Chris Johanson, ‘Perceptions #1’, 2007, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

About Chris Johanson

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.

American, b. 1968, San Jose, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
CHRIS JOHANSON: Possibilities, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City
2017
WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
2017
CHRIS JOHANSON | Infused Paper, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
2012
Chris Johanson, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
The Middle Riddle, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn
2017
CHRIS JOHANSON: Possibilities, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City
2017
CHRIS JOHANSON | Infused Paper, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
2012
Chris Johanson, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York City

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
WHAT'S ON OUR MINDS, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
2015
She Sells Seashells By The Seashore, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton
2015
Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
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