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Johansson Projects

Johansson Projects is an art gallery that functions as a curatorial laboratory, creating exhibitions that pair established and internationally-recognized artists with up-and-coming locals, often using unorthodox materials and methods. Johansson Projects was voted best gallery in 2008 and 2009 and is a locus for curators, collectors, and artists to connect and engage in dialogue with the larger art community both regionally and nationally.


United States
Johansson Projects 2300 Telegraph Ave.
Phone: 510-444-9140
Fax: 510-444-9140
Website: http://johanssonprojects.com/jopro.html

Gallery/Dealer Photos (1)

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Artists Represented

Jennifer + Kevin McCoy, Misa Inaoka, Val Britton, Michael Meyers, Yvette Molina, Katy Stone, Tadashi Moriyama, Jill Gallenstein, Jana Flynn, Evan B. Harris, Kristina Lewis, Amanda Hughen, Anna Fidler, Andrew Benson, Nathan Cordero, Zach Houston, Sebastien Lapointe, Jennie Ottinger

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Current Exhibitions

Featuring Rachel Kaye
Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
Artist Reception: December 1, 3-5pm

Johansson Projects presents SHEBAM! POW! BLOP! WIZZ! featuring work by Rachel Kaye. Kaye's textile playgrounds channel the eternally dramatic love affair between art and fashion. Ripped from fashion magazines today's top trends melt into mazes of color and pattern, pure visual stimulation devoid of opinion or moral stance. As if conducting an operation, Kaye deconstructs the visual fabric of her physical fabrics, letting the symbiosis of art and fashion exist on the same picture plane. Eventually any trace of the textiles' former life as a clothing object is forgotten as the patterns invite comparisons to graffiti, the internet, hieroglyphics and even technicolor cartography. The ghosts of high art masters like Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol loom above the trendy polka dots and floral motifs, yet instead of lamenting their grand visions' fall to consumer levels Kaye revels in the beautiful all-at-onceness of it all.

Opal Dust featuring Casey Watson
Show runs November 29-January 12, 2013
Artist Reception:... [ Read all ]

Forthcoming Exhibitions

Trace Artifice
Featuring Barry Underwood + Sarah Kabot
Show Runs June 1 - July 18, 2013

Opening Reception Friday June 7, 5-8pm
Barry Underwood’s work is a reaction to a culture that believes it can manipulate the landscape to its whim. He re-envisions sublime natural landscapes, combining photographic processes with site-specific installations. The photographs that document these temporary incursions combine tones of sober reality with a child-like sense of wonder. Accidental and incidental light interact with a landscape, creating marks on film, and eventually, photographic paper. The lights disrupt the familiarity of a landscape and create a psychological space of unrest within a placid, serene scene.
Sarah Kabot’s work similarly undermines the presumed stability of a site. Rather than looking at the picturesque, she engages with spaces that are homely and familiar. The sculptures and installations she creates systematically replicate objects that exist at the periphery of attention – ceiling light fixtures, electrical outlets, window frames and the like. The recreations, installed near to their “real-life” fore... [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

Past Shows:

A Willing Transfer of Belief
Featuring Michelle Blade and Hillary Wiedemann

Pixilated Drift: David O'Brien, Andrew Benson & Tamara Albaitis

Misako Inoaka: Back Domain

Vampires & Wolf Men
Solo Exhibition featuring Anna Fidler

Hymns to the Moon
Featuring Tadashi Moriyama + Robert Minervini

Follies of the Digital Arcade
Solo Exhibition featuring Christina Corfield

New Document featuring Hunter Longe, Matthew Draving, Hugh Zeigler + Andrew Chapman

Circlesaints featuring Yvette Molina + Mike Meyers

BISCHOFF SOREN BLACK featuring Brice Bischoff, Tabitha Soren, + Ellen Black

Bramblur featuring Katy Stone + Allison Gildersleeve

Solo exhibition featuring Homer Flynn

Loss Revision Featuring Eric Petitti
Control Room Featuring Josh Short

Guided Growth Featuring Misako Inaoka

Some Math featuring Jill Gallenstein + Jana Flynn
Solo Exhibition featuring Rune Olsen

The Velveteen Order
Featuring Keer Tanchak + Christina Corfield

Earth Engines
Featuring Oliver DiCicco + Barry Underwood

Featuring Jennie Ottinger

The Echo Fields
Val Britton + Mike Meyers

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Art Fairs

NEXT Invitational Art Fair Chicago
Aqua Miami

Submission Policy

Not accepting submissions

Press Links


Thursday, October 4, 2007

"Not yet two years old, Johansson Projects has established itself as one of the most consistently compelling independent galleries in the Bay Area, showcasing new and emergent artists in thoughtfully curated pairings and theme-based shows. While many galleries chase after marketable talent or formalist trends, with little attention paid to longer-term curatorial vision, Johansson has cultivated a distinct and cohesive aesthetic that remains open and varied, in conversation with contemporary art movements both local and national. "Collective Compulsions," the gallery's first major survey show of its artists, provides an excellent opportunity to see a broad swath of the range of artists featured at Johansson over the last year and a half. On display were a variety of 'compulsions,' as the show's title suggests, in that almost all of Johansson's artists evince an almost-obsessive attention to detail, from meticulous markings to finely-hewn sculptural investigations into material and surface..." David Buuck for Artweek April 2009

"... Johansson Projects in Oakland remains among my very... [ Read all ]

Location And Getting There


Johansson Projects is on the corner of
Telegraph & 23rd in Oakland, CA. | Map


Nearest BART stop is 19th St. walk North
from there up Broadway. Nearest major
intersection is Telegraph & West Grand.


After crossing the Bay Bridge from SF,
follow the signs for 880.
Take the very first exit, West Grand.
Follow Grand, crossing Mandela Pkwy, to
Telegraph and take a left.
Follow Telegraph until you get to 23rd.


Kimberly Johansson

Opening Times

Thurs-Fri: 12-6pm; Sat 1-5 pm and by appointment.