Bio

After completing a Master of Visual Arts degree and holding numerous solo exhibitions of my art, I have worked as a interactive designer, interactive art director, and digital communications consultant. I am also the founder of sustainability-focused site and business The9Billion. I returned to making art in 2012, and plan to continue to build a body of work for the rest of my life.

2012
Returned to making art
2011
Founded  The9Billion.com
Moved with family from Sydney to Auckland
2000- present  
Worked as an interactive designer, interactive art director, then digital communications consultant
1999
Worked as exhibitions assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1996-98
Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1995-98    
Worked part-time at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1994  
Moved to Sydney, Australia
1988-1992
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) Degree, First Class Honours,
University of Canterbury (Ilam) School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 
2013
Five Eyes Network Outpost, guerilla artwork, landing point of Southern Cross Internet Cable, Auckland
Downfall, street poster project, central Auckland streets
1999
Profit Margin, Gallery 19, Sydney
1997
John Johnston, Pendulum Gallery, Sydney
John Johnston, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1996
New Release, Artspace, Auckland
More, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra
The John Johnston Collection, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1995
Stock, First Draft Galley, Sydney
Limited Edition, Ether Ohnetitel Gallery, Melbourne
1994
Stranger, Australian Centre For Photography, Sydney
1993
Circus, Artspace, Auckland
Recovery, High Street Project Gallery, Christchurch,
and Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington

Selected Group Exhibitions

 
2013
Inaugural Parkin Drawing Prize, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.
1998
Gallery 19, Sydney
1997
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
CBD Benefit Exhibition, CBD Gallery, Sydney
1996
Ocular, Pendulum Gallery, Satellite exhibition, 10th Biennale of Sydney
10th Anniversary Exhibition, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1995
Untitled 95, The Performance Space, Sydney
Now and Then Ether Ohnetitel Gallery, Melbourne
The Assumption Meets Alice, Artspace, Auckland
1994
Video installation, Auckland International Short Film and Video Festival, Capital Theatre, Auckland
Group Show, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
Prostrate Canterbury: An Homage to N.Z. Art, High Street Project Gallery, Christchurch
1993
Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington
Suffer, Teststrip, Auckland
Wallace Trust Art Awards, Wallace Trust Gallery, Auckland
1992
Elemental (3-person show with Bill Culbert and Ralph Hotere), Dunedin Public Art Gallery