SCOTT JOHNSON.
SCJWORKS@GMAIL.COM
CURRENT NEWS
HOME  
INSTALLATION/ SCULPTURE
PHOTOGRAPHY.
VIDEO / PERFORMANCE
BIOGRAPHY

 

 

Working with a wide range of materials—from stone and wood to old maps and glass, wax and clay to books and binoculars—I produce sculptural installations that are meant to engage viewers in thought-provoking perceptual experiences.  My practice is threefold:  collection, architectural intervention and experimentation.  The collections are akin to cabinets of curiosities and are comprised of found, crafted and altered objects that are meant to stimulate multiple readings by virtue of their constellation-like juxtapositions.  The architectural interventions are meant to evoke landscapes and provide an experience of uncanny vastness within a contained situation.  And the experiments—usually with the methods and tools of representation, orientation, and time-keeping—elicit the tension between text and texture and explore the problems and possibilities that arise in the space between what is represented and what is lived.  In the end, my work is meant to provoke wonder and compel viewers to think critically about the ways we perceive, order and represent the world.

 

Colorado Springs, 2011

 

 

SCOTT JOHNSON ARTIST BIO

 

Scott Johnson was born in 1969 and grew up in the Colorado Rockies.  He obtained his BFA from The University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. His work as an artist has been informed by such as experiences as herding cows on the Navajo Reservation, traveling upon the Silk Road and living in Venice, Italy.  He presently teaches at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1998 – 2000       MFA, STUDIO ART, emphasis in sculpture – Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

1987 – 1994       BFA, STUDIO ART, emphasis in sculpture, cum laude  – University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2006 – Present    .ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ARTThe Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

                        ........Design and instruct 3-D Design, Introductory and Advanced Sculpture, Photography, Senior Seminar and Special Topics courses; direct Sculpture Program; administrative and academic responsibilities.

 

2005                 .....VISITING PROFESSOR OF ART- The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Designed and instructed Introductory and Advanced Photography and 3-D Design courses.

 

2004                 .....VISITING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Designed and instructed upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in digital imaging and visual theory; gave public lectures; conducted studio visits.

 

2001 – 2003       .VISITING PROFESSOR OF ART – Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

Designed and instructed all levels of photography and digital imaging; directed photography and digital imaging program; instructed BFA Seminar and Theories of Contemporary Art Seminar; maintained and managed darkroom and computer lab; some administrative and academic responsibilities.

 

1999 – 2000       .WOODSHOP MANAGER/TECHNICAL ASSISTANT – Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Conducted group orientations; managed student monitors; maintained data and inventory; serviced equipment; instructed technique and safety.

 

1999                ...... 3-D FOUNDATIONS INSTRUCTOR – Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

1998                 ......3-D FOUNDATIONS TEACHING ASSISTANT – Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

1996 – 1997       ..TECHNICIAN/TEACHING ASSISTANT – College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Managed bronze foundry, wood shop, metal shop and ceramic/kiln facilities; taught basic skills.

 

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2010                ..... VISITING ARTIST – Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

 

2004                 .....ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

2001                 .....ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (full fellowship) – Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

1997 – 1998      . ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO

 

 

LECTURES

 

2011                 Courting Light, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

 

2010                 Converging Parallels (with Ethan Jackson), Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

 

2010                 Hypothesis (with Curt Holder), University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2009                 Ruminando and The Look of Nowhere, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009                 Untitled, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

 

2008                 Untitled, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

 

2008                 Untitled, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO

 

2008                 Ruminando, Chapman University, Orange CA

 

2007                 Untitled, University of Georgia Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

 

2007                 Afterimages, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2004                 Untitled, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2012           Continental Drift Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

 

.....................Continental Drift Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

.....................On Turbulence, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

 

.....................Another Victory Over The Sun, TheMuseum, Kitchner Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

                       

2011             Another Victory Over The Sun, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

 

.....................Hawk and Handsaw:  The Journal of Creative Sustainability

 

....................Incidentals, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2010            Light Drift, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

 

.....................Hypothesis, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

 

.....................Engel, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

 

.....................Let’s Talk About Love, Baby, Ongoing, internationally traveling exhibition curated by Chido Johnson

 

2009           Open Range. Smokebrush Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO

 

.....................The Infinity Room, Eldorado Springs Art Center, Eldorado Springs, CO

 

2008            The Look of Nowhere, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

 

.....................1st Paralleled, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

 

2006             Afterimages, Coburn Art Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2005             Crepusculars. Big House Gallery, Boulder CO

 

......................Untitled, Robin Rule Galllery, Denver CO

 

.....................Splitting Image, Coburn Art Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2004            Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

2003            JSC Faculty Exhibition, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

 

2002            JSC Faculty Exhibition, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT                   

 

.....................Neither Here Nor There, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

.....................Snapshot, Beaver College Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

2001        .   Three Possible Explanations, Sterling College, Craftsbury, VT

 

......................Elsewhere, Julian Scott Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

 

2000           .Traces, Temple Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

 

.....................Elkins Park 19016, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

......................The Y2K Solution, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ

 

1999          .Tyler @ White Box, White Box, Philadelphia, PA

 

.....................Quixotic, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

1998           Interdiscipline. Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

.....................Invisible, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

.....................Odd Arrows, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, CO

 

.....................Roaring Fork Open, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

1997           ARAC Winter Expo, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, CO

 

.....................Norfolk Botanical Expo, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA

 

.....................Leadline, Andrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 

1996            Weeping Gate, Dime Hill Sculpture Garden, Boulder, CO

 

.....................Seat of the Creek, Dime Hill Sculpture Garden, Boulder, CO

 

1994            Charcoal Grammar, Sibell-Wolle Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

.....................Firewood Grammar, Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

1993            States of Integrae. Dudly Alcove Gallery, Boulder, CO

 

.....................Early Lessons, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

  .....................

.....................Lux Mosaic, White Room Gallery, Boulder, CO

 

GALLERY & MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

 

2001 – 2002       GALLERY DIRECTOR – Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

 

1999                     TYLER @ WHITE BOX EXHIBITION COORDINATORWhite Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

1997 – 1998       MUSEUM PREPARATOR – Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCE

1993 – 1996       COWHERD AND VOLUNTEER – Navajo Reservation, NM & AZ

 

     

Catalog available for purchase upon request