INFO

 

Alan Bur Johnson creates work which addresses fleeting life cycles and physical impermanence. He reverently documents biological minutia to heighten an awareness of the fragility of the body and the natural environment. His education in the sciences and time spent in the lab has defined his creative process. He meticulously dissects his subjects in extensive detail, creating a vast volume of visual fragments, then reassembles the myriad of disparate elements in an attempt to map what has transpired and reanimate what has been lost.

Johnson's work has been exhibited internationally, is included in many public and private collections, and has received extensive press regarding the intersection of art and science.

Johnson received a BFA in Printmaking in 1990 from the University of Washington, Seattle. He works and lives in the former ghost town of Jerome, Arizona, which he has called home since 1993.

NEWS

 

2016


2015


2014

  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
  • Hello MidTown, inaugural exhibition at the new Lisa Sette Gallery location in MidTown Phoenix, AZ

2013

  • Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • I-REF"Zerlegte Insekten: Progeny"
  • Beautiful/Decay, "... Fly Right Off the Wall"
  • LUXE Interiors + Design"On the Rocks"
  • Arizona Republic, "...Beauty in Bones & Insects"
  • The Physical Photograph, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
  • Visual Art Source, solo exhibition review
  • Murmuration, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2012

  • TEETH, 4-Person Invitational, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

2011

  • Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • Tucson Weekly, "Despair and Its Antidotes"
  • Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

2010

  • Order of Species, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Remnants, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
  • ScienceBlogs/Bioephemera, "A Fluttering of Pinned Wings in Silver Frames"
  • Cadence, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • AIPAD Photography Show, New York, NY

2009

  • Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
  • Alan Bur Johnson | Doug and Mike Starn, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • The New York Art World, AIPAD 2009: A Report on the Photography Show
  • ARTINFO, "AIPAD Dealers Looking for Right Exposure"
  • AIPAD Photography Show, New York, NY
  • Alan Bur Johnson, Brian Cyper, Jessica Drenk, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008

  • Photo MIAMI, Miami, FL
  • Hover, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY

  • photo credits:  MB Sullivan | Alan Bur Johnson, unless credited otherwise
  • all work and images © Alan Bur Johnson 2004-2016
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