Represented by

Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC, www.yossimilo.com
Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, www.bulgergallery.com
Division Gallery in Montreal, www.galeriedivison.com

Born Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1976.


Education

  • 2004 Masters of Photography, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • 2002 BFA, Honors Degree, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

  • This Land, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018

  • Snow Cave, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
  • Rosy-Fingered Dawn, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
  • Rosy-Fingered Dawn, Division Gallery, Montreal

2017

  • Hospital Hallway, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Field Trip, VU Photo, Québec City, QC

2016

  • Hospital Hallway, Images Festival, Division Gallery, Toronto
  • Kitchen, Images Festival, Gallery 44, Toronto
  • Sarah Anne Johnson: Field Trip, McMichael’s Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario
  • Field Trip, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Asleep in the Forest, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta

2015

  • Sarah Anne Johnson; Wonderland, 2002-2014, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC
  • Best Beach, Weston Harbour Castle Convention Centre Photography Mural, Toronto, ON
  • Hospital Hallway, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
  • Field Trip, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • Northern Lights, Hermes Parfumerie, commission, New York, NY
  • Wonderlust: New Sculpture, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Wonderland, 2002-2014, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, USA

2014

  • Wonderlust, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013

  • Wonderlust, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Three Wise Guys, Commission for Louis Vuttion Store, Toronto, ON
  • Asleep in the Woods, Commission for The Bank of Montreal Project Room, Toronto, ON
  • Arctic Wonderland, Division Gallery, Montreal, QC

2011

  • Arctic Wonderland, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Arctic Wonderland, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010

  • Dancing with the Doctor, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, MB

2009

  • House on Fire, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • House on Fire, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • New Work, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB

2007

  • The Galapagos Project, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • The Galapagos Project, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2006

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

2005

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

  • Psychedelic Healing, Essex Flowers, New York, NY, USA

2018

  • Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Through the Lens of… Landscape in Contemporary Canadian Photography, The Sussex Courtyards, Ottawa, ON
  • The War of Nerves : Psychological Landscapes of the Cold War, Wende Museum, Culver City, CA, USA
  • Growth, Galerie Division, Montreal, QC
  • Seuls ensemble, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

2017

  • The Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Met Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Manif d’art 8 – La Biennale de Québec, Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec, Québec City, QC
  • Altered States, 330g Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

2016

  • Dream States: Contemporary Photography and Video, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • All Membranes Are Porous, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
  • Hospital Hallway, Images Festival, Toronto, ON

2015

  • Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
  • The pen moves across the earth; it no longer knows what will happen and the hand that holds it has disappeared, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario
  • The Sobey Art Award, Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
  • Now? NOW!, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
  • Xenotopia, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, UK

2014

  • Nei Xiao/Wai Bao – IN&OUTsource, The Art Gallery of Nanjing University of the Arts, China
  • Oh Canada, touring several locations in Canada
  • She Made a Day be a Day Here, touring several locations in Canada
  • Beyond Street – Lit Roads, Platform Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • ‘The Combinational’, Studio 1.1, London, UK
  • New Mythologies: Super Natural States and Polar Exploration, Fosdick – Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
  • 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

2013

  • ‘Under My Skin’, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
  • ‘They Made a Day be a Day Here’, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB

2012

  • Builders, The Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Photography Is, Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, NY
  • Spectral Landscapes, Modern Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON
  • Watch This Space: Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection, AGO, Toronto, ON
  • Oh Canada, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
  • True North, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
  • Winnipeg Now, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • My Winnipeg, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • The Perfect Storm, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
  • Le Minoir & L’Encyclopedie, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, France

2011

  • My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, FR
  • My Winnipeg, Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète, France
  • The Sobey Art Award, Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS
  • Global Nature – Organized by the CMCP, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
  • Open Season, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  • Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Out of The Woods, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects, New York, NY
  • It is what it is, Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON

2009

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

2008

  • ReThinking Landscape: Contemporary Photography from the Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Collection, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, NC

2007

  • Elsewhere, The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
  • Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU
  • 5th Biennale de Montreal, Centre International d’Art Contemporian de Montreal, QC
  • L’Enfant de Cartier, Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice, FR

2006

  • 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, MB
  • Under 30, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
  • In the Forest, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

  • Imprints, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON
  • J’en Reve, Foundation Cartier, Paris, FR
  • On Transit, Mexicali, MX

2004-02

  • Dreamweavers, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY
  • Flirt, Neubacher Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • Another Other, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto, ON
  • Mr. Ketchup’s Rolla Decks Art Show, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • More Than Code, touring exhibition, various cities across the USA

Awards, Grants, & Residencies

2015

  • Shortlisted for The Sobey Art Prize

2013

  • Banff Residency, Banff, AB

2012

  • Manitoba Arts Council Project Grant
  • Canada Council for The Arts, Film and Video Grant

2011

  • Shortlisted for The Sobey Art Prize

2009

  • The Arctic Circle Residency, Arctic Circle, Norway
  • Special Projects Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB

2008

  • Grange Prize, Art Gallery of Ontario/Aeroplan, Toronto, ON
  • Major Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB
  • Banff Residency, Banff, AB

2007

  • On the Rise, Winnipeg Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB
  • Travel Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council, Winnipeg, MB

2004

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

2003 & 2002

  • Schickle-Collingwood Prize, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Garry Trudeau/Yale University School of Art Scholarship, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • Reader’s Digest/Lila Acheson Wallace Scholarship, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Selected Publications & Reviews

2019

  • Rodney, Seph. “Photography Still Has the Potential to Reveal the Uniqueness of the Human Body”, Hyperallergic, May 30, 2019.

2018

  • Diana McClure, “Sarah Anne Johnson: Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Julie Saul Gallery”, Photograph Magazine, May/June 2018
  • Ilana Jael, “Exhibition Review: Rosy Fingered Dawn”, Musée Magazine, May 9
  • Meeka Walsh, “Border View; House Work”, Boarder Crossings Magazine, Issue # 145, January
  • Hughes, Catriona. “Vancouver Art Gallery adds over 300 works to its permanent collection”, Daily Hive Vancouver, December 19, 2018.
  • McKenzie, Jamie-Lee. “Artist tells story of grandmother’s time in CIA mind-control experiment in new exhibit”, CBC News, November 9, 2018.
  • Brock, Hovey. “Everything is Connected: Art and Conspiracy”, The Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2018.
  • Stapley-Brown, Victoria. “Three shows to see in New York this weekend”, The Art Newspaper, October 25, 2018.
  • Woodward, Richard B. “’Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy’ Review: Paranoid Imaginings”, Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2018.
  • Stapley-Brown, Victoria. “From assassinations to CIA mind control: new show investigates how artists tackle conspiracy theories”, The Art Newspaper, September 14, 2018.
  • “Wende Museum Exhibitions ‘War of Nerves’ and ‘Red Shoes’ Present Cold War Material Cultural”, Artfix Daily, September 10, 2018.
  • Adesina, Precious. “Snapshot: ‘Rosy-Fingered Dawn’ by Sarah Anne Johnson”, Financial Times, May 4, 2018.
  • Kassam, Ashifa. “The toxic legacy of Canada’s CIA brainwashing experiment ‘They strip you of your soul’”, The Guardian, May 3, 2018.
  • Clément, Éric. “Programmation 2018 du MAC : avantage Canada!”, La Presse, February 7, 2018.

2017

  • Clément, Éric. “L’art contemporain à l’honneur au Reine Elizabeth”, La Presse+, December 28, 2017.
  • Panting, Michelle, “Sarah Anne Johnson on Family Trauma, Psychedelics, and Art”, Full Magazine, July 13, 2017.
  • “A monumental installation by Sarah Anne Johnson: ‘Untitled (Schooner and Fireworks)’ at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – a gift from the Cirque du Soleil”, Galleries West, February 27, 2017.

2016

2015

2014

  • Katherine Brooks, “Stunning Nude Photos Capture the Anonymous Intimacy of Couples in the Act”, Huffington Post Arts & Culture, March 20, 2014
  • Alyssa Coppelman, “Wonderlust Photos Expose Couples Most Intimate Moments”, Feature Shoot, March 6, 2014
  • Carlos Fonts, “Sarah Anne Johnson: Cracking the Surface”, Musee Magazine, March 2014
  • “Portfolio: Sarah Anne Johnson,”Prefix Photo, Vol. 14, No 1, May, 2014.

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Harper’s Magazine, August 2010.
  • Cruz, Araceli, “The Past Returns: Get Spooked in the Guggenheim’s Rotunda,” The Village Voice, March 27, 2010.
  • Roberta Smith, “In Fields of Art, Snapping Photos”, New York Times, April 2, 2010 (page 1) (page 2) (page 3)
  • Walter Robinson, “It’s a Sad, Sad World”, Artnet Magazine, April 2, 2010
  • Mary Reid, “Sarah Anne Johnson” Going Live”, Canadian Art Magazine, March 5, 2010
  • Alison Mayes, “A Moving Tribute”, Winnipeg Free Press, February 4, 2010
  • Meeka Walsh, “Sarah Anne Johnson, Artist Page” Border Crossing Magazine, Issue 113, Jan, 2010
  • Alison Gillmore, “Shock to the System”, Winnipeg Free Press, June 7, 2010 (page 1) (page 2)

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 (page 1) (page 2)
  • Whyte, Murray, “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…”, Artdaily.org, July 2009 (page1) (page 2)
  • “Grange Prize Winner Debuts Exhibition at the AGO”, Shalom Life, July 2, 2009
  • “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.
  • “Sarah Anne Johnson: House on Fire at the AGO”, Thestar.com, July 12,2009.

2008

  • Robert Enright, The Ages of Johnson, Border Crossing Magazine, Issue #107, 2008
  • Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio, Q, April 28, 2008

2007

  • James D. Cambell, “Crack in the Sky – La Biennale de Montreal”, Border Crossing Magazine, Issue 104, December, 2007
  • Critic’s Pick, “Elsewhere” Artforum, Sept, 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

2006

  • Guggenheim Magazine, Winter 2006
  • Weinburg, Lauren, Time Out Chicago, Issue 75, 2006
  • Jaeny Baik, “Shaken not Stirred”, CBC Radio, November 26-28, 2006
  • Walsh, Meeka, Frieze Magazine, Issue #102, October 2006
  • Eyland, Cliff, “Visual Arts”, Border Crossings Magazine, Issue 99, August 2006
  • Enright, Robert, “Picture Perfect”, Globe and Mail, June 20, 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

2005

  • Loftin, A.J., “Into the Woods,” Hartford Advocate, August 18 – 24, 2005
  • Ross, Lauren, “Sarah Anne Johnson: “Tree Planting” at Julie Saul
  • Gallery, Art on Paper, June, 2005
  • Fineman, Mia, “Close Up,” Photograph, May/June 2005
  • Peterson, Thane, “Photography’s Golden Age,” BusinessWeek, May 2, 2005
  • Aletti, Vince, “Mud, Sweat and Tears,” Modern Painters, April 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
  • Schwendener, Martha, “Sarah Anne Johnson,” Artforum.com, February, 2005
  • Smith, Roberta, “Tree Planting,” The New York Times, February 11, 2005
  • “Newsmakers”, Maclean’s, Vol. 118, Number 50, Dec. 12, 2005
  • Jaeny Baik, “Shaken not Stirred”, CBC Radio, November 26-28, 2005.

2004-02

  • Border Crossing Magazine, Issue #92, p.80, 2004
  • Grosz, David, “Dreamweavers,” New York Sun, August 26, 2002

Catalogs

  • “Everything is Connected: Conspiracy in Art”, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2018
  • “Art in Canada” National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, 2017
  • “Sarah Anne Johnson, Wonderland, 2002-2014”, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, 2015
  • “Wonderlust”, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
  • “Oh Canada”, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2012
  • “Sarah Anne Johnson, House on Fire”, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, 2010
  • “The Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory”, Phaidon Press, 2009.
  • “Haunted: Photography/Video/Performance, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, 2010
  • “Elsewhere”, Contemporary Art Museum of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2008
  • “Enfant De Cartier”, Photographie Canadienne Contemoporaine, Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, Nice, France, 2007
  • “Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now”, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 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, Winnipeg, MB, 2006

Collections

  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
  • Bank of Montreal, Toronto, ON
  • Canada Arts Council, Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
  • Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON
  • Gallery Lambton, Sarnia, ON
  • George Weston Limited, ON
  • The Granite Club, Ltd, ON
  • Harvard Business School, MA
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France
  • Musée des beaux-art de Montreal, QC
  • The National Gallery Of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  • Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • TD Bank Group, Toronto, ON
  • Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC