Martin Johnson

EDUCATION

 

1974

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic and State University

 

1977

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

FOR / REAL: Martin Johnson, Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia

 

2014

FORInstance: Martin Johnson, The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia

 

2011

Martin Johnson: FORward, True F. Luck Gallery, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Virginia

 

1994

Forty-Four Four-by-Fours, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia

 

1993

Site Installation, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Faces For(Body Politic), Glass Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

1992

HESHEUNISALLFORONE (44 4X4s in Four Parts), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

1990

GLIMPSATONE: An Installation by Martin Johnson, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia

 

1988

Site Installation, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Enigmatic Constructions - (Retro)Active Art Work(s), Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia

 

1987

Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind Gallery, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1985

New Paintings by Martin Johnson, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1984

Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind Gallery, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1983

Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind Gallery, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1981

Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind Gallery, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind Gallery, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Site Installation, Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

 

1980

Work by Martin Johnson, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1979

One-Artist Exhibition, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

 

1978

Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Farthing Art Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Recent Works by Martin Johnson, Appalachian Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, West Virginia

Site Installation, Appalachian Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, West Virginia

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013–2014

Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

 

2011

Textural Structures: Selected Works from the South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, South Dakota

 

2010

An Economy of Means: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Living For Art: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

Fifty Works for the First State: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

 

2009

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

1995

New Works Fellowships: Northern Telecom, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

 

1994

New Works Fellowships: Northern Telecom, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

From Minimal to Conceptual Art: Works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

 

1992–1993

Recycled and Re-Evaluated, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

1990

Un/Common Ground: Virginia Artists, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

The Portrait in America, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

 

1989

Sculpture Now: 10 Virginians, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville, Virginia

 

1988

Household Media, Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Site Installation, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York

From the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York

Artists' Sketchbooks, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

1987

Four Sharp Artists, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Animals, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia

Ten Years of the Southeast Seven, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

1986

Drawings form the Collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Juried Miniature Exhibition, Invited Juror, Tidewater Artists Association, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

 

1985

Insider/Outsider, Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gallery Talk, Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Cartoons, S.P.L.A.T. Alternative Art Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

Erotic Art, S.P.L.A.T. Alternative Art Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

Martin Johnson: Installation, Old Dominion University Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia

 

1984

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by," Alumni Lecture Series, Washington Alexandria Center for Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Visiting Artists 1977–1984, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Rockefeller Retrospective, Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Group du Jour: A Changing Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

Michele Feder-Nadoff, Martin Johnson, Irene Kubota, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1983

Dialect = Dialectic II, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York

P.S.1, Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York

Four Men, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1982

P.S...P.S.1, 1708 East Main Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

New New York, University Fine Arts Galleries, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Twentieth Anniversary of the Vogel Collection,  University Fine Arts Galleries, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida; Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

 

1981

Ikon Logos: Word as Image, The Alternative Museum, New York

Former North Carolina Artists, Charlotte and Philip Hanes Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

1980

P.S.1, Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York

Four Men, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

 

1979–1980

Paintings from New York Galleries, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia; Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia

 

1979

Works on Paper: Annual Drawing Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

The Intimate Gesture, Visual Arts Gallery, School of the Visual Arts, New York

One-Hundred Artists Show, Ten Windows on Eighth Avenue, New York

 

1977

The Magnetic Image: Invitational Video Showing, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Works from the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

1976

Exhibition 280, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, West Virginia

 

1975

Selections from the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, Clocktower Gallery, New York, New York

 

Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture of the '60s and '70s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

1993

Northern Telecom Fellowship, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

1986

Invited Juror, Tidewater Artists Association, Juried Miniature Exhibition, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

 

1985

Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Invited Lecturer, Virginia Beach Arts Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

1984

Invited Lecturer, Alumni Lecture Series at the Washington-Alexandria Center for Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Alexandria, Virginia

 

1979–1982

Artist-in-Residence, P.S.1, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Queens, New York

 

1975

MFA Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

PUBLICATIONS / SELECTED  PRESS

 

Bachman, Dona. (2009) "Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel." Southern Illinois University Carbondale - The Museum Newsletter (Spring 2009): 4.

 

Ball, Don, ed. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. Exhibition catalogue. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, 2008.

 

Barnet, Vivian. “Introduction.” In Drawings from the Collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel. Exhibition catalogue. Little Rock: University of Arkansas Gallery, 1986.

 

Boyd, Julia W. “Martin Johnson.”In Un/Common Ground: Virginia Artists 1990. Exhibition catalogue. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1990, pp. 52-61.

 

Browning, Robert. Ikon Logos: The Word as Image. Exhibition catalogue, p. 43. New York: The Alternative Museum, 1981.

 

Cobb Wright, Caroline. “All There, All Significant, All Equal.”  In Martin Johnson: Forward. Exhibition catalogue. Richmond, VA: The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 2011.

 

For/Real: Martin Johnson and Valerie Hardy. Exhibition catalogue. Williamsburg, VA: Linda Matney Gallery, 2017.

 

Johnson, Brooks. The Portrait in America: The Chrysler Museum. Exhibition catalogue. Norfolk, VA: Chrysler Museum, 1990.

 

Kass, Ray. “Martin Johnson’s ‘ForInstance.’” Folk Art Messenger 22, no 3 (Spring/Summer 2011), 23-25.

 

Kuspit, Donald. “Martin Johnson’s Maniac American Dream.” In New Work Fellowships: Northern Telecom, Nancy H. Margolis, ed., pp. 1-4. Exhibition catalogue. Raleigh: The City Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1994

 

Kuspit, Donald. “Martin Johnson.” Artforum 23, no. 9 (May 1985): 108.

 

Kuspit, Donald. “Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind.” Artforum (September 1983): 177.

 

Margolis, Nancy H., ed. New Works Fellowships: Northern Telecom. Exhibition catalogue. Raleigh, NC: The City Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1994.

 

McGreevy, Linda. “Art: Insider/Outsider.” Port Folio 3, no. 2 (May 14–20, 1985): 35.

 

Ploog, Randy J. and Vivian Endicott Barnett, eds. Drawings from the Collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel. Exhibition catalogue. Little Rock, AR: The University of Arkansas Gallery, 1986.

 

“Reviews of Exhibitions/Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind.” Art in America 71, no. 8 (September 1983): 177.

 

Robinson, John. “Reviews/Group Shows at Phyllis Kind.” Arts 59, no. 1 (September 1984): 33.

 

Schwartzman, Alex. “Martin Johnson.” Arts 54, no. 5 (January 1980): 6.

 

South, Carissa. “Martin Johnson.” In Forty-Four Four-by-Fours. Exhibition catalogue. Roanoke, VA: The Art Museum of Western Virginia, 1994.

 

Theodore, Molleen, ed. Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. Exhibition catalogue. New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2013.

 

Wallach, Amei. “Everyone wants to get into P. S. 1.” Newsday. (January 13, 1980): n.pag.

 

Ward, Alex. “Recycled Space for Artists.” The National Endowment for the Arts, The Cultural Post, no. 24 (August 1979): 1-3.

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland

Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio

The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri

David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Museum at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, Florida

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

South Dakota Art Museum, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Richard Brown Baker, New York, New York

Charles Beneson, Connecticut

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bergman, Chicago, Illinois

William Copley, New York, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldberg, New York, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Koppel, Chicago and New York

Prudential Insurance Company, New York, New York

Bill and Pam Royall, Richmond, Virginia

The Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation

Martihn Sklar, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Speyer, New York, New York

Herbert and Dorothy Vogel

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