johnson, Ken. “Chris Johanson: Now is Now,” The New York Times, November 22, 2002 Whitely, Mark. “I Like to Se It: The 2001 Untitled Event,” Slap, September 2002
Fletcher, Harrell and Chris Johanson. “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,” Creativity Explored (Possible with a grant from the Creative Work Fund)
Gioni, Massimilian. “The Whitney Biennial: All the Small Things,” Flash Art, May 2002 Cotter, Holland. “Whitney Biennieal,” The New York Times, March 8, 2002
Cotter, Holland. “Depicting Spiritual America, From Ecstatic to Transcendent,” The New York
Times, March 8, 2002
Goldring, Sean Bekker et al. “A PLACE CALLED THE UNIVESE,” San Francisco: Fletcher/Johanson/Tender Feelinfs/Nice Store, 2002
Helfand, Glen and Chris Johanson. Chris Johanson, San Francisco: Jack Hanley Gallery, 2002 Whitney Biennial 2002. Whitney Museum of American Art (exhibition catalogue)
Smith, Roberta. “The Armory Show, Grown Up and in Love With Color,” The New York Times,
February 22, 2002
2001 Knight, Christopher. “Life in the Big City,” Los Angeles Times, June 15, 2001 2000 Camper, Fred. “Musicians at Play,” Chicago Reader, January 2000
Mahoney, Robert, “Deterritorialization of Process,” Time Out New York, March 2000
Golonu, Berin, “„Scopic: Magnify the Times‟ at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,” February 2000
Frank, Peter, “S.F. Drawing Show, The Happiness Show,” LA Times, 2000 Johanson, Chris. You are There, New York: Alleged Press, 2000
“The Real Junk,” Vice, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2000
1998 Roche, Harry, “Critic‟s Choice: Art,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 11, 1998
Baker, Kenneth, “Jarring Street Scenes In Johanson‟s „Trips,‟” San Francisco Chronicle, September
10, 1998
Freedman, Marcy. “Chris Johanson,” San Francisco Weekly, September 2, 1998
1997 Baker, Kenneth, “Quick-Draw Artists and Tender Hearts,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 1997 1995 Porges, Maria. “Chris Johanson,” Art Issues, September 1995
2009 Vaguely Paperly, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Every Picture Tells A Story...Or Is At Least A Picture, Small A Projects (Curated with Johanna
Jackson), Portland, OR
2007 Music and Rhythm, Los Angeles Art Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 SOLO SHOW, SOLO SOUL 3, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 2, Baronian-Francey, Brussels; Frac Haute-Normandy, Normandy,
2004 SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL


2014 Quiet Music Festival, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY 2003 Cut and Paste Skateboarding Art and Film Festival, Iowa City, IA
2001 Hi Mom Film Festival, Chapel Hill, NC 2000
New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2013 Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus OH