Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Harris Alexander Johnson
Brooklyn NY US
Updated: 2017-09-17 14:21:28



Harris Johnson was born in 1986. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Painting in 2009 and a certificate from The Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. He finished his MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. His paintings were also featured as an Editors pick in New American Paintings #112. He lives in Brooklyn, and recently made a comic called "Rough Draft," which you can buy in print or read here


instagram @harrisajohnson  



December 1986







Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia





The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio





The Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland


Solo Exhibitions

2013      WASTELANDS, Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2012      Table, People, Thing, Clara Fritsch Memorial Gallery, Notre Dame OH

2011      That’s All Folks!, Arts Colinwood Gallery, Cleveland, OH

              Harris Johnson: Selected Works curated by Ivy Garrigan, Cleveland Institute Of Art,            Cleveland OH


Group Exhibitions

2016       Summer Staff Show, Phillips , NY, NY

2015      How to Remain Human, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland OH

ART CHOPPED 1, New Release Gallery, New York, NY

VCU Alumni Show, Curated by Arnold Kemp and Jackie Klempay, Art Helix, Brooklyn NY

Leopardi, Giacomo. III. Dialogo della Moda e della Morte. [Febbraio 15 – 18, 1824]. L’Operette Morali. 1827; memory is blue in the head? heads are easily taken off. (1) Peninsula Artspace, Brooklyn NY

2014      Next: Emerging Virginia Artists, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport, News VA

Small Works, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Emerge, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

Yes I Candidacy, 105 Grace Street, Richmond, VA

New American Paintings #112, Juried Exhibition in Print

Live Amateurs, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

NEXT, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

Heights Arts Winter Show, Heights Arts Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2013      Chroma go-go, Hive Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

69th Annual Exhibition, Swope Art Museum, Wabash Valley, IL

Blind Date, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA

Face Off , Forum Artspace, Cleveland, OH

Soft Blanket, Slow Thaw. Skylab Gallery, Columbus, OH

The 100 Show’, Weiden + Kennedy, Portland, OR



Rough Draft, (Comic), Self published, 2016



2015      MOCA Cleveland visiting artist lecture series, How to remain Human

2014      Rutgers University Weekend Workout Graduate visiting artist series

2013      WCSB Radio 89.3 Artist Introduction

2012      90.3 NPR- WVIZ Cleveland IdeaStream -‘Around Noon’  Artist Interview

Panelist lecture, Opening of ‘Tale In Two Cities,’ Cleveland Institute of Art. Artist Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Ohio

2011      Gallery talk with Dan Tranberg, Arts Colinwood Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

2008      MOCA slide lecture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland





How to remain human (Catalogue Essay) Text by Owen Duffy, PhD

How to remain human (Interview) Text by Rose Bouthillier, MOCA Cleveland

Veer Magazine – featured,

Issue Project room/R. Stevie Moore and Gary Wilson/ Flyer Design

One Painting A Day by Tim Callaghan, June 2013, Quayside Publishing. (7 paintings featured/Biography)

Drink Me Magazine #17, Dec/Jan 2012, San Francisco  (Cover artwork)

M8ke Believe Magazine, ‘Oil’ 2013 “Car with moth” and  ‘Car tire with Motor Oil” featured p 220-223

Juxtapoz Magazine, #143 Dec 2012, (end page – name/Heart and Sole collaboration featured)

Sixth Finch Magazine, Spring 2009 and 2010 Paintings featured

Jakprints “Harris Johnson x Heart and Sole” design featured for winter campaign ad series (NPR) Bela Fleck, Amy Herzog and ‘A Tale in Two Cities’ Posted Thursday, December 6, 2012,

-The Plain Dealer, "Cleveland Institute of Art's 'Tale in Two Cities' show explores life after art students graduate". The Plain Dealer, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, review by Steven Litt

- Scene Magazine “Group Dynamics: A smart show follows CIA graduates here and in Brooklyn” by Joseph Clark, November 14, 2012  “On View This Week: Offerings from your friendly local galleries and museums” by Joseph Clark, Nov 9, 2011


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