Alan Johnston, b. 1945, lives and works in Edinburgh

Representation

Bartha Contemporary, London
Slewe, Amsterdam

Overview of projects

Alan Johnston’s work has been shown at: The Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal; Bei Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Pier Arts Centre, Stromness; The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh; Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC; Shimada Gallery, Tokyo; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna; Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh; The National Gallery of Modern Art , Edinburgh; The Lisson Gallery, London; The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; The Whitney Museum, NYC; Galerie Stadtpark, Krems; Tate Gallery, London; Safn Museum, Reykjavik; Centre for Contemporary Art, Osaka; The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; The Drawing Room, London; Slewe Gallery, Amsterdam; APUFAM, Nagoya; Concept Space, Shibukawa; RMIT, Melbourne; The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Education

Edinburgh College of Art, 1964- 1969
Royal College of Art, London, 1969-72
Kunstakadamie Dusseldorf, 1972-73



Selected projects

One person show

Retrospective II
Bartha Contemporary
London
2017
Retrospective I
Art Cologne with Bartha Contemporary
Cologne
2017
Invisible Lines
Safn
Berlin
2015 - 2016
Tactile Drawings
Mies van der Rohe Haus
Berlin
2015
Alan Johnston
Highland Institute for Contemporary Art
Inverness-shire
2015
Alan Johnston
Bartha Contemporary
London
2013 - 2014
Tactile Geometry
Tate Britain
London
2013
Drawings at Star Gallery
Star Gallery
Nagoya
2012
Spazio attivo ovvero
Renata Fabbri Contemporary Art
Milan
2011
Drawing and Shadow
House of Art
Česke Budějovice
2010
Drawing a Shadow
Henry Moore Institute
Leeds
2010
Wall Drawing
Peloton
Sydney
2009
Central Periphery
RMIT
Melbourne
2009
Northern Mirror
Irwell Sculpture Trail / Bury Museum & Art Gallery
Bury
2007
Shadow Without Object
NSA Gallery
Hiroshima
2007
Drawing
Slewe
Amsterdam
2006
To The Last Drop
Sleeper
Edinburgh
2006
Alan Johnston
Cairn Gallery
Pittenweem
2005
Wall Drawing
Curated Space
Edinburgh
2005
Alan Johnston
Arts Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory
Tbilisi
2004
Alan Johnston
Galerie Rivolta
Geneva
2003
Shadow Without Object
Selected Art Models
Koln
2003
Mies Houston Johnston
Museum of Fine Art
Houston
2002
Alan Johnston
The Cairn Gallery
Nailsworth
2002
Hagi
IFF Gallery
Houston
2002
Wall Drawings bei Ulrich Ruckreim
Halle
Clonegal
2001
Wall Drawings in Tbilisi
The Arts Interdisciplinary Research and Development Laboratory
Tbilisi
2001
Formless
Old Gallery
Tbilisi
1999
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1998
Alan Johnston
The Norwich Gallery Norwich School of Art & Design
Norwich
1998
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1983 - 1998
Alan Johnston
Gallery Gangurinn
Reykjavik
1997
Alan Johnston
The Lisson Gallery
London
1996
Alan Johnston
Customs House
South Shields
1995
Inverleith House
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
1995
Haus Wittgenstein
Vienna
1994
Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1984 - 1993
Alan Johnston
The 2nd Floor Gallery
Reykjavik
1993
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1993
Alan Johnston
Transmission Gallery
Glasgow
1992
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1992
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Tokyo
1992
Alan Johnston
Galerie Kunst und Raum
Hannover
1992
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1990
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Edinburgh
1989
Alan Johnston
Galerie Bernard Jordan
Paris
1989
Wall Drawings in Yamaguchi
In association with Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1989
Alan Johnston
The Orchard Gallery
Derry
1988
Alan Johnston
The Arnolfini Gallery
Bristol
1988
Alan Johnston
The Living Art Museum
Reykjavik
1988
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1988
Alan Johnston
The Fruitmarket Gallery
Edinburgh
1988
Alan Johnston
Pier Arts Centre
Stromness
1987
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1987
Alan Johnston
Gangurinn Gallery
Reykjavik
1987
Alan Johnston
Paul Steen Gallery
Edinburgh
1986
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1986
Alan Johnston
De Zaak Gallery
Groningen
1985
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1984
Alan Johnston
Graeme Murray Gallery
Edinburgh
1983
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1983
Torn Bough
Barnhill, Springburn
Glasgow
1982
Alan Johnston
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
Southampton
1980
Alan Johnston
Graeme Murray Gallery
Edinburgh
1979
Alan Johnston
Museum of Modern Art
Oxford
1978
Alan Johnston
Graeme Murray Gallery
Edinburgh
1977
Alan Johnston
Nigel Greenwood Gallery
London
1976
Leith
Edinburgh
1975
Alan Johnston
Nigel Greenwood Gallery
London
1975
Wall Drawings
Von Der Heydt Museum
Wuppertal
1974
Bei Konrad Fischer
Konrad Fischer Gallerie
Düsseldorf
1972

Group show

Three British Artists in Their 70’s
Freshwindow Gallery with Bartha Contemporary
New York City
2016
I Still Believe in Miracles
Inverleith House
Edinburgh
2016
Schwarz / Weiss
Hamish Morrison
Berlin
2013
Zu Gast bei einem imagaeren kunstsammler
Das Kleine Museum, Weissenstadt
Weissenstadt
2013
Le Deuil
Galerie IFF  
Marseilles
2013
Renata Fabbri
Renata Fabbri Contemporary Art
Milan
2012
Faster and Slower Lines
The Reykjavik Art Museum
Reykjavik
2011 - 2012
Futuro
Renata Fabbri Contemporary Art
Milan
2011
Safn Museum
Safn
Reykjavik
1988 - 2008
Hiroshima Document
Hiroshima Ginko
Hiroshima
2008
The Secret Theory of Drawing
Niland Gallery Model Arts
Sligo
2007
Crystal Grey
Peacock Visual Arts
Aberdeen
2007
Intelligence
Tate Britain
London
2000
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1983 - 1998

Collaboration

Sleeper
(website)
Edinburgh
2000 - 2013
Beatson Institute for Cancer Research
Glasgow
2008
To The Last Drop
Sleeper
Edinburgh
2006
Tower of the Winds
Evolution House, West Port
Edinburgh
2005
Asymmetric Cube
Oxy Gallery Prefectural Centre for Contemporary Osaka
Osaka
2000
Two Cubes
I.A.V.A Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Art and Architecture Academy
Akiyoshidai
1999

Publication

Tactile Drawings
Mies van der Rohe Haus
Berlin
2015
Alan Johnston
Highland Institute for Contemporary Art
Inverness-shire
2015
Central Periphery
RMIT
Melbourne
2009
The Secret Theory of Drawing
Niland Gallery Model Arts
Sligo
2007
Crystal Grey
Peacock Visual Arts
Aberdeen
2007
Northern Mirror
Irwell Sculpture Trail / Bury Museum & Art Gallery
Bury
2007
Mies Houston Johnston
Museum of Fine Art
Houston
2002
Wall Drawings bei Ulrich Ruckreim
Halle
Clonegal
2001
Asymmetric Cube
Oxy Gallery Prefectural Centre for Contemporary Osaka
Osaka
2000
Intelligence
Tate Britain
London
2000
Windows Basel: Walls Riehen
Basel & Riehen
1999
Two Cubes
I.A.V.A Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Art and Architecture Academy
Akiyoshidai
1999
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1983 - 1998
Alan Johnston
The Lisson Gallery
London
1996
Inverleith House
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
1995
Haus Wittgenstein
Vienna
1994
Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1984 - 1993
Alan Johnston
The 2nd Floor Gallery
Reykjavik
1993
Alan Johnston
Gallery Shimada
Edinburgh
1989
Wall Drawings in Yamaguchi
In association with Gallery Shimada
Yamaguchi
1989
Alan Johnston
The Living Art Museum
Reykjavik
1988
Alan Johnston
Jack Tilton Gallery
New York City
1988
Alan Johnston
De Zaak Gallery
Groningen
1985
Alan Johnston
Graeme Murray Gallery
Edinburgh
1983
Alan Johnston
Museum of Modern Art
Oxford
1978

Art fair

Retrospective I
Art Cologne with Bartha Contemporary
Cologne
2017

Curating

Sleeper
(website)
Edinburgh
2000 - 2013