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.
Michael Clyde Johnson is an object-based artist and designer whose work ranges from participatory public space installations to domestic objects, encompassing aspects of sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), Brooklyn Bridge Park (Brooklyn, NY), Randall’s Island Park (Manhattan, NY), and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Staten Island, NY). He has been the recipient of a number of awards including grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Public Art Fund, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York, NY), and a residency fellowship from Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), among others. Most recently, his Untitled Benches, Patios, Planters in Arrangement (For Ennis Playground) was sited in Ennis Playground in Brooklyn, New York. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York City, and studied in the Master in Architecture Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and in the Furniture-Making Program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.