Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles

Kysa Johnson

Kysa Johnson

1974 Born in Illinois (USA)
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Kysa Johnson Education

1997 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland BFA, specialized in Painting

Kysa Johnson Selected Solo Exhibitions


As Above, So Below, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


blow up 298 - landscape continuum - subatomic decay patterns / -13,000 +2000, Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT


The Long Goodbye, Morgan Lehman Gallery New York, NY


blow up 250 - “Be it ever so humble” - subatomic decay patterns after Wyandanch, Payne and Rennert, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY

blow up 203 - subatomic decay patterns after Piranesi’s Ruins and Waiting Room (Bank of America), Armory Show, New York, NY

Empire Loop, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY


Terrible Beauty, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY


After the Fall, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY


Kysa Johnson, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville CT


Kysa Johnson: Blow Ups—Spores, Pollen, and Pollutants, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield CT


Kysa Johnson, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn NY


Macro/ Microscapes, National Academy of Science, Washington DC

Kysa Johnson Selected Group Exhibitions


Echo Location, ESXLA, Los Angeles, CA


Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Medium: Religion, University of Central Missouri Museum of Art and Design, Warrensburg, MO

Girl Trip, The Lodge, Los Angeles, CA

The Art of Now, Hearst Galleries, New York, NY


Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations, Cerritos College, Long Beach CA

The Fire Next Time, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Sampling, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY


Weird Science, Kunsthalle Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Eastern Standard, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill NY


Sitelines, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

“Unfolding Patterns” Dorsky Gallery Queens, NY

Festival International Del Artes 2012, Costa Rica

Pulse NY, Morgan Lehman Booth, New York, NY

View from Outerspace from an Aquarium, Famous Accountants Gallery, Brooklyn NY


Dublin Contemporary 2011, Dublin, Ireland

The Peterson Collection, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Wall Works, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

The Cambrian Explorsian, Zora Art Space, Brooklyn NY

Terminal Jest, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA


Mapping, Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah NY

Opening Ceremony, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York NY

Paintbox Leaves, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY

Land(e)scape, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich CT

Pulse NY Art Fair, Morgan Lehman Gallery

Botanica, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton NJ


Dis/Believer – Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art. Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College

Hudson River Project, Tang Museum Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Next Contemporary Art Fair, Morgan Lehman Booth, Chicago IL

Second Biennial of the Canary Islands: Art, Architecture and Landscape curated by Christian Viveros-Faune, Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Next Contemporary Art Fair, Morgan Lehman, Chicago IL

Interior Ritual, KK Projects, New Orleans, LA

Passed as Present, York Art Gallery, York England


The Elements – Air, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Art Chicago with Roebling Hall, Chicago IL

Flash Pop, NYFA New York, NY


Psychoideology, Roebling Hall Chelsea NY

Assemblage II, Museum 52, London UK

Texas Firehouse, Brooklyn NY

The Armory Show, Roebling Hall, Booth Pier 92-103, New York, NY

Design For Public Space, New York, NY


El Greco, Islip Museum, Islip NY

Origin Mother and Child, Ferragamo Gallery Space, NY

The Armory Show, Roebling Hall, Booth Pier 92-103, New York, NY

The Exploding of Plastic Invisible, Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store, NY


The Armory Show, Roebling Hall, Booth Pier 92-103, New York, NY

NADA Benefit Auction, New York, NY


Winter Auction – Dumbo Arts Center Dumbo Brooklyn, NY


Woman Artists Past and Present, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA

Surround, Free Gallery Glasgow, Scotland 2001

Big Names, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

The Rebellion of Space, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Local Color, Martin Art Gallery Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 1998

Members Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Scotland


European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Society of Scottish Artists, Annual Invitational Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Scotland

Kysa Johnson Public Commissions

Installation for the Concourse Level of the Empire State Building

Kysa Johnson Awards


Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant


NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) fellowship


Emmy Sachs Prize

Kysa Johnson Selected Bibliography


Heitzman, Lorraine. “Echo Location at Eastside International”. Art and Cake LA, March 10, 2017.


Gauss, Daniel. “The Long Goodbye”. Wall Street International, September 10, 2015


Small, Rachel. “Kysa Johnson’s Atomic Art”. Interview Magazine, February 2014

Feinstein, Laura. “Turning The Science Behind String Theory Into Immersive Murals”. Vice Creator’s Project, March 10, 2014

Mason, Shana Beth. “Artist Spotlight: Kysa Johnson”. Miami Design District New York, March, 2014


Davis, Ben. “Kysa Johnson’s Cosmic Bank Office is a Showstopper”. ArtInfo, March 7, 2013

D’Arcy, David. “Armory Show - The Movies”. Artinfo, March 8, 2013

“Best of the Artsty Armory at the Armory Show”. Artsy.com, March 8, 2013

“10 Must See Installations at the Armory Show”. Arts Observer, March 7, 2013

“A New York City Artist Reinvents Piranesi for the 21st Century”. Gallery Intell, March 5, 2013

Keh, Pei-Ru. “The Armory Show at the Piers 92 and 94”. Wallpaper, March 7, 2013

Mosier, Chris. “Wanderlust Chronicles – Armory Arts Week 2013”. The Standard, March 12, 2013

Yablonsky, Linda. “Scene and Herd – Steppin’ Up”. ArtForum.com, March 9, 2013

“Centennial New York Armory Show opens with 214 exhibitors representing galleries from around the world”. Art Daily, March 6, 2013

Ahn, Alex. “In its 100th Year, The Armory Show Returns To Its Roots”. Bullett Media, March 7, 2013


Tipton, Gemma. “Dublin Up”, Artforum.com, Scene and Heard by

Dunne, Aida. “Will Dublin Contemporary Draw in the Punters?” Irish Times, June 23, 2011

Leach, Cristin. “Everything is Not Illuminated”. The Sunday Times Ireland, September 18, 2011

“Dublin Contemporary 2011”. Architecture Ireland, October 2011

Moroney, Mic. “Dublin Contemporary 2011”. Irish Arts Review, September 2011


Cunningham, Matthew. Review “Dis/Believer” Truthful Enthusiasm: Discussing Contemporary Issues through the Arts November 20, 2009

Weinberg, Lauren. Review “Dis/Believer”. Time Out Chicago – Issue 249, Dec 3rd-9th, 2009


Bookhardt, D. Eric. “House Holds Objects”. The Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, August 5, 2008


Harrison, Helena. “ Getting in Touch with that Inner El Greco”. New York Times March 20, 2005

Art Forum – April Issue, Review by Jeffrey Kastner, Pg.191

New Yorker – Feb 14th and 21st, Review, Pg. 64

New York Magazine – Feb 7th, Art Pick, Pg. 94




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