contact name: R. C. Johnson
Pseudonym: Richard C. Johnson, Rick Johnson, Hej Yew
I grew up fast, and I grew up mean, my fists got hard, and my wits got keen. I moved from town to town to hide my shame. Then I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the University of Minnesota.
AWARDS AND HONORS
ARAC/McKnight Fellowship 2002
Minnesota Stae Arts Board Career Grant 2002
McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Developement Grant, 2000.
Individual Artist Fellowship, Photography. Minnesota State Arts Board, 1994 & 1999
McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Developement Grant, 1999.
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation Fellowship, 1998.
Jerome Foundation Artist Travel/Study Grant, 1996. Travel to Sweden.
McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Career Developement Grant, l996.
Artist Photography Fellowship,McKnight Foundation/Film in theCities, 1993.
Selected Exhibitions /Solo
2002 Artists at the Edge of the World, Duluth Art Institute
1999 The Third Image:Words and Pictures:
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN,
Suomi International College of Art and Design, Hancok, MI,
The Wilson Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, Minneapolis, MN,
Kunsthall i Vaxjo, Vaxjo, Sweden.
1995 A Tale Told by an Idiot, Recent Works, Duluth Heritage and Arts Center, Duluth,
Minnesota. John Steffl, curator.
1990 Arrowhead Artists Exhibition Series, Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minnesota Jim Grittner,
Sharon Roberts Macy, and Jim Zasoski, Jurors.
1983 Artist Lecture Series, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota. Robert DeArmond, curator.
2003 Small Matters, Great Importance, U of M, Morris
2001 Digital 01: New York Hall of Science, NYC, The Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Invitational Exhbititon, Anderson Art Center, Redwing, MN
2000 Northern Lights, Sivertson Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota.
54th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition, Lin Nelson-Mayson, curator, Duluth, Minnesota.
Baker's Dozen, Kess Gallery, Ely, Minnesota.
1999 Exchange Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada. Janet Clark, curator.
1998 53rd Arrowhead Biennial, Duluth Heritage and Arts Center. Laurel Bradley, Juror.
Environmental Earth Day Exhibition, Lizzards 2, Duluth, Minnesota
1997 Salon Exhibition, Lizzards 1, Duluth, Minnesota
Twenty Artists, Twenty Questions, Steensland Museum, St. Olaf College.
1996 Selections From the Arrowhead, Paul Watkins Art Gallery, Winona State Univ. Don Schmidlap, Curator
52nd Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition, Duluth Heritage and Arts Center. Mason Riddle, Juror.
Duluth-Sweden: Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition Exchange, Kunsthall i Vaxjo, Vaxjo, Sweden.
Duluth-Sweden: Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition Exchange, Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN.
Playing with a Full Deck, Duluth Heritage and Arts Center. Invitational Exhibition.
1995 Look: Self Portrait Exhibition, Joy Kopps Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota.
Projects for the city of Duluth, Duluth Heritage and Arts Center.
1994 McKnight Fellowship Exhihition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Members Show, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Minnesota.
1990 49th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota. Irving Z. Taran, Juror.
1988 48th Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota. Phylis Wiener, Juror.
Kronoberg County, Sweden,
City of Vaxjo, Sweden,
Tweed Museum, Duluth, Minnesota
Articles, Reviews & Publications
Art News, April 2000. Artfit.com ad, page 59, 4 color reproduction.
Hakan Mauritzon, ?Helt utan mening? SMALANDSPOSTEN Magazinet, Vaxjo, Sweden,
November 20, 1999. Review and 4 color reproduction.
Ann Klefstad, "Independent collaboration of poet, artist could fill a Book?, Duluth News Tribune.
May 16, 1999. Review, interview, 1 B & W reproduction.
Willow Springs magazine, Eastern Washington University Press, January 1999. 4 color cover image.
Anders Mildner, "Sevard konst fran Duluth", SMALANDSPOSTEN, Vaxjo, Sweden, August 10, 1996. Review, color reproduction.
John Steffl, Art Institute Newsletter, Fall/Winter 1994. Article and B & W reproduction.
Minnesota Art Board News, Vol 10, No. 2 Summer 1994. Article and B&W reproduction.
J. P. Furst, "Showcase for Northland artTsts, Duluth News-Tribune, June 10, 1990. Review, B&W reproduction.
Kathy Jacob, ?Stunning lmages in the Biennial, Zenith City Arts. November, 1988. Review.
Country of Citizenship:
A Few Artists and Writers from the North
Doors and Windows
I Want To Live In Duluth (Someone Please Find Me A Job There)
Only The Greats
ZOOM IN: Photographer and Mixed Media Artist, Richard C. Johnson