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Photo By Jess T. Dugan


David Johnson is an artist based in St. Louis, MO. He received an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 and earned his BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from Texas Christian University. In 2011, David was awarded the Great Rivers Visual Arts Award from the Gateway Foundation. This biennial award culminated with his 2012 exhibition institutional etiquette and strange overtones at the Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis.

His photographs have been exhibited internationally, including: the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Exhibitions also include, The Sheldon Art Galleries, and The Luminary Center for the Arts, in St. Louis, MO; Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX; Candela Books and Gallery, Richmond, VA; La Esquina, Kansas City, MO; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR; Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, Denmark; Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY; and UG- Zwischenraum für zeitgenössische kunst, Stuttgart, Germany. Lenscratch and the Humble Arts Foundation have featured David’s work online. His work can be found in the collection at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.  Currently, Johnson is a Lecturer at Saint Louis University.


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Student Work can be found here as a PDF