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. 


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.
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.


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
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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