© 2019 Melissa Johnson Studio

Melissa Johnson

Brooklyn, NY

 

melissa@melissajohnsonstudio.com

www.melissajohnsonstudio.com

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018           Processing, Old Stone house, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Katherine Gressel

                    Sequence, Mobile Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Gowanus Swim Society

2017           Good-Bye Gowanus, Mobile Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Gowanus Swim Society

                    Luminous Flux, The Pink House, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Upstairs Projects

                    In Situ, The Pink House, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Upstairs Projects

2016            Total Request Alive, Otion Front Studio, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Bethany Dinsick

                    Natural/Unnatural, Square Dot Plus Studio, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Gowanus Swim Society

                    Altar Spaces, Monk Space, Los Angeles, CA

                        Curated by The Glinda's

2015            Telestrations, Halyards, Brooklyn, NY

                        Curated by Gowanus Swim Society

                    Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014            Members Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                         Curated by Rhia Hurt

2013            Connection//Disconnection, Lennies, Bloomington, IN (Solo)

                    WomenExposed8, Fell Building, Bloomington, IN

                        Curated by Filiz Cicek

2012            International Collective Exhibition, Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, ITALY

                        Curated by Marina Merli

                    The Fame Disease, The Bishop, Bloomington, IN

                        Curated by Lori Canada

                    WomenExposed7, Trained Eye Art Center, Bloomington, IN

                        Curated by Filiz Cicek

2011            Bestiary, Paper Crane Gallery, Bloomington, IN

                        Curated by Luke Woodaman

2010            Thesis, SOFA (Grunwald) Gallery, Bloomington, IN

                        Curated by Betsy Stirratt

 

PUBLIC ART & COMMISSIONS

 

2016            Delancey Mural, 100 Gates mural project, Manhattan, NY

2015            Canal St. Mural, 100 Gates mural project, Manhattan, NY

2013            What’s On T.V.?, outdoor sculpture, SculptEVV, Evansville, IN

2012            Pancake Season, mural, The Village Deli, Bloomington, IN

2012            Brain Extravaganza!, outdoor sculpture, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bloomington, IN

2012            Pilgrimage of The Power Woman, outdoor sculpture, Arte Studio                                                                                                                  Ginestrelle, Assisi, ITALY

2011            Recycle, mural, Lennie’s, Bloomington, IN

2008            Harvesting Our Sun & the Milky Way Galaxy, outdoor sculpture, with John                                                 David Mooney, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

 

PANELS & FAIRS

2016            Bulletproof Soul, Discussion Panel + Zine Fair, Manhattan, NY

RESIDENCIES & INTERNSHIPS

 

2015            Prop & Set Design assistant, Brooklyn, NY

2014            Puppet & Prop assistant for Jessica Scott, Brooklyn, NY

2012            Arte Studio Ginestrelle, International A.I.R., Assisi, ITALY

EDUCATION & ORGANIZATIONS

2017            Co-Founder & Curator of Upstairs Projects, art event hosting team

2015            Gowanus Swim Society: Art Collective, member & promoter,

                           Brooklyn, NY

2010            BA of Art & Minor Art History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

PRESS

2017       "In Situ- Opening Reception hosted by Upstairs Projects", Art in Brooklyn, February

                           26, 2017, (Web Post)

              "The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, chocoholic edition", Brokelyn,

                          March 2, 2017, (Web Post) 

2016        

                 "Gowanus Open Studios to Host Record Number of Artists Despite Evictions",                                                   DNA INFO, October 12, 2016 (Web Post)

                 "Street Art in New York City Just Got 100 Times Better", Architectural Digest,

                           September 15, 2016, (Web Post) 

                 "THE 100 GATES PROJECT FILLS THE GATES OF NEW YORK BUSINESSES WITH

                           STREET ART", Juxtapoz Magazine, September 13, 2016, (Web Post) 

                 "Lower East Side’s art project celebrates its 100th mural", Curbed NY, 

                           September 12, 2016, (Web Post)

                 "Photos: 100 LES Security Gates Have Been Taken Over By Street Art", Gothamist, 

                           September 12,2016, (Web Post)

                  "100 GATES Project in Lower East Side Celebrates its 100th Mural at Katz’s

                           Delicatessen", Untapped Cities, September 9, 2016 (Web Post)

                 "Metal Gates Unfurl as Colorful Canvases on the Lower East Side", The New York

                           Times, September 8, 2016 (Web Post)

                 "100 Gates Project Crosses Finish Line with Colorful Katz's Deli Mural", DNA INFO,

                            September 8, 2016, (Web Post)

                 "The LES ‘100 Gates Project’ Reaches its Centennial Goal with Katz’s Deli Mural"

                             Bowery Boogie, August 24, 2016, (Web Post)

                 "100 Gates Project Continues To Beautify The Lower East Side", YIMBY,

                            July 8, 2016, (Web Post)

2015            "Gowanus Open Studios Returns: Come See Nearly 350 Artist Spaces",

                             Brownstoner, October 12, 2015 (Web Post) 

                   “100 Gates is Back With The Mural Madness in LES”, FlavorPill,

                             Sept 11, 2015 (Web Post)

                    “See Street-Art on Storefront Security Gates That Are Completely

                             Legal”, TimeOut NY, August 10, 2015 (Web Post)

                    “More Murals Are Coming To The LES’ Roling Metal Gates”, Curbed

                             NY, August 8 2015 (Web Post)

                     “These 9 Women Are Helping Turn Metal Security Gates into Beautiful

                             Works of Art”, Cosmopolitan, Sept 2, 2015 (Web Post)

2013            “Sculpt EVV finalists present wide variety of art, statements”, Courier                                                               and Press, June 12 2012

                    “ARTS BEAT: SculptEVV returns with new sculpture, new                                                                               competition, more celebrations”, Courier and Press, June 8, 2012                                               “Second SculptEVV Opens This Summer”, Newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts,

                             USI, Spring 2013, page 6

2012            “Collettiva Artistica”, Il Rubino, December 2012, page 6

                    “ASSISI International Contemporary Arte Guide 2012”, Arte Studio                                                             Ginestrelle, page 12

                     “Local artist commissioned for mural, strives for career”, Indiana Daily                                                           Student, June 2012

                     “Jill Bolte Taylor Brains Map”, WTIU, July 2, 2012

                     “Using Brains to Build Healthier Communities”, Brain World Magazine,                                                        pages 54-56

                     “B-SIDES: Bloomington brain exhibit gives us something to think about”,                                                        Tribune Star, May, 17, 2012

                     “Make Way Bloomington, Here Come the Brains!”, Bloom Magazine,                                                       April/May 2012, Cover and Feature article

2010            “Art degree: graduates discuss their futures”, Herald Times, May 9