Matt Johnson (artist)

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Matt Johnson (born 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles,

Johnson was born in New York. He is a sculptor who creates humorous works out of everyday materials.[1] His art has been compared to that of Tom Friedman and Charles Ray for its innovative manipulation of objects.[2][3] His first solo show was in New York City in 2004, less than a year after receiving his Masters of Fine Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles.[4]

Selected exhibitions[edit]


Time Difference: The Frank Wu Cohen Collection, Initial Access Gallery, Wolverhampton

All About Laughter, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Makers and Modelers, Gladstone Gallery, New York


Uncertain States of America - American Art in the 3rd Millennium, Serpentine Gallery, London

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles


Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane C/o Galerie Ghisloine Hussenot, Paris

Thing, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles


Another Sculpture Show, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas


Fondazione Ratti, Como

Four Times One Minus One, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles


Levitating Woman, 2012, Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, Oslo


  1. ^ Victoria DeSilverio, Matt Johnson: New Artist in Town,
  2. ^ Jerry Saltz, Matt Johnson,
  3. ^ G. James Daichendt, Matt Johnson: [1]
  4. ^ DeSilverio, Victoria (2004-03-21). "New Artist in Town". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 

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