Ezra Johnson

Solo Exhibitions

2017                  Freight & Volume Gallery NYC, March 2017

                          Mindy Solomon Gallery Miami, December 2017

2016                 Arts & Leisure Gallery NYC, October 2016

                          Ezra Johnson, Painted Animations 2006-2016, Young Projects LA, March- Sept 2016

2015                 “Cut Rate Paradise” Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami Florida

2014                “It's Under the Thingy” Fright and Volume Gallery, NYC

                                    Nada Art Fair NYC, Solo Presentation

Festival for Contemporart Arts, Pianello Val Tidone, Italy. Curated by Paolo Baldacci

2012                Freight And Volume Gallery, "Five Kinds Of Light" New York, NY

2011                New Galerie, “A Ship to Sing a Song To”, Paris, France

2009                New Galerie “A Gentleman's Painter Among Bohemians”, Paris, France

2008                Dia Center, “Wrestling The Blob Beast”, curated by Lynn Cooke, New York, NY

2007                 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, “What Birds Remember if They Do Remember”, NYC

UCLA Hammer Museum, “What Visions Burn”, Hammer Projects, Los Angeles  

        Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

        Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN

        Galeria Glance, "Lost To Begin" Torino, Italy

Group Exhibitions


 Moving Image-Istanbul Biennial, Sept 4-7

   Arts + Leisure Gallery, “Your Bad Self”, NYC

                        OOF Collective, Philadelphia, University of the Arts, Curated byJennifer Levonian


                        “Of a Feather” Ewing Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN curated by T. Michael Martin

                        Orlando Museum of Art, Florida Prize Orlando, FLSS

                        Leslie Heller gallery, “Enticing Luminosity” curated by Olive Ayhens

2013                 “Slumping Towards Bethlehem” Untitled Art Fair, Miami, DNA Gallery

2012                 "The Dirty Dozen", Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY

                        Satyrs and Centaurs, :Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011 Artists In Residence Biannual, Knoxville

2011                Pepin Moore, "From Where You Just Arrived" Los Angelas, CA

                                    Champion Contemporary, "Wild Beasts", Austin, TX

                        Asya Geisberg Gallery, “The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep”, NYC                                     

Sue Scott Gallery, “Paper”, New York, NY

St. Cecilias Convent, “Matinee”, curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick, Brooklyn

2010                 ICA, “Video Art: Replay, Part 2. Every Day Imaginary”,  Philadelphia, PA

        SITE Santa Fe, “Drawing for Projection: New Animated Forms”, Santa Fe, NM

        Monya Rowe Gallery, “Metallica”, curated by Patrick Brennan, New York, NY

                                    On Stellar Rays Gallery, curated by Franklin Evans, New York, NY

                                    Invisible Exports Gallery, “Lush Life”, curated by Franklin Evans, New York, NY

FRESH FROM CHELSEA: UCF GALLERY University of Central Florida,

CPH PIX, “Animated Screen”, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009                 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, “20 Years”, New York, NY

        Leubsdorf Gallery, “Mixing It Up”, Hunter College, New York, NY

2007    House of Campari, “Distinctive Messengers”, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala of Scenic, New York, NY

        Lismore Castle, “Titled/Untitled”, County Waterford, Ireland

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, “Extremes & In Betweens”, Long Island City, NY, curated by Joshua Altman

        F15 Galleri, “AniMotion”, curated by Elisabeth Byre, Oslo, Norway

        Kantor / Feuer Gallery, “Warhol &....”, Los Angeles, CA

2006                Tilton Gallery, “School Days”, Los Angeles, CA

2004              Plane Space Gallery, New York, NY

        Artists Space, “Salad Days”, New York, NY

        Kravets/ Wehby Gallery, “Pictionary”, New York, NY

        King Fisher Projects, “Happy Endings”, Ridgewood, NY

2003                Year Gallery, “All That Was Not Then”, Brooklyn, NY

 Selected Reviews and Publications

2016    LA Times: Critics Pick- Wonder and Despair, Frame by Frame, The Stirring Animations of Ezra Johnson by Leah Ollman, April 13, 2016

Miami Rail, Ezra Johnson: Cut Rate Paradise, (March 2016) Erin Thurlow

2015     Artnews, Reviews (Jan 1, 2015) Stephen Maine

2014     Hyperallergic, Evoking the Erotics of the Art Object by William J. Simmons    


Orlando Museum of art “Florida Prize” catalogue essay by Hansen Mulford


NY Times, NADA Preview, (Color photo)

2012     Modern Painter Magazine, 100 Artists To Watch (#13)

2011     Cotter, Holland, The New York Times, “Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times”, July

               Esplund, Lance, The Wall Street Journal, “The Usual Suspects”, October

2007               Danbrot, Shana Nys, "Motion Pictures: Ezra Johnson," Art Review, March

            Willis, Holly, LA Weekly, "Signal to Noise: What Visions Burn," February 7

Tumlir, Jan, Hammer Projects exhibition brochure, "Ezra Johnson: About the Exhibition," UCLA Hammer Museum

                        Flavorpill, "Visual Arts: Animation - Ezra Johnson," Issue#343, January 3

2006                The New Yorker, "Ezra Johnson at Nicole Klagsbrun," December 20

            The New York Sun,  "On the Town: Video," December 19


2010-11                       UT Knoxville, Artist in Residence Teaching Fellowship

2008-09                    Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2006-07                     Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Provincetown, MA


2006                Hunter College, MFA, New York, NY

2000                California College of Arts and Crafts, BFA, CA