Chris Johanson  (American, 1968) 

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Chris Johanson Biography
1968   Born in San Francisco, California
  Lives and works in Portland, Oregon
Selected Exhibitions
2013   More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s, curated by Claire Schneider, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC (cat.)
2012   Arte Portugal 10: California Dreaming, curated by Fred Hofmann and Paul Young, Lisbon, Portugal
2012   Streetopia, curated by Erick Lyle, Chris Johanson and Kal Spelletich, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2012   Dialogue of Hands, curated by Sarah Lowndes, Glasgow International Arts Festival, Glasgow, Scotland
2011   Le Printemps de Septembre: Another World, curated by Anne Pontégnie, Toulouse, France
2011   Mitchell, Innes and Nash, New York, NY
2011   Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2011   In The Gardens, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia
2011   American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection, Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, Davis, CA
2011   Chris Johanson, Charley Harper & Matt Keegan, Altman Siegel, San Francisco
2011   Here/Now, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2011   Art Parcours, Art Basel 42, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2011   Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
2011   Art Parcours, Art Basel 42, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2011   Malmo Konsthall, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
2011   This, This, This, That, Altman Siegel, San Francisco (solo)
2010   Backwards Towards Forwards, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010   Not a waste of…, George Kargl, Vienna (solo)
2010   1991 to 2010 - I Was There, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (solo)
2010   Backwards Towards Forwards, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010   Not a waste of…, George Kargl, Vienna (solo)
2010   1991 to 2010 - I Was There, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (solo)
2010   California Dreaming, Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
2010   Disorder Disorder, Penrith Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2010   Final San Francisco Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2010   Draw, Museo De La Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
2010   Aktualität eines Mediums – Nader Ahriman bis Chen Zhen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2010   75 Years of Looking Forward, 75th Anniversary Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2009   The North County Invitational, Cals Pharmacy, Portland, OR
2009   Songs from the Treetops, group show curated by Harrell Fletcher, PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR
2009   Impossible Instruments/Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
2009   15 Years of New Image Art, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
2009   A Mind Meld is a Terrible Thing to Waste, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2009   Failed Art / The Art of Failure, ACC Galerie, Weimar
2009   LEARN TO READ ART: A History of Printed Matter (1976-2009), P.S.1 MoMA, Queens
2009   Nothing is permanent, de Elektriciteitscentrale, Brussels
2009   A New York Minute, DepartFoundation, Rome
2009   Kunstfehler – Fehlerkunst, Halle 14 Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig
2009   1999-10 Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects, Los Angeles
2009   Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2009   Continuality, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (solo)
2009   Chris Johanson - Jean Dubuffet, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2009   Continuality, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (solo)
2009   Chris Johanson - Jean Dubuffet, Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008   Conclusions on Boundaries (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Art of this Gallery, Minneapolis (solo)
2008   Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2008   Totalities, Deitch Projects, New York (cat.) (solo)
2008   Conclusions on Boundaries (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Art of this Gallery, Minneapolis (solo)
2008   Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2008   Totalities, Deitch Projects, New York (cat.) (solo)
2008   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
2008   Dropped Frames, Elk Gallery, New York
2008   Menagerie: Animals and Nature, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2008   Poster Renaissance 2, New Image Art, West Hollywood, California
2008   Impossible Instruments Future Flags, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland
2008   Dark Milk, MILK Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008   Whatever’s whatever, The Hydra School Project, Hydra, Greece
2008   Lots Of Things Like That, apexart, New York (cat.)
2007   Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens (cat.)
2007   In the Fullness of Time: Celebrating Twenty Years, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
2007   Kinky Sex (Makes The World Go ‘Round), Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
2007   A Collaboration, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2007   Group Show, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2007   The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2007   Euphorion – Art from San Francisco, Pierogi Leipzig
2007   Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK(cat.)
2007   Silly Adults, Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007   Pierogi Flatfilling – an interactive curatorial project, ArtNews Projects, Berlin, Germany
2007   Sound Zero-Kunst and Muzik vom Pop bis zur Street Art, Kunstforum Halle, Vienna
2007   Five Humans Share Thoughts, People Respond, ANTISOCIAL, Vancouver Canada
2007   Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, New York
2007   Paradise Library (collaboration with Johanna Jackson), Le Meridien Hotel, San Francisco (solo)
2007   Peaceable Kingdom, (with Johanna Jackson), Marella Gallery, Milan (cat.) (solo)
2007   APEX: Chris Johanson, Portland Art Museum, Portland (solo)
2007   Chris Johanson, Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2007   Art Unlimited, Art Basel 38 (with The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Galerie Georg Kargl and Gallerie Nicolai Wallner), Basel Switzerland (solo)
2006   I am in this weird area now, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo)
2006   Contemporary Landscapes, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2006   I Can Feel It (Co-Exist In Modern Death): Alright Yeah!, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2006   Golden State,Paulson Press, Berkeley California
2006   State Of The Nation, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
2006   DO NOT STACK, Roberts &Tilton, Los Angeles
2006   Monuments for the USA, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco White Columns, New York(cat.)
2006   Happiness/Berlin Biennale, 4th Berlin Biennial, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Curated by Martin Germann)
2006   Panic Room – Works for the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece (Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Kathy Grayson)(cat.)
2006   Since 2000 – Printmaking Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2006   Have New Yes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2006   New Works, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago
2006   This talk we have, this talk we have had, this talk we have/have had, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
2006   Fundstuke und Transit, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Johnen and Schottle, Cologne, Germany
2006   Untitled (for H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (cat.)
2005   SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL 2, Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Frac Haute-Normandy, Normandy, France
2005   Different Wave Lengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York
2005   Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
2005   Casual-Imagastic Jo Jackson Chris Johanson, Reading Frenzy, Portland
2005   Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2005   Stoners vs. Drunks, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York
2005   Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis MN
2005   Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2005   Good Timing, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2005   Waters and Watercolours, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2005   Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey (cat.)
2005   The Early Show, White Columns, New York
2005   Nach Rokytnik, MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein, Vienna, Austria
2005   SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Baronian-Francey Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2004   Solo Show, Solo Soul, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2004   I Love Music, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, California
2004   The Optimistic Mood, Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, Sunderland UK
2004   Freedom Frenzy, Reading Frenzy, Portland
2004   Color Wheel Oblivion, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (cat.)
2004   With us against reality, or against us!, Gallerie S.E., Bergen, Norway
2004   Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, CCA Wattis; Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (Cat.)
2004   Majority Whip, White Box, New York
2004   Lo-Gressive Living, The Approach, London, UK
2004   Beautiful Losers: Contemporary At and Street Culture, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (cat.)
2004   Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
2004   Dog Show, Curated By Angelique Groh, North Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles
2004   SOLO SHOW SOLO SOUL, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago Il
2004   Initial Encounters, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, New York
2004   Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France
2004   Between Art and Life; The Contemporary Art and Sculpture Collection, San Francisco Museum of Art,
2004   Christophe Daviet-Thery, Paris, France (solo)
2004   Problem Does Not Compute, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK (solo)
2003   SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (solo)
2003   This is where you are, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2003   The More You Think About It, The More You Think About It and Keep Thinking About It More, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2003   Pretty Gritty, The Institute of Unpopular Culture, Rayko Photo, Film Arts Foundation and Luggage Store Present at Rayko Photo, San Francisco
2003   American Art Today: Faces and Figures, The Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, Florida curated by Roni Feinstein and Dhalia Morgan
2003   Forward/4words, Rovigo Cen Ser., Rovigo Italy, curated by Guido Bartorelli & Alfredo Siglo
2003   Group show, Anne de Villepoix, Paris
2003   Beam Me Up, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, California
2003   Strange Glue, Ratio 3, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2003   Dirt Wizards, Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc., New York
2003   Flipping the Bird, Box Populi, Philadelphia
2003   Taqueria Cancun, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
2003   Somer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2003   Comic Release, The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania traveling to The Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; The University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, Texas, and Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington(cat.)
2003   17 Reasons, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2002   Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
2002   Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2002   Worm Hole 2, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (cat.)
2002   Many Ways, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (solo)
2002   Now is Now, Deitch Projects, New York (cat.) (solo)
2001   Vedanta Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2001   Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (solo)
2001   Relationistism About Brownness, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
2001   Summertime Reunion, Cat Haus, San Francisco
2001   Widely Unknown, Deitch Projects, New York
2001   Western, Studio Z, San Francisco
2001   Paperview, Galerie Espacio Minimo, Madrid
2001   The Portrait Show, New Image Arts, West Hollywood, California
2001   Jess Hillard: an undying fascination for all animals, especially the cute ones, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco
2001   Untitled 2001, Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2001   The Sensational Line, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver
2001   Hammond Museum, North Salem
2001   East Meets West, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
2001   Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2001   Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison
2001   TEXT/TYPE, curated by Cynthia Connelly, Martin Sprouse’s flat, San Francisco
2001   Synesthesia, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
2001   The Red Man Show, Adobe Books, San Francisco
2001   Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2000   Le Nuage Brun (The Brown Cloud), Purple Institute/Alleged, Paris, France (solo)
2000   The Ourselves Festival, Alleged Fine Arts, New York (solo)
2000   New Langton Arts’ 16th Annual Auction, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
2000   Blurring The Line, RARE, New York
2000   Move Five Text, New Image Arts (at Bergamot Station), Santa Monica
2000   Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Oakland, California
2000   Welcome to Our Community Everyone Here Loves God, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2000   Extra (Super) Meta, Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco
2000   Deterritorialization of Process,Artist Space, San Francisco
2000   Utopia, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
2000   Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York
2000   Rare, New York
2000   Pot O’ Gold, Patrizia Outore Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
1999   Rick Farr, Rich Jacobs, Chris Johanson, Alicia McCarthy, New Image Arts, Los Angeles
1999   Off The Hook, Luggage Store, San Francisco
1999   Paper, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1999   On Paper, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
1999   Museum Pieces, De Young Museum, San Francisco
1999   The Levels, La Pandaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
1999   Survivalists, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
1999   Coup d’Etat, Alleged Fine Arts, New York
1999   Scopic, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose
1998   Whipper Snapper Nerd Silent Art Auction, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
1998   SAP, Lanai Motel, San Francisco
1998   Stuck, ESP, San Francisco
1998   Selections Summer ’98, The Drawing Center, New York
1998   The Mind Harvest Series, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
1998   He Swam Down, Away, Audiello Fine Arts, New York
1998   Move 2, New Image Arts, Los Angeles
1998   Clarion Alley Mural Project, San Francisco
1998   Alter-Nativity, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco
1998   SWP, Alleged Fine Arts, New York (solo)
1998   All On Different Trips, Four Walls, San Francisco (solo)
1997   Everylandia, Scene/Escena, San Francisco (solo)
1997   Book Shop, Scene/Escena, San Francisco
1997   Tobin Yelland and Chris Johanson, Cafe Nidal, San Francisco
1997   Waverforms, Skate(board)ing in the Urban Forest, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz
1997   Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
1997   Switch Stance, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco
1997   Mission Community Art Show, Starcleaners, San Francisco
1997   Oddity, Minna Gallery, San Francisco
1997   The Independents, Alleged Fine Arts, New York
1997   Me, Myself and I, Timithy Higbee Gallery
1996   Chris Johanson, Mary Nicholson, Tobin Yelland, Alleged Productions, New York
1996   Erin Courtney and Chris Johanson, Carmichael Gallery, San Francisco
1996   Tropical Sunrise, Poker Face, Portland
1996   Shred Sled Symposium, The Thread Waxing Space, New York
1996   Necessary Evil Kneivel, Alleged Fine Arts, New York
1996   Guy, Four Walls, San Francisco
1995   Wild Side, L.A.C.E., San Francisco
1995   The New Millennium Degenerate Art Show, The Lab, San Francisco
1995   The Finale, Figure 5, San Francisco
1995   Big ‘N’ Easy, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
1995   Special Friends, Adobe Book Shop, San Francisco
1995   Dysfunctional, an exhibition of Skateboard Art and Design, Blue Note Gallery, London, UK
1995   Sorry, Figure 5, San Francisco (solo)
1995   The Universe, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
1994   Fantasy Island (Life Span), Kiki, San Francisco (solo)
1994   The Works T-Shirt Auction, Works, San Jose, California
1994   The Shooting Gallery, Club 1015, San Francisco
1994   Combine Effort, Figure 5, San Francisco
1992   Curated By Rob Trains, Cafe Picarro, San Francisco
1991   Curated by Rob Trains, All You Knead Cafe, San Francisco
1991   Chain Reaction, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco
1990   The Flower Show, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco
1990   Pictures and Words, Emmanuel Radnitzky Found Objects, San Francisco (solo)