Untitled Figure Sketches

Gold sketches on a rich blue background with a touch of red.

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Title: Untitled Figure Sketches

Artist: Justin D. Johnson

Medium: Oil

Justin Johnson is an Atlanta native based in New York City. The self-taught artist initially studied psychology before uprooting his life to enhance his skill and passion at NYC’s School of Visual Arts. His work spans from photography and film to mixed media and performance. His artistic philosophy is focused on identity, culture, mythology, spirituality, and history. Some of his previous exhibitions include "Transfiguration" at The School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery. His work has been featured on Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and various online popular sites. 



“Transfiguration” Group Show | SVA Fine Arts Flatiron Gallery                           

The Art of Blackness Group Exhibition | Chicago


“Transfiguration” Group Show | SVA Fine Arts Flatiron Gallery

“Unfinish’d, Unfiltered, Unrefine’d” Solo Exhibition | SVA Photo, Video, Related Media 6th floor

Whiskey Workshop Solo Exhibition | Electropositive Brooklyn

Contributing Artist | Starfish Greathearts Foundation Auction Gala


Editorial Photographer

Clients | Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan Nigeria, Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK, Boston News Time

“Memories of Ambivalence” Solo Exhibition | Open Space Studios

Tassili’s Raw Reality Café | “A Casual Display" Atlanta, GA    

 Sept. 2014                  

The Collective Other Group Show at SVA | “A Sense of Balance”  New York, NY




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NOMA Presents: “Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred.”
Lina Iris Viktor's first major museum exhibit will be on display at NOMA from October 5th through January 6th.


The phenomenal and thriving artist Lina Iris Viktor will present her first major museum exhibit at The New Orleans Museum of Art, opening this fall. Titled Lina Iris Viktor: A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, the installation will be on display from October 5th, 2018 through January 6th, 2019.

A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred will feature an entirely new body of work created by Viktor that investigates the narratives surrounding America’s involvement in the founding of Liberia. Throughout the exhibit, the artist reimagines the rich history of Liberia’s colonial past. “Liberia appears in Viktor’s re-imagining as a kind of paradise lost, and as a cautionary tale,” said Allison Young, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of Contemporary Art. “At the same time, her work transcends this narrative, revealing how examples of visual culture—from Dutch Wax fabrics to national emblems to gestures in the history of portraiture—exist as remnants of these colonial histories.”

Based in New York, the British-Liberian artist is highly known for her luxurious large-scale paintings and installations that are adorned with gold and include references to both modern and traditional West African culture.

“NOMA is pleased to present Lina Iris Viktor’s exhibition, and to foreground a lesser-known history of which the American South was a part,” said Susan Taylor, NOMA’s Montine McDaniel Freeman Director. “In this series, Viktor offers her unique perspective on a complex and multifaceted history.”

Programs related to the exhibition feature conversations led by Lina Iris Viktor and Allison Young, a film series, and a special talk with Viktor and curator Renée Mussai. For more information, please visit NOMA READ MORE........