Johnny Coleman is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. His sculptural work and sound installations are composed as intentional gestures in homage and prayer. He holds the Young Hunter Professorship of Art and Africana Studies at Oberlin College.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS & INSTALLATIONS
2016 Poem For Brother Yusef, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI.
2015 Well Spring At Newport (For Catherine and Levi Coffin) commissioned project. Fort Wayne Museum of Art
2013 Flight: Requiem For Lee Howard Dobbins, Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
2012 Procession: Song of the Underground Railroad, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
Zygote Artist In Residence Exhibition: Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH.
2011 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Response, Mountain View College. Dallas, TX.
2010 In The Tradition: Original Ancestors, Kohl Building, Oberlin College, Installed
2007 In A Silent Way, Storage Space Project, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
GRANTS & AWARDS
2015 OAC Individual Artist's Grant
2007 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
2005 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
2004 OAC Individual Artist's Grant
2004 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
2003 CLEVELAND ARTS PRIZE: Visual Arts
2001 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
1999 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
1997 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year: OTIS INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN
1996 OAC Individual Artists Grant
1995 OAC Project Grant: Produced compact disc of Crossroads sound elements
1994 NEA Projects Grant: SUSHI Performance and Visual Arts (sponsoring institution)
1994 Research and Development Grant: Oberlin College
1992 ART MATTERS Grant
1991 Russell Foundation Grant
1998 Winged Evocations And Albert Chong, essay included within catalogue published by the Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin College
1999 Song For Ayo, WhiteWalls Magazine: Crafting History, Issue 41 (fall/winter)
2000 Landscapes Of The Mind, (essay), Space, Site, Intervention: Situating Installation Art Edited by Erika Suderberg, University Of Minnesota Press
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