Bio

John Johnston

2011
Founded sustainability-focused blog The9Billion.com
Moved from Sydney to Auckland
2000 –
Worked as an interactive designer and art director, then online 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 Front of House 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 Group Exhibitions

 
2016
Finalist, 2016 National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
ArtWest, Artweek Auckland
2013
Finalist, 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

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
Face Value, 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