Erick Johnson's paintings and works on paper are explorations of color and form, featuring uneven grids. His shapes suggest pennants and sails that simultaneously break apart and cohere creating fresh harmonies. Improvisational yet deliberate, Johnson is able to suggest movement and stillness through his woven, puzzle-like shapes.
Born in San Francisco in 1959, Johnson studied at the School of Visual Arts and earned a MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College in 2004. The has been in numerous exhibitions across the US. He has had two solo exhibitions Parallelogram Paintings (2010) and New Works (2012) at Heskin Contemporary.