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.

Related Eirik Johnson News

Eirik Johnson, The road to Forks, Washington, 2006

EIRIK JOHNSON – Indie Folk: New Art from the Pacific Northwest

May 13, 2020
Photographs from Eirik Johnson's series Sawdust Mountain are included in the online exhibit Indie Folk: New Art from the Pacific Northwest guest-curated by Melissa Feldman for Adams and Ollman. The exhibit runs May 8 - June 13, 2020.
All Things Green – Podcast

EIRIK JOHNSON – All Things Green

May 5, 2020
The Melbourne-based Plant Society recently interviewed Eirik Johnson for their All Things Green podcast series about the artist's PINE project and how it relates to the current global crisis and an ever-more important desire to for human connection with plants, or in this case - trees.
Eirik Johnson, I LOVE YOU, 2015, archival pigment print, 40 x 32 inches, archival pigment print, edition of 5, $5500.

BE MINE – online exhibit

February 4, 2020
Our new online exhibit BE MINE is a selection of work by 25 artists in the spirit of seeking love, joy, comfort, color, and place.
Eirik Johnson, Viaduct A, 2019


January 21, 2020
Check out this video created by Brad Curran for Crosscut highlighting the photographic work of Eirik Johnson as he documented the dismantling of the Seattle’s Alaska Way Viaduct.