RYAN JOHNSON

Born 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
 
Education
 
2003
Columbia University, New York, NY, MFA

2000
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, BFA
 
 
Solo Exhibitions
 
2017
Life Study, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY
 
2012
Self Storage, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY
 
2010
Description of a Struggle, Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York, NY
 
2008
Watchman, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
 
2007
Ambien Eyes, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
 
2005
Modern Human Animal, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Visitors from Shallow Space, Fresh Window, Brooklyn, NY

2017
Cupid Angling, John H. Baker Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

2016
Fort Greene, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Venus LA, Los Angeles, CA
Life Study, EDDYSROOM, Greenpoint, NY
 
2015
Under Foundations, curated by Jess Wilcox, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Eagles II, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
 
2014
Forever, Metropolitan Art Society, Beirut, Lebanon
Imaginary Portraits, curated by Dodie Kazanjian, Gallery Met, New York, NY
Pale Fire, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY 
 
2013
High, Low and In Between, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Merge Visible, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
 
2012
Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
2010
NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition, Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, New York, NY
 
2009
Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
 
2008
Without Walls, Museum 52, New York, NY
Imaginary Thing, curated by Peter Eleey, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
 
2007
BRAIN FORM, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
Capricci (possibilities of other worlds), Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
MASH, The Helena, New York, NY
 
2006
2006 Untitled (For H.C. Westermann), curated by Michael Rooks, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Metaphysics of Youth, curated by Luigi Fassi and Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, Artenova-Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy
Turn the Beat Around, Sikkema Jenkins and Co., New York, NY
Ionesco's Friends, curated by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
 
2005
Greater New York P.S.1, Queens, NY
Who is the Protagonist? curated by Ohad Meromi, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
 
2004
Pattern Playback, curated by Silvia Cubina, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
Four-Ply, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Hung, Drawn, and Quartered, curated by Miriam Katzeff, Team Gallery, New York, NY
 
2003
Pantone, Massimo Audiello, New York, NY       
 
 
Bibliography
 
2016
Pogrebin, Robin, “It’s an Art Gallery. No, a Living Room. O.K., Both.”, The New York Times, July 3
 
2012
Rosenberg, Karen, “Art in Review, Ryan Johnson: Self Storage”, The New York Times, December
Scott, Andrea, “Ryan Johnson,” The New Yorker, December 10
Indrisek, Scott, Modern Painters, November
Nichols, Adam Whitney, “In Storage,” VMAGAZINE.COM, November
Dollaghan-Campbell, Kelsey, “A Young Sculptor Plunges Into The Uncertainty of Quarter-Life,” Fast Company Online, November
Johnson, Ryan, “Sheila Pepe,” Bomb, Issue 119, Spring
 
2009
Daily, Meghan, “Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture”
Smith, Roberta, “A Gallery Goes Out In a Burst of Energy,” The New York Times, February 7.
 
2008
Johnson, Ken, “The Art Fair as Outlet Mall,” The New York Times, December 6.
Heartney, Eleanor, “Ryan Johnson,” Art in America, October.
Baker, R.C., “Best in Show,” The Village Voice, May 28, p. 37.
“Ryan Johnson,” The New Yorker, June 9.
Pearse, Emma, “Artist Ryan Johnson Is Losing the War On Crime,” NY Magazine Online, June.
 
2007
Porotto, Ilaria, “Ryan Johnson/Sam Lewitt,” Arte e Critica, September – November, p. 78.
 
2006
Bayar, Devrim, “Code/Strate,” Code Magazine July, p. 10.
Zucca, Irina, “Metaphysics of Youth,” Artenova-Fuoriuso May, p. 57.
 
2005
Heiss, Alanna; Biesenbach, Klaus; Lowry, Glenn, "Greater New York 2005".
Comita, Jenny, "Higher Learning," W, March 2005, pp. 312-316.
Kraft, Jessica, "The Launch of Spaceship Columbia," Contemporary, Issue 16, No. 76, pp. 30-33.
Kerr, Merrily, "New Paper Sculpture," Art on Paper, March/April, p. 61.
"Ryan Johnson/Aaron Spangler," The New Yorker, February 28, p. 18.
 
2004
Triff, Alfredo, "Two Postmodern Nightmares," Miami New Times, October 7.
Church, Amanda, "Hung, Drawn and Quartered," Art on Paper, September/October, p. 78.
Johnson, Ken, "Four-Ply," The New York Times, August 13, p. 32.
Smith, Roberta, "Hung, Drawn, and Quartered," The New York Times, July 23, p. 31.
Levin, Kim, "Hung, Drawn, and Quartered," The Village Voice, July 14-20, p. 75.
 
2003
Smith, Roberta, "Pantone," The New York Times, January 9, p. 43.




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