Eirik Johnson

Eirik Johnson, Viaduct A, 2019

Road to Nowhere

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Eirik Johnson / Daniel Carrillo, Wildebeest, 2018, daguerreotype, 10 x 8 inches, $5000.


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Eirik Johnson, The Arctic Ocean

Barrow Cabins

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Eirik Johnson, Abandoned shack H, mushroom camp near Sisters, Oregon, 2011

The Mushroom Camps

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Eirik Johnson, Freshly felled trees, Nemah, Washington, 2007

Sawdust Mountain

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Biographical Information

(American, b. 1974) Seattle-based photographer and mixed-media artist Eirik Johnson has exhibited his work at spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Aperture Foundation in New York.  He has received numerous awards including the 2012 Neddy at Cornish Award in Open Medium, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in 2009, the Santa Fe Prize in 2005, and a William J. Fulbright Grant to Peru in 2000.  His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA and the Microsoft Art Collection.

Johnson’s monographs to date include Barrow Cabins (Ice Fog Press, 2019), PINE (Minor Matters Books, 2018), Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009), and BORDERLANDS (Twin Palms, 2005). His editorial work has appeared in publications including the New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, WSJ Magazine, Travel+Leisure, Metropolis, Dwell, Audubon, Pacific Standard, GQ, and BESIDE.

Eirik Johnson serves as Programs Chair at the Photographic Center Northwest and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington.  He is also a member of the Cake Collective, a photographers’ cooperative based both in North America and Europe.

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November 19, 2021
How Seattle’s Imogen Cunningham changed photography forever - Ahead of a major retrospective at Seattle Art Museum, six Northwest artists reflect on the photographer’s legacy and local influence. Click to read the full article, including reflections from Gail Gibson, Eirik Johnson and Daniel Carrillo.
Eirik Johnson, (L) Below the Glines Canyon Dam on the upper Elwha River, Washington, 2008, (R) Glines Canyon, Upper Elwha River, Washington, 2018, Archival pigment prints, 50 x 40 inches, edition of 5

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