Erick was born in San Francisco and now lives and works in New York City. He has a MFA from the Milton Avery School for the Arts at Bard College and a BA from Empire State College. In his Parallelogram Paintings, Johnson investigates how relationships of rhythm, form and color can convey lived experience and emotion. Johnson has had recent solo shows with Gallery Neptune and Brown, Washington DC, and IUCA + D Gallery at the Indiana University, Columbus, Indiana. He has shown with the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Kentler Drawing Space, New York City; Heskin Contemporary in New York City; and most recently with Neptune Fine Art, New York City. He has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as well as the Vermont Studio School.