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Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

Selections from the Reinventing Consumption Project, Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK

2016

The Chamber, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

At the End of the Tunnel, Illges Gallery, Columbus Georgia

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Fish Tales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2014

At the End of the Tunnel, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, BC

2013 – 2015

Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Access Gallery, Vancouver,

2013

Sometimes, Things Are Exactly As They Appear, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge

2011

Swimming Upstream in the Comfort of: Homage to Yves Klein, Museum London, London, ON

Archaeology of Process, Paul Kuhn  Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2009 – 2010

Ian Johnston: Transnational Absolute, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption, Touchstones Museum of Art and History, Nelson, BC, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC,

Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC, Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science Castlegar, BC, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC

2005

Tangible Shadows: Intersections, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC

Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, BC

2003

Leftover and Under, Mildred Erb Gallery, Nelson Museum, Nelson, BC

Crafthouse, Crafts Association of BC, Vancouver, BC

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016

Building the World We Want, Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, BC

2015

Quoting the Quotidian, Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver

2013

Beyond The Vessel’s Edge, Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery

Invested, Pendulum Gallery, CCBC 40th Anniversary, Vancouver

In Between, with Shayne Brandel, Castlegar Sculpture Walk, Castlegar

2012

Forest for the Trees, Touchstones Nelson, Nelson, BC

San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX

2011

5th East-West Ceramics Collaboration, University of Hawaii, Manoa

6th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

2009

Module, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

METAFIGURATIVE, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

Colour Aside, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary

2008

Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Musuem, Taipei,

Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence within Diversity, Vancouver Museum,

2007

Jingdezhen Intl. Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Jingdezhen, China

5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale/Competition, Cheongju City, Korea

4th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

Clay +, East Kootenay Regional touring ceramic exhibition, Cranbrook, BC

Cartographies: Faculty Past and Present, Touchstones Nelson, Nelson, BC

2004

Selected gallery artists, Shaw Cramer Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

15th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2002

Clay Creates Culture, Visual Arts Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2000

Clay Out of Province, Discovery Gallery, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta

Arts 2000, Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario

1999

BC Festival of the Arts, Nelson, BC

Basin Best, Regional touring art exhibition of Columbia Basin artists, BC

 

Collections

 

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark

Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

University of Hawaii, Manoa

 

Grants and Awards

2016

Canada Council for the Arts, research grant to professional artists

City of Nelson Cultural Ambassador

2014

Project Assistance Grant, BC Arts Council

2013

Award of Merit, 2nd,with Shayne Brandel, Castlegar Sculpturewalk

2012

Major Project funding, Columbia Basin Trust

BC Arts Council, Touring Initiative

2011

Canada Council for the Arts, research grant to professional artists

2010

Project Assistance, BC Arts Council

2009

Winifred Shantz Award for excellence in ceramic art, Honourable Mention

Award of Excellence, North-West Ceramics Foundation (unsolicited provincial award)

2008

Project Assistance, BC Arts Council

Major Project funding, Columbia Basin Trust

2007

Project Assistance, BC Arts Council

2005

Professional Development Assistance Award, BC Arts Council

Project Assistance Award, BC Arts Council

Canada Council for the Arts, Creation/Production grant to professional artists

2004

Award of Merit, 15th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

1999

Professional Development Assistance Award, BC Arts Council

 

 

Related Professional Activities

 

2015

Jury member, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

Jury member, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC

Panel member, Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, Nelson, BC

2014

Lecture, McMaster University, Hamilton

Residency, Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, BC

2013

Lectures, University of Victoria, Camosun College, Victoria

2012

Oxygen Art Centre, Chair, residency & exhibition committee, 2012…

Teaching, Resident Scholar for the Visiting Artists and Scholars Program at Columbus State University, Columbus Georgia

Residency, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC

Guest lectures, Tulane University, New Orleans, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

2011

Residency, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

Commission, The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

Residency, 5th East-West Ceramics Collaboration, University of Hawaii, Manoa

2010

Residency, European Ceramic Work Centre, Hertogenbosch, NL

Guest artist, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB

2009

Residency, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2008

Curator for John Cooper Retrospective: Golden Years, Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, Nelson, BC

Residency, International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, Denmark

2007

Guest artist, International ceramic workshop, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China

Residency, The Pottery Workshop, Experimental Factory, Jingdezhen, China

Guest Artist in Residence, Medalta Artist in Residency Program, Medicine Hat, AB

Guest Artist in Residence at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jury, workshop presenter, Clay +, East Kootenay regional touring exhibition

Workshop presenter, Alberta Potters Association, Red Deer, Alberta

2006

Workshop presenter, Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC

1995-2006

Kootenay School of the Arts, Nelson, BC, part-time visiting critic and lecturer in all years of a three-year craft diploma program

2005

Participant, Summer School, Ceramic Sculpture/Installation, with Johan Creten and Walter McConnell, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2003

Jury member, BC Arts Council, Victoria, BC

2000

Presenter, BC Festival of the Arts, Nelson, BC

1990-1995

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Interdisciplinary Academy (now Kolleg), Dessau, Germany, co-development and implementation of an interdisciplinary, international term study program, focusing on group creative process.

 

Education

 

1990

Ontario Bachelor of Architecture, with distinction, Carleton University, Ottawa

1987

University of Toronto, Department of Environmental Studies

Study semester in Paris, France

 

Bibliography

 

2016

Johnston, Ian, “Bridget Corkery and Wayne King Retrospectives”, Articulate, Fall/Winter 2016-17, pp. 8-10.

2015

Griffin, Kevin, “The Chamber reveals and hides the excess of consumption (with video)”, Vancouver Sun Visual Arts Blog, June 25, 2015.

McElroy, Gil, “Ian Johnston, Reinventing Consumption”, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Sheridan, Wyoming. Issue 99, pp. 3-5.

Tessman, Margaret. “Ian Johnston: The Chamber,” ARTiculate Spring/ Summer, pp. 18-19

2014

Beatty, Gergory, “some thoughts on stuff”. Regina, Saskatchewan, Prairie Dog Magazine.

Clark, Garth, “Ian Johnston: Refuse Culture. Santa Fe, NM, CFile blog, April 29.

Clark, Garth, “Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption” Santa Fe, NM, CFile blog, May 13

MacPherson, Alex, “Reinventing Consumption” Regina, SK, Verb Magazine, Pg. 9.

McElroy, Gil, “Ian Johnston at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa”, Toronto, ON, Akimbo Blog, May 20

McElroy, Gil, “Ian Johnston: Reinventing Consumption”, Hamilton, NJ, International Sculpture Center blog, July 2

Nay, Eric. “ Hybrid Sculptor Ian Johnston (Un)Covers waste with clay ”. Toronto, ON. Alternatives Journal Blog. May 2.

Smith, Mathew Ryan, “Trans Canada Art Tour”. Toronto, ON, Alternatives Journal Magazine, Pg. 59.

2013

Holubiszky, Ihor. To Each Individualizing Things According to the Needs of the Flow, Phillips, Kimberly. One Thing and Then Another, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Dunlop Art Gallery, McMaster Museum of Art, Access Gallery.

2012

Alfoldy, Sandra. The Allied Arts, Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada, McGill-Queens University, pp. 121-123

2010

Laurence, Robin. Ian Johnston explores the theme of mass production in Transnational Absolute. Vancouver, BC, Georgia Straight. Pg 24

Wylie, Liz. Bag Suite in 4/4tTime. Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Art Gallery Dossiers

2009

Andrews Grace, Susan. “Reduce Refuse Repurpose”. Galleries West, Fall/winter 2009 Vol 8 No 3, pp. cover, 40-43.

Culen, Lubos. Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption. Vernon, BC: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 2009.

Gogarty, Amy. “Ian Johnston, Refuse Culture;: Archaeology of Consumption, ESPACE Sculpture, Summer 2009, Issue 88, pp. 36-37.

MacKay, Sheryl.. Radio interview, broadcast on CBC’s North by Northwest, Vancouver, BC, March, 2009.

Loxam-Kohl, Deborah. Context, Materiality and Consumption: Exploring the process and material narratives of Ian Johnston’s Refuse Culture: Castlegar, BC; Kootenay Gallery, 2009.

Mercedes, Anne & Segurado, Dominique. Wall pieces, London, UK, A&C Black, 2009, pp.29-30.

O’Rourke, Margaret. Clay, Light and Water, London, UK, A&C Black, 2009

Priegert, Portia. “Eliza Au, Ian Johnston, Lylian Klimek”. Galleries West, Fall/winter 2009 Vol 8 No 3, p. 34.

Tessman, Margaret. Ian Johnston, Refuse Culture: Archaeology of Consumption, ARTiculate Spring/ Summer, 2009, pp. 8-9

Wylie, Liz. More than the sum of its parts:Working with Module: Kelowna, BC, Kelowna Art Gallery, 2009.

_____. Trash Talking: a note on Ian Johnston’s Refuse Culture series. Castlegar, BC; Kootenay Gallery, 2009.

2007

Bowman, Stephanie Portico. Reverence, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 68, 2007, pp. 90-95.

MacKay, Sheryl. Radio interview, broadcast on CBC’s North by Northwest, Vancouver, BC, Jan., 2007.

2006

Andrews Grace, Susan. Invocations, Fusion magazine, Spring, 2006, pp. 18-22.

_____. Tangible Shadows: Intersections. Nelson, BC: Oxygen Art Centre, 2006.

2004

Gustafson, Paula. A Question of Multiplicity, Artichoke, Summer, 2004, pp. 14-15.

2003

Matzkuhn, Bettina. Ian Johnston and Stephanie Fischer, Exploration and Collaboration, Fusion magazine, Autumn, 2003, pp. 20-24.

1994

Document Kiez. Dessau, Germany: Furstenwalder Verlagshaus GmbH, various authors, 1994.