Education

2001
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Butt Johnson: Quaint Abstractions, CRG Gallery, NY

2011
Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose, CRG Gallery, NY

Two Person Exhibitions

2007
Butt Johnson – Ori Gersht, Armory Show, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2017
All Hell Breaks Loose, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
This is Now, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
August Sun, organized by Ridley Howard, Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
If You Stay Busy, You Have No Time to be Unhappy, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Archetypewriters, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Victory Garden, Planthouse, New York, NY
Inaugural exhibition, Romeo Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY
We Are Not Things, curated by Hannah Whitaker, Invisible Exports, New York

2015
Halftone, Planthouse Gallery, NYC

2014
NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
Dürer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Master Prints Collection from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
16 x 20′′ Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2013
DECENTER NY/DC: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, DC
Come Together: Surving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, NY
Draw Gym, curated by Brian Belott, 247365 & KnowMoreGames, Brooklyn, NY
Revisioning History: Works on paper, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
August a Haze Amniotic, Our Dream Aether & Lens of Distance, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Booth 548, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, Curated by Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

2012
East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Big Reality, curated by Brian Droitcour, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Domestic Goods, curated by Ryan Wallace, Eric Firestone Gallery, Easthampton, NY
Cover Version LP, curated by Timothy Hull, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NY
The Spectacular of Vernacular, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2010
Contemporary Prints, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
The Language of Flowers, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Forth Estate: New Editions, The Re: Institute, Millerton, NY
New New York Publishers, Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, BELGIUM
RECENT EDITIONS: A printmaking exhibition from NYC publishers Forth Estate and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, NH
FORTH ESTATE EDITIONS: Recent Works, “In the Viewing Room” at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NY

2009
Forth Estate Editions, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon
Forth Estate Editions, Rhode Island School of Design Memorial Hall Gallery, RI
Pulp Fictions – Papierarbeiten, Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe, Germany
Infinity, Scion Space, Los Angeles, CA
Flower Power, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Slam Dunk, curated by Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Space 15 Twenty, LA, CA
Subverted Genres, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
Boston Printmakers 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2008
Kick Out The Jams, curated by Chris Duncan, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
IPCNY new Prints/Summer, IPCNY, New York, NY
Hot and Cold, Luggage Store Gallery, San Fransico, CA
Upstairs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Art Basel Miami Beach, CRG Gallery, Miami, FL

2007
Schietern, Landesgalerie Linz, Linz, Austria
Pulp Dream, 33 Bond Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Trails – New Adventures in Drawing, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Metaphysics of Youth, Fuoriuso, Pescara, Italy

2005
Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, NY
Framed, V1 gallery + turbine hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Multiples, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New york, NY

Bibliography

2016
Morse, Trent, Ballpoint Art, Laurence King Publishers, August 2016
Bergman, Jeff, Butt Johnson, AtlasArtNews:.com , February 19, 2016
Scott Indrisek, 5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York, Blouin Art Info, February 16th 2016
Maria Calandra, Butt Johnson, www.pencilinthestudio.com, February 12th, 2016

2013
Smith, Roberta, Brian Belott: ‘Draw Gym’, The New York Times, September, 2013

2011
Gormley, Micheal, Butt Johnson: Contemporary Messages in Classical Styles, American Artist: Drawing Magazine, June 2011
Wilson, Michael, Butt Johnson: CRG Gallery, ARTFORUM, March, 2011
Fusaro, Joe, Blue, Art21Blog, February 16th, 2011
Plunkett, Luke, These Video Games Are Now Art, Kotaku.com, February 13th, 2011
Bilsborough, Michael, The Name of Heroes:, SVA Blog, February 4th, 2011
Wells, Nicholas, Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose, City Arts New York, February 8th, 2011
Adler, Alex, Butt Johnson ‘The Name of the Rose’ at CRG Gallery, February 7th, 2011
Johnson, Ken, Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose, The New York Times, February 4th, 2011
Arak, Joey, Starchitecture Art in Chelsea, Curbed NY, February 2nd, 2011
Davis, Ben, Editor’s Picks, ARTINFO, February 2nd, 2011
Rifkin, Mark, TWI-NY Talk: Butt Johnson, February 2nd, 2011
Critic’s Pick, Time Out New York, January 2011
Abbe, Mary, Art from the Heart, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Rosenberg, Meredith, Butt Johnson: The Name of the Rose, Escape Into Life, January, 2011

2010
Art in America, Decoding Images, 2010
Butt Johnson interviews Nicole Eisenman, Rereveal, August 2010
Cutler, David Kennedy, Butt Johnson Gets Grilled, Rereveal, April 2010

2009
Vineberg, Dave, Meticulous Art from Silverpoint to Ballpoint, Madamepickwick.com, July 27th, 2009

2008
Harmanci, Reyhan, ZEALOUS ZINE, SF Gate, May 5, 2008
Hinrichsen, Jens, KUNST Stücke, Der Tagesspiegel, February 16, 2008

2007
Heath, Stuart, Butt Johnson, Giornale Nuovo, July 26, 2007
Pavan, Carlos, Butt johnson Forever, Nuyorker.com, March 27, 2007
Risch, Conor, Butt Johnson: Modern Master, Cool’eh, March 20th, 2007
Greenblatt, David, Butt johnson’s Slam Dunk, Art&Sex&Music, March 13, 2007
ZImmerman, Aaron NY art fair round up, crowndozen.com March 10, 2007
Wagner, James, Butt Johnson at CRG (Armory), jameswagner.com, March 5, 2007

2005
Smith, Roberta, Art Review; Greater Brooklyn, New York Times, July 8th
Swingset, Issue No. 6

2004
Swingset, Issue No. 3

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
RISD Museum, Providence Rhode Island
NY Public Library
Boston Public Library

Awards
2010 Pollock-Krasner Fellowship


Contact

butt(at)buttjohnson.com

 

Currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.