Kysa Johnson – CV

1997      Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland BFA, specialized in Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2019    CRUDE , Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX
2017    As Above, So Below , Von Lintel Gallery , Los Angeles
2016   blow up 298 - landscape continuum - subatomic decay patterns / 
             -13,000 +2000,
Grace Farms Foundation, New Canaan, CT
2015   The Long Goodbye,  Morgan Lehman Gallery New York, NY
2014   blow up 250 - "Be it ever so humble" - subatomic decay pattern
            after Wyandanch, Payne and Rennert,
Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
2013   blow up 203 - subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi's Ruins and Waiting Room (Bank of America)
            Armory Show, New York, NY
            Empire Loop, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY
2011  Terrible Beauty, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY
2009   After the Fall, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY
2008   Kysa Johnson, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville CT
2007   Kysa Johnson: Blow Ups—Spores, Pollen, and Pollutants, Aldrich
            Museum, Ridgefield CT
2005   Kysa Johnson, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn NY
2004   Macro/ Microscapes, National Academy of Science, Washington DC

Two/Three Person Exhibitions

2017   Kysa Johnson / Anne Lilly, Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
2014   Elegant Solutions, with Laura Battle and Harold Granucci, Byrdcliffe, Woodstock, NY
2009   Painting is Thinking, Standpoint Gallery, with Anna Gathman, London, UK
2007   Unseen with David Opdyke and Sebastiaan Bremer, Roebling Hall, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Cosmic Culture : Intersections of Art and Outer Space, Science Museum Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK
The Flat Files, The Pit LA, Glendale, CA
Vision Boards, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Color Out of Space, Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2018    Heat Wave (with the Binder of Women), Guerrero Gallery , San Francisco, CA
             Dragnet, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA
             Good Smoke/Good Poke (with the Binder of Women), 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA
             Tick-Tock: Time in Contemporary Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
2017    Binder of Women, The Pit LA, Los Angeles
              Look Me In The Eye Sister, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
              Echo Location, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA
              Dick Pics, Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
              Schools Out Forever, Legato Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016   Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Medium:Religion, University of Central Missouri Museum of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO
             Girl Trip, The Lodge, Los Angeles CA
             The Art of Now, Hearst Galleries, New York, NY
2015   Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams
             to Data Visualizations
, Cerritos College, Long Beach CA
             The Fire Next Time, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
             Sampling, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
2014   Weird Science, Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2013    Eastern Standard, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill NY
2012    Sitelines, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
             “Unfolding Patterns” Dorsky Gallery Queens, NY
              Festival International Del Artes 2012, Costa Rica
              View from Outerspace from an Aquarium, Famous Accountants Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2011    Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin Ireland
              The Peterson Collection , New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
              Wall Works DeCordova Museum Lincoln, MA
              The Cambrian Explosian, Zora Art Space, Brooklyn NY
              Terminal Jest, Delaware County Community College
2010    Mapping, Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art,
              Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY
              Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY
              Paintbox Leaves, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY
              Land(e)scape, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich CT
              Botanica, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton NJ
2009    Dis/Believer – Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art.
              Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College
              Hudson River Project, Tang Museum Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs,NY
              Second Biennial of the Canary Islands: Art, Architecture and Landscape
              curated by Christian Viveros-Faune, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
2008   Interior Ritual, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA
            Passed as Present, York Art Gallery, York England
2007   The Elements – Air, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfeild CT
             Flash Pop, NYFA New York, NY
2006    Psychoideology, Roebling Hall Chelsea NY
             Assemblage II, Museum 52, London UK
             Texas Firehouse, Brooklyn NY
             Design For Public Space, New York, NY
2005   El Greco, Islip Museum, Islip NY
            Origin Mother and Child, Ferragamo Gallery Space, NY
            The Exploding of Plastic Invisible, Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, NY
2004   NADA Benefit Auction, New York, NY
2003    Winter Auction – Dumbo Arts Center Dumbo Brooklyn, NY
2002    Woman Artists Past and Present, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
              Surround, Free Gallery Glasgow, Scotland
2001    Big Names, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
             The Rebellion of Space, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
             Local Color, Martin Art Gallery Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1998    Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Scotland
1997    European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow                        
              Society of Scottish Artists, Annual Invitational Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Public Commissions

Installation for the Concourse Level of the Empire State Building


Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant 2010
NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) fellowship 2003
Emmy Sachs Prize 1997

Selected Bibliography

2017   Fabrik Magazine, “ Von Lintel Gallery, Kysa Johnson “ As Above, So Below” Molly Enholm, Oct 18th
             Fast Company “This Artist Uses Subatomic Particles to Paint the Cosmos”, Meg Miller, July 24
             Art and Cake LA “Kysa Johnson and Joachim Schulz at Von Lintel Gallery”   Sara Fortson, July 23
             Hyperallergic “ Painting Cosmic Phenomena with Patterns of Subatomic Decay”, Daniel Gerwin July 20
            Art and Cake LA “Echo Location at Eastside International”,  Lorraine Heitzman, March 10
2015    Wall Street International “The Long Goodbye”, Daniel Gauss, September 10
2014    Interview Magazine “Kysa Johnson's Atomic Art”, Rachel Small, February
              Vice Creator’s Project “Turning The Science Behind String Theory Into Immersive Murals”, Laura Feinstein, March 1
              Miami Design District New York “Artist Spotlight: Kysa Johnson”, Shana Beth Mason, March
2013   ArtInfo, Kysa Johnson’s Cosmic Bank Office is a Showstopper, Ben Davis, March 7
            Artinfo, Armory Show - The Movies, David D’Arcy March  8
   – Best of the Artsy Armory at the Armory Show
            Arts Observer – 10 Must See Installations at the Armory Show, March 7
            Gallery Intell – A New York City Artist Reinvents Piranesi for the 21st Century, March 5
            Wallpaper – The Armory Show at the Piers 92 and 94
            Societe Perrier – 10 Works of Art We Wish We could Take Home From The Armory Show
            The Standard – Wanderlust Chronicles – Armory Arts Week 2013
  , Scene and Herd – Steppin’ Up, Linda Yablonsky, March 9
            Art Daily – Centennial New York Armory Show opens with 214 exhibitors,  March 6
            Bullett – In its 100th Year, The Armory Show Returns To Its Roots
2011, Scene and Heard "Dublin Up" by Gemma Tipton
             Irish Times, 23rd June 2011, "Will Dublin Contemporary Draw in the Punters?" Article by Aidan Dunne
            The Sunday Times Ireland, September 18th 2011, "Everything is Not Illuminated", Review by Cristin Leach
            Architecture Ireland October 2011, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Review
            Irish Arts Review September 2011, Dublin Contemporary 2011, Review by Mic Moroney
2009   Truthful Enthusiasm: Discussing Contemporary Issues through the Arts – Review “Dis/Believer”
            Review by Matthew Cunningham
            Time Out Chicago – Issue 249, Dec 3rd-9th Review “Dis/Believer” Review by Lauren Weinberg
            H Art International – “The London Art Scene Moves Away from Big Money Conceptualism, Painting Re-emerges” article
            including “Painting is Thinking” at Standpoint Gallery
2008    The Gambit Weekly New Orleans - August 5th Review "House Holds Objects"  Review by D. Eric Bookhard
             Art Exit – Sept. 10th, Featured Artist
2005    New York Times – March 20th Review “ Getting in Touch with that Inner El Greco”  Review by Helena Harrison
              Art Forum – April Issue, Review of Kysa Johnson at Roebling Hall by Jeffrey Kastner, Pg.191
              New Yorker –  Feb 14th and 21st, Review of Kysa Johnson at Roebling Hall, Pg. 64
              New York Magazine – Feb 7th, Art Pick Kysa Johnson at Roebling Hall, Pg. 94
2003    New American Paintings #44 – Curated by Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Public Collections

Falcons Stadium Atlanta
Progressive Collection
Deutsche Bank
Richard Massey Foundation
Lodeveans Collection
Muhlenberg College
Cummins Diesel
Credit Suisse
Gunvor USA
Wellington Management
The Allbright