Sarah Anne Johnson

Born 1976, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Education

2004
Masters of Photography, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2002
BFA, Honors Degree, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

1997
Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Field Trip, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Field Trip, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Hospital Hallway, Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Field Trip: Sarah Anne Johnson, McMichael’s Gallery, Kleinburg, Canada
Birthday Cake, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada

2015
Wonderlust: New Sculpture, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Sarah Anne Johnson; Wonderland, 2002-2014, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, USA
Best Beach, Weston Harbour Castle Convention Centre Photography Mural, Toronto, Canada
TBA, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
TBA, Division Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2014
Wonderlust, Stephen Bulger Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Wonderlust, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Asleep in the Woods, commission for The Bank of Montreal Project Room, Toronto, Canada

2011
Arctic Wonderland, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Arctic Wonderland, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010
Dancing with the Doctor, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

2009
House on Fire, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
House on Fire, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2007
The Galapagos Project, Julie Saul Gallery, NY
The Galapagos Project, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006
In the Forest, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
Either Side of Eden, Plug In, Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada
Tree Planting, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

2005
Tree Planting, Duke University, Durham, NC
Tree Planting, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Tree Planting, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Tree Planting, John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, Duke University, NC

2001
Rush-hour, College St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2016
The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from The Met Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Dream States: Contemporary Photographs and Video, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Elles Photographes, Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada

2015
Biennial of the Americas, Denver Colorado

2014
The Combinational, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, studio1.1, London, UK
LandMark, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Magnetic North, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY
Glam North: Doris McCarthy and Her New Contemporaries, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto

2012-2013
Builders, the 2012 Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2012
The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Spectral Landscapes, Modern Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection, AGO, Toronto, Canada
Oh, Canada, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
True North, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada
Photography Is, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
The Mirror & the Encyclopedia, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France Winnipeg Now, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

2011
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2010
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/ Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Out of the Woods, Curated with James Salomon, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
It is what it is, Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada

2009
Arctic Mission, Scope Fair, Miami, FL
Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2008-09
ReThinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

2007
Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
5th Biennale de Montreal, Centre International d'Art Contemporian de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Elsewhere, The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
L'Enfant de Cartier, Theatre de la Photographie et de l'Image, Nice, France

2006
In the Forest, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Female Machine, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Stiff, Gallery 4000, Chicago, IL
Soft Radical, Compact Space, Los Angeles, CA
Either Side of Eden, Plug-In RCA, Winnipeg, Canada
Under 30, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

2005
Imprints, CMCP, Ottawa, Canada
Bugs, Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
J'en Reve, Foundation Cartier, Paris, France
On Transit, Mexicali, Mexico

2004
Dreamweavers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY
$200 Days, Label Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Flirt, Neubacher Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003
Another Other, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto, Ontario
Mr. Ketchup's Rolla Decks Art Show, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
The Living Room Show, Gallery 260, Winnipeg, Canada

2002-2003
More Than Code, touring exhibition, various cities across the U.S.

2001
Latchkey Magazine Launch, The Other Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Wall Art, The Other Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

1999
Absence in Presence, Chien Dog Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2011
Sobie Award, Short List Nominee 2011

2008
Grange Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario/Aeroplan, Toronto, Canada
Major Grant, Manitoba Council, Winnipeg, Canada

2007
On the Rise, Winnipeg Arts Council, Winnipeg, Canada
Travel Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council, Winnipeg, Canada

2004
Creation/Production Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
Alice Kimball Foundation Travel Grant, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2003 Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2003 & 2002
Reader's Digest/Lila Acheson Wallace Scholarship, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Student Bursary Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, Canada
Garry Trudeau/Yale University School of Art Scholarship, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

2002 & 2001
UMSU Scholarship, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Publications & Reviews

McNarma, Rea, “What Do You Do When Your Family Was the Victim of CIA Mind-Control Experiment?”
Vice, April 14, 2016
White, Murray, “Sarah Anne Johnson takes grip trip into family past,” Toronto Star, April 14, 2016
Adams, James, “ The Glory and Grot of Outdoor Festivals, through Sarah Anne Johnson’s lens,” The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2016
Aletti, Vince, “Goings On About Town: Sarah Anne Johnson,” The New Yorker, February 25, 2016
Laster, Paul “12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before February 26”, Observer Culture, February 22, 2016
Scala W. Mark, “Sarah Anne Johnson: House on Fire, As I See It” Nashville Arts Magazine, July 2015
James Adams, “Five Finalists named for $50,000 Sobey Art Award”, The Globe and Mail, June 2015
Rabbit White, Rachel, “Psychedelia’s Softer Side”, Playboy, March 2015
Gallant, Elise, “Boundless Images”, Malibu Magazine, April, 2015
Howe, Brian, “In the provocative exhibit Wonderland, Sarah Anne Johnson turns sex and nature inside-out”, Indy Week, February 11, 2015
Menconi, David, “At CAM-Raleigh, an artist’s dark ‘Wonderland’”, The News and Observer, February 27, 2015
Molesky, David, “Wonderland: Sarah Anne Johnson @CAM Raleigh, North Carolina," Juxtapose Magazine, February, 2015
Coppelman, Alyssa, “Wonderlust Photos Expose Couples’ Most Intimate Moments”, Feature Shoot, March 6, 2014
Brooks, Catherine, “Stunning Nude Photos Capture the Anonymous Intimacy of Couple Having Sex,” Huffington Post *, March 20, 2014
Fonts, Carlos, “Sarah Anne Johnson: Cracking the Surface”, *Musee Magazine
, March 2014
Sarah Anne Johnson: From the Arctic to the Erotic,"* Whitewall Magazine*, November 2013
Walsh, Brienne, “Sarah Anne Johnson Shows Love,” Art in America, December 9, 2013
“Goings on About Town: Sarah Anne Johnson,” The New Yorker, November 2013
“Sarah Anne Johnson: From the Arctic to the Erotic,” Whitewall Magazine, November 2013
Gillmor, Alison, “True To Life,” Flair Magazine, November 2013
Fonts, Carlos, “Sarah Anne Johnson’s Wonderlust at Julie Saul Gallery,” Musee Magazine, October 2013
Walsh, Meeka, “Intimacy’s Awkward Beauty: Sarah Anne Johnson,” Border Crossings, June July August 2013
Milroy, Sarah, "At the National Gallery: Black and White and Everything Light, The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 9, 2012
Johnson, Sarah Anne, "Black Smoke," Harper's Magazine, February 2012
Tousley, Nancy, "Sarah Anne Johnson: Northern Splendour", Canadian Art Magazine, cover feature, fall issue
Whyte, Murray, The Toronto Star, June 22, 2011
Hall, Emily, Artforum, May 2011
PDN, July 2011, cover feature
Harper's Magazine, August 2010
Smith Roberta, "In Fields of Art: Snapping Photos," The New York Times, April 1, 2010
Cruz, Araceli, "The Past Returns: Get Spooked in the Guggenheim's Rotunda," The Village Voice, March 27, 2010
Moore, Sandee, "No Missteps Here," Uptown Magazine, February 18, 2010
Gillmor, Alison, "Shock to the System: Violent, Visceral Dance Work Makes a Powerful, Personal Statement," Winnipeg Free Press, February 11, 2010
"AGO Acquires Acclaimed Sarah Johnson Installation," Art Gallery of Ontario, September 30, 2009
Johnson, Ken, "Sarah Anne Johnson, House on Fire", The New York Times, October 30, 2009
Kerr, Merrily, Time Out New York, October 22-28, 2009
Cruz, Araceli, "Welcome to the Dollhouse", The Village Voice, September 15, 2009
Saltz, Jerry, "Want to Sees: What our critic is most eager for this fall",* New York Magazine*, August 31-September 7, 2009
Schuster, Robert, "Fall Guide: Sarah Anne Johnson Conjures a Mind-Control Center", The Village Voice, September 9, 2009
Milroy, Sarah, "They Were Looking for the Ideal Manchurian Candidate", The Globe and Mail, July 15, 2009
"Sarah Anne Johnson: House on Fire at the AGO", The Star, July 12, 2009
Walker, Morley, "Artist Plumbs Personal Past for Latest Exhibit", Winnepeg Free Press, July 7, 2009
"2008 Grange Prize Winner Sarah Anne Johnson Debuts Emotionally Charged New Exhibition at the AGO this Weekend", Art Daily, July 2009
"Grange Prize Winner Debuts Exhibition at the AGO", Shalom Life, July 2, 2009
Enright, Robert, and Walsh, Meeka, "The Age of Johnson: An Interview with Sarah Anne Johnson", Border Crossing Magazine, Issue #107, August 8, 2008
Ghomeshi, CBC Radio, "Q", April 28, 2008
Cambell, James D., "Crack in the Sky- La Biennale de Montreal", Border Crossing Magazine, Issue 104, December 2007
Critic's Pick, "Elsewhere", Artforum, September 2007
"Milroy's Contact Top Ten", The Globe and Mail, May 5, 2007
Saltz, Jerry, "Vision Thing, Sarah Anne Johnson blurs the line between mediums", The Village Voice, March 2, 2007
Modern Painters, Review, Feb, 2007
Guggenheim Magazine, Winter 2006
Walsh, Meeka, Frieze Magazine, Issue #102, October 2006
Eyland, Cliff, "Visual Arts", Border Crossings Magazine, Issue 99, August 2006
Enright, Robert, "City Report: Winnipeg" Freize Magazine, Issue 97, March 2006
Walker, Morley, "True to her Roots", Winnipeg Free Press, March 16, 2006
"Sarah Anne Johnson", Domino, March 2006
Enright, Robert, "Picture Perfect", Globe and Mail, June 20, 2006
Roberts, Lorne, "Tree Planter Turns Lens on Galapagos Islands", Winnipeg Free Press, June 22, 2006
Weinburg, Lauren, Time Out Chicago, Issue 75, 2006
Loftin, A.J., "Into the Woods," Hartford Advocate, August 18 - 24, 2005
Jaeny Baik, CBC Radio, "Shaken not Stirred", November 26-28,
Fineman, Mia, "Close Up," Photograph, May/June 2005
Peterson, Thane, "Photography's Golden Age," BusinessWeek, May 2, 2005
Ross, Lauren, "Sarah Anne Johnson: "Tree Planting" at Julie Saul Gallery," Art on Paper, June 2005
"Roots of a Movement", Winnipeg Free Press, June 16, 2005
Aletti, Vince, "Mud, Sweat and Tears," Modern Painters, April 2005
Schwendener, Martha, "Sarah Anne Johnson," Artforum Online, February, 2005
Smith, Roberta, "Last Chance," The New York Times, March 11, 2005
"Don't Miss! Sarah Anne Johnson," Time Out New York, March 3-9, 2005
Aletti, Vince, "Paradise Found," The Village Voice, February 15, 2005
Smith, Roberta, "Tree Planting," The New York Times, February 11, 2005
Maclean's, "Newsmakers", Vol. 118, Number 50, Dec. 12, 2005
Border Crossings, Issue #92, p.80, 2004
Grosz, David, "Dreamweavers," New York Sun, August 26, 2002
Dahle, Sigrid, Winnipeg Free Press, "Compelling Photos Click", 2002
Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba, "Warehouse, Eleven", 2002

Collections

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Canada Arts Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, Canada
Musée des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada
Musée départemental d’art contemporainde Rochechouart, France
North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, NC
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Publications

Wonderland: Sarah Anne Johnson 2002-2014, CAM Raleigh, NC, 2015
Wonderlust, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, 2013
Oh, Canada, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2013
House on Fire, Alberta College of Art + Design, Alberta, Canada, 2010
The Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, Phaidon Press, 2009
Elsewhere, Contemporary Art Museum of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2008
Enfant De Cartier, Photographie Canadienne Contemporaine, Theatre de la Photographie et de l'Image, Nice, FR, 2007
Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU, 2007
Crack in the Sky: La Biennale De Montreal 2007, Centre International d'Art Contemporain De Montreal, Montreal, QC, 2007
Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Ct, 2006
Sarah Anne Johnson: Tree Planting, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, 2006, Winnipeg, MB

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