Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited at Las Cienegas Projects, Soho House, West Hollywood, Pallihouse, West Hollywood, LAXART, the P.S. 1. Museum, the SK Stiftung, Cologne, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Adamski Gallery of Contemporary Art, Aachen, the Sacramento Center for Contemporary Art,
18th Street Arts, Santa Monica and the Boston University Art Gallery, and the Kellogg Museum of Cal Poly Pomona. He exhibited in the landmark exhibition Freestyle, a the Studio Museum in Harlem. His photographic works, which include both documentary photography and montage, engage both significant and neglected historical and contemporary cultural artifacts and is based on intensive research of his subjects. In the Los Angeles artist’s group show, The Optomist’s Parking Lot, Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, 2011, Johnson returned and to painting with a nine panel gray scale work.
Vincent Johnson received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 1997.
He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was selected for the Baum:
An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004; for
the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for
the Art Matters grant in 2008, and for the Foundation for Contemporary
Art Fellowship, Los Angeles in 2009. His work has been reviewed in
ArtForum, Art in America, Art Slant, The New York Times and the Los
Angeles Times. He has participated in several art fairs, including the Armory Show, Pulse Fair Los Angeles, Aqua Art Fair Miami, the Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, and Scope New York.
Johnson most recently exhibited a new collage work in The Bearden Project at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has written catalog essays and writes about art, travel and dining for his blogs, www.fireplacechats.wordpress.com and www.culturenightlosangeles.wordpress.com