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b. 1979, New Zealand

Jess Johnson Biography

Jess Johnson was born in 1979 in Tauranga, New Zealand and relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2002. Her artwork has been exhibited at public art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art (NSW), Casula Powerhouse (NSW), The National Gallery of Victoria (VIC), Ian Potter Museum of Art (VIC), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, (VIC), Artspace (NZ), and Tate Modern (UK). She has also exhibited at diverse artist run and commercial spaces including Death Be Kind, Utopian Slumps, The Narrows, Margaret Lawrence Gallery (MEL), Ryan Renshaw Gallery (QLD), Peleton (SYD) and Inflight (TAS).

Jess Johnson In Ocula Magazine

Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds By Emma-Kate Wilson, Melbourne

Jess Johnson discusses her collaboration with animator Simon Ward to bring her hyper-detailed drawings to life in immersive installations.

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Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art Ocula Feature Great Expectations: Emerging Australian Art By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

In literary criticism, the term Bildungsroman refers to a coming of age novel. The protagonist learns a lesson, undergoes a transformation and grows up. They are stories where sentiment conflicts with authority, and we love them because they question our foundations and because we were all kids, once. ‘Emerging’ is the art...

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Jess Johnson In Related Press

Artists in residence: Where artists find their happy place Related Press Artists in residence: Where artists find their happy place 23 May 2018, The New Zealand Herald

Auckland Art Fair puts the spotlight on this city as a place to see the best in contemporary art from the Pacific Rim. Dionne Christian asks some of the artists what 'place' means to them — in particular the space they work in.

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Walters Prize nominees announced Related Press Walters Prize nominees announced 22 March 2018, The New Zealand Herald

When Pati Solomona Tyrell told his parents he was gay, his mother advised him to make a name for himself and show the world he would be a success. This week, Aotea reminded her young artist son of her words when he called his parents to say he'd been nominated for the Walters Prize.

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Jess Johnson Wins Major National Works On Paper Prize Related Press Jess Johnson Wins Major National Works On Paper Prize 27 May 2014, http://au.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1037372/jess-johnson-wins-major-national-works-on-paper-prize

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery has announced Melbourne artist Jess Johnson as the 2014 winner of the major $15,000 Beleura House & Garden Acquisitive Award which is awarded as part of the “National Works on Paper” acquisitive prize exhibition. Johnson won the award for her work “Mysteria Mystica Maxima”...

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