Tim Johnson

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‘Metamorphosis‘, 2014, acrylic/linen, 152 x 183 cm

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1947
Born in Sydney

1966 – 70
Studied at the University of NSW and the Universtiy of Sydney

1997 – 8
Australia Council Fellowship

1999
Mosman Art Prize
Sceggs Redlands Art Prize
Lives and works in Sydney

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
‘Otherkin’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2013
The Luminous World Ikon Gallery Birmingham England

2012
Optic Nerve, Tolarno galleries, Melbourne

2010
‘Emulation’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
‘Worlds Apart’, Tolarno galleries, Melbourne

2009
Emporium, Lister Gallery, Perth, WA
Painting Ideas, Art Gallery of N.S.W., Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2008
Graphomania, Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2007
Anomalous, Lister Gallery, Perth, WA
Nurture, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Tim Johnson, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria

2005
Far Out, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria
Full Moon, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Punk Paintings and Prints, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland

2004
Serindia, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2003
Insignia, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Threads of Destiny, Mori Gallery, Sydney, (with My Le Thi)
Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, LA, USA
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

2002
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

2001
Tim Johnson, Lord Mori Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Presence, Paddington Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

2000
What the Eye Knows, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Collaborations, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
Far Out, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Pure Land, Chapman Gallery, Canberra

1998
Alien Land, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria
The Sources are Real, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Tim Johnson and Karma Phuntsok, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane

1997
On the Internet, Mori Gallery, Sydney
CD Installation, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1996
Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1995
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.
Non La, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
4 Directions, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1994
Tim Johnson, Glasgow Museum, Glasgow
Asia, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1993
Shareware, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Across Cultures, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne

1992
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
Visualisation, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1991
Armageddon, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1989
A Survey 1956 – 1989, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria

1988
Richard Pomeroy Gallery, London, UK

1987
Papunya Revisited, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria

1986
Esoteric Landscape, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Languish, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland

1985
Conceptual Painting, Union Street Gallery, Sydney

1984
The Drunken Boat, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1984
The Drunken Boat, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1982
The Wheel of Life, Mori Gallery, Sydney

1979
Mori Gallery, Sydney

1977
Gallery A, Sydney

1973
University of Queensland, Brisbane

1972
Diary, Voyeur, Fittings, Disclosures, etc., Pinacotheca, Melbourne, Victoria

1971
Installation as Conceptual Scheme, Inhibodress, Sydney

1970
Off the Wall, Gallery A, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Australia Royal Academy of Arts London, England
Four Corners of the World, Hite Collection, Seoul, Korea

2012
The Unseen, the 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Biennale of Sydney, All Our Relations AGNSW, Australia

2010
Roundabout, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2009
Gallery A 1964 – 1983, Campelltown City Art Gallery, NSW.
Avoiding Myth & Message: Australian artists and the literary world, MCA, Sydney, NSW

2008
The Visitors, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, NSW
Peep, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Melbourne, Victoria
Drawn In, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
An Ever Expanding Universe, Pica, Perth, WA.
Yin Yang, SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Open Air, Portraits in the landscape, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2007
Bloodlines Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
The Luminescent Ground, Wollongong Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Multipicity: Prints and Multiples, MCA Sydney, NSW
Blast, the influence of Manga, Redcliffe Gallery Comple, Redcliffe, NSW
Smile of the Buddha, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra, ACT

2006
The Sound of the Sky, NT Museum, Darwin, NT
Lives and Times, NGV Touring

2004
The State of Art Peace, Manly Art Gallery, and touring NSW
Pop, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
White/Light Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
MCA Unpacked II – Selections from the MCA Collection, University of SA, Adelaide, SA

2003
MCA Unpacked II, MCA, Sydney
Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 – 2002, NGV, Melbourne, Victoria
Parrallel Worlds, Tim Johnson and My Le Thi, UTS Gallery, NSW
Art and About Sydney Council art event, Sydney

2002
Imaging Identity and Place, Grafton Regional Gallery, and touring NSW
Points of View, UTS Art Collection, UTS Gallery, NSW
Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Sydney
White, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane, Queensland
Contemporary Portraiture, NPG, Canberra, ACT
Tim Johnson, Lord Mori Gallery, LA, USA

Allen Allen & Hemsley
Fairfax Collection
Griffiths University
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Monash University
The Joseph Brown Collection
The Kerry Stokes Collection
UNSW Collection
All Australian state galleries
Australian National Gallery
Private Collections in Australia and overseas

1998
James, Bruce. Monet Meets UFO, The Galleries, Arts, June 30, p 13.
Anne O’Hehir, Crossing Boundaries, Muse, March, p. 22
Morris Low, Crossing Boundaries, Catalogue.
Morris Low, ed. Crossing Boundaries (exh. cat.) Canberra: The Australian national University, Drill Hall Gallery.
Jackson Smith, Winning Work, 1997, John MacCaughey Memorial Art Prize Gallery, Feb – March, p 11.

1997
Johnson, Vivien. Michael Jagamora Nelson, MN’s friend, p. 44. Collaboration with MN, p. 73 – 75.
Titmarsh, Mark, Innenseite At Kassel, Germany, Object, No. 4, p. 16 – 17.
Genocchio, Benjamin. Face / off. SMH, Metro, August 29 – Sept 4, p. 23.
Moore, Cationa, photos of My Generation, Photofile, p. 11 – 12.
Ingram, Terry, Sideshow eclipses main event. The Australian Financial Review, Saleroom, Thurs. July 10, p29.
Walker, Clinton. The Hippy Haters. Rolling Stone, March p. 59 – 62

1996
Drury, Nevill & Voigt, Anna. Fire and Shadow, Spirituality in Contemporary Australian Art, p. 102 – 117.Drury, Nevill & Voigt, Anna. Bringing it all back Home. World Art, April, p38 – 43Benjamin, Roger. The Johnson Way of Art. Colonial Post Colonial (exh. cat.). Museum of Modern Art At Heide, p. 42 – 43Morrell, Timothy. Australia: Familiar and Strange, Contemporary Australian Art. Contemporary Australian Art, Familiar and Strange, Australia (exh. cat.). Soeul Arts Centre, Korea.

1995
Green, Charles, Cultural Mediation and Mimicry. Peripheral Vision, Craftsman House. p. 130 – 132.
Weight, Greg. A Whole Lot of Possibilities. Australian Artist, No. 129, March, p. 26 – 34.
Benjamin, Roger. Jointly and Severally: The Johnson Way of Art. Antipodean Currents, (exh. cat.), Guggenheim Musuem. p. 58 – 69
Timms, Peter. Mixing Images to expose Truth. Herald Sun, Arts and Entertainment, Tues., April 4, p. 55.
Slattery, Luke. Palatable Truths in Big Apple. The Australilan.

1994
Fenner, Felicity. A Genre Beyond Grunge. SMH, Arts, May 27, p. 19.
Drury, Nevill. Images two: Contemporary Australian Painting. Sydney: Craftsman House.
Hart, Deborah. Identities: Art from Australia. In Identities: Art from Australia )exh. cat.) Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, p. 19.
Kavanagh, John. Borrowing from Livelier Cultures. Business Review Weekly (Sydney), May 16, p. 94 – 95
Rigney, Virginia. Tim Johnson. In Tim Johnson (exh. cat.). Glasgow: Glasgow Museum, p. 2.
Waterlow, Nick. ed. Twenty-five Years of Performance Art in Australia (exh. cat.) Sydney: Ivan Doughty Gallery.

1993
Rooney, Robert. A cross the Great Divide. Weekend Review, Arts / Galleries, 7 – 8 August, p. 13.
Johnson, Tim. Across Cultures, (exh. cat.). Melbourne, The University of Melbourne Museum of Art, Ian Potter Gallery.
Bond, Anthony. Tim Johnson. In the Ninth Biennale of Sydney: The Boundary Rider (cat.), Art Gallery of NSW, p. 126 – 127
Fenner, Felicity. Boundary Rider Lost in Space. SMH, 9 Jan. p. 37
Ingram, Terry. Johnson’s Buddha Earmarked for New Atlantis. Financial Review (Sydney), May 6, p. 34
Johnson, Tim. Shareware (exh. cat.), Melbourne: Tolarno Galleries
Campbell, Kay. Wit’s End (exh. cat.) Sydney. Museum of Contemporary Art.

1992
Fanelli, Franco. If Art is Dead, is the Artist a Zombie? The Art Newspaper, no. 20. July – Sept. Exhibition, p. 9.
Fenner, Felicity. Documenta Puts Australia on the Map. SMH. Sat. 13 June.
Hoet, Jan. ed. Documenta 9 (exh. cat). Kassel: Documenta.
Marcon, Morco. Documenta 9: Two Views. Australian Art Monthly (Canberra), no. 52, August, p. 3 – 4.
Boundary Rider (exh. cat.) Sydney: Art Gallery of NSW, p. 126 – 127.
Cramer, Sue. Johnson (exh. cat.) Sydney: Mori Gallery.
McDonald, John. Documenta Attacks Concepts of Taste. SMH, Saturday, August 29.
Findlay, Ian. Journeys of Time and Place. Asian Art News (Hong Kong), May – June, p. 25 – 29.
Gates, Merryn. Collaborations between Artists (exh. cat.), Melbourne; Ian Potter Gallery.
Schubert, Robert. Domino 1: Collaborations Between Artists. Agenda, Issue 25, Sept. / Oct. p. 11
Lynn, Elwyn. Theme Lost in Loose Display. The Australian (Sydney), August 1, Weekend Review, p. 26.
Findlay, Ian. Journeys of Time and Place. Asian Art News, vol. 2., No. 3, May/June, p. 25 – 29.
Johnson, Tim. Future Theory. Kerb Your Dog (Sydney), no. 12, p. 9.
Hill, Peter. Oz and Documenta. The Bulletin. July 14, p. 85
Broinowski, Alison. The Yellow Lady, Australian Impressions of Asia, p. 156.

2014
‘Metamorphosis‘, 2014, acrylic/linen, 152 x 183 cm
'Otherkin', 2014 installation
'Otherkin', 2014 installation
'Otherkin', 2014 installation
'Otherkin', 2014 installation
‘From a Memory Lost’, 2012, giclee print, edition of 5 + 1a.p., 92 x 61cm, unframed
‘Ani Choying’, 2014, oil on canvas, 25 x 25cm
’CP’, 2013, oil on board, 55 x 60cm
‘Deity’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 91 x 61cm, with Daniel Bogunovic and Yiwon Park
‘Dyatlov Pass’, 2012, acrylic/linen, 132 x 198cm
‘Enunciation 1’, 2014, acrylic/linen, 78 x101cm
‘Indivisible Painting’, 2013, acrylic/linen, 10 panels, 183 x 61cm each, with Karma Phuntsok and Nava Chapman
‘Hulk’, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 46cm, with Daniel Bogunovic
‘New Pureland 1’, 2014, acrylic/linen,183 x152cm
‘White Tara’, 2013, acrylic/linen, 5 panels,183 x 61cm each, with Karma Phuntsok and Yiwon Park
‘Otherkin’, 2014, acrylic/linen, 92 x 61cm, with Karma Phuntsok and Yiwon Park
‘Piero’, 2014, acrylic/linen, 183 x 152cm, with Yiwon Park
‘Radio Birdman’, 2013, 60 x 60cm, oil on board
‘Tinderbox’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 91 x 61cm, with Daniel Bogunovic and Yiwon Park
‘Wind Dreaming’, 2014, giclee print, edition of 5 +1 a.p., 61 x 92cm, unframed
‘West Camp’, 2013, giclee print, edition of 5 + a.p., 92 x 61cm, unframed
'Guru', 2013, oil on board, 50 x 50cm
‘T.L & D.L.’, 2013, acrylic/linen, 92 x 612
‘Dorje Legpa’, 2012-14, acrylic/linen, 61x92cm, with Daniel Bogunovic & Yiwon Park
‘Starborn Rivets’, 2012, acrylic/linen, 61x92cm, with Daniel Bogunov
‘UFO,’ 2006, inkjet print, 33 x 24 cm, unframed
Fragments’, 2014, video, 25 min, edition of 5 +1 a.p.
‘Air Guitar’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘In Japan’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘Rimbaud in Harar’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘Public Domain’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘The Vajra of the Earth’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 92 x62cm, with Daniel Bogunovic & Yiwon Park
‘Michael Dransfield’, 2013, acrylic/canvas, 41 x 31cm
‘Oberon Lancaster’, 2011-12, acrylic/canvas, 21 x 26cm
‘A.W. & J.B.’, acrylic/canvas, 31 x 31 cm
‘New Pureland 1’, 2014, acrylic/linen, 183 x 152cm
‘The colours of the Vowels’, 2014, acrylic/linen, 107 x 138, with Yimon Park
‘Green Tara’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘C.P.’, 2013, oil on board, 20 x 20cm
‘After Munch’, 2014, acrylic/canvas, 20 x 20cm
‘C.P.’, 2014, oil on board, 20 x 20cm
’UU’, 2013, 55 x 60cm, oil on board
'Blind Willie Johnson', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Blind Lemon Jefferson', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Charlie Patton', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Mississippi John Hunt 2', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Rev. Gary Davis', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Robert Johnson', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 46 x 31 cm
'Stencil Landscape', 2014, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 12 cm
2012
‘Illusory City for Travellers’, 2012, acrylic on linen, 200 x 200 cm
Tim Johnson with Karma Phuntsok: ‘Dolma’, 2012, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183 x 307 cm, 5 panels (each 183 x 61 cm)
‘Opera’, 2012, acrylic on linen, 137 x 86 cm
Tim Johnson with Daniel Bogunovic, ‘Bhaishaja Guru’, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60 cm
Tim Johnson with Daniel Bogunovic, ‘Ra Lotsawa’, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 60 cm
‘Eternal Return’, 2011, acrylic on linen, 140 x 200 cm
‘Where We Meet’, 2011, acrylic on linen, 150 x 180 cm
‘For the Darug’, 2012, acrylic on linen, 137 x 86 cm
Sydney Cove’, 2011, acrylic on linen, 140 x 200 cm
Tim Johnson with Karma Phuntsok, ‘Kalachakra Mandala’, 2011, acrylic on linen, 120 x 90 cm
Tim Johnson, 'Object Painting', 2011, acrylic on linen, 90 x 120 cm
‘Phoenix Door’, 2012, acrylic on linen, 90 x 60 cm
‘Observatory Hill’, 2012, acrylic on linen, 200 x 200 cm
2010
'Millenium', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 214 x 137 cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, 'Yab Yum', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 85 x 65 cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, 'Vajrassatva', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 85 x 65 cm
Tim Johnson, Nava Chapman, Karma Phuntsok and Yiwon Park, ‘Repetition’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 183 x 307 cm, 5 panels (each 183 x 61 cm)
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, ‘’Nibiru’, 2010, 198 x 168 cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, 'Walk On', 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 150 x 180 cm
Tim Johnson and Yiwon Park, ‘Amitabha’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 165 x 195 cm
Tim Johnson, ‘Community base’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 152 x 183 cm
Tim Johnson with Brendan Smith, ‘Tiger’, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 90cm
Tim Johnson and Yiwon Park, ‘Wonder World’, 2008, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 90cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, ‘Jizo’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, ‘Krishna’, 2007, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman , ‘Green Tara’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 183 x 122 cm
Tim Johnson and Nava Chapman, ‘Agricultural God’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 90 cm
Tim Johnson and Karma Phuntsok, ‘Mandala’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85cm
Tim Johnson, ‘New Phoenix, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85cm
Tim Johnson, ‘Stargate’, 2008, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85cm
Tim Johnson, ‘Visnu & Laxma’, 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85cm
Tim Johnson, 'Old Man Nature', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85 cm
Tim Johnson, 'Tibet', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85 cm
Tim Johnson, 2009, 'New Phoenix', synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 2010, 'Ushnisha Sitatiapatra', synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 65 x 85 cm
'Phoenix Embroidery', 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 46 x 36 cm
Tim Johnson, 'P.J. and Family
Tim Johnson, 'U.U.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'P.C.', 2010, synthetic polymer on paint, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'C.T.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'C.T. Kintore', 2010, synthetic polymer on paint, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'W.T.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'D.L. and T.L.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'C.P.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'J.W.', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson, 'Lhasa', 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 36 x 46 cm
Tim Johnson and Yiwon Park: 'New Two phoenix', 2009, 152 x 122 cm, acrylic on linen
Tim Johnson and Yiwon Park: 'Tiger', 2009, 71 x 71 cm, acrylic on linen