Rashid Johnson Receives Aspen Award for Art
Rashid Johnson is this year's recipient of the Aspen Award for Art. In 2019, the artist will stage a solo exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum.
Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, Milwaukee Art Museum
June 23 - September 17, 2017
Rashid Johnson's solo exhibition Hail We Now Sing Joy, which features new large-scale paintings and sculptures by the Chicago-born artist, opens at the Milwaukee Art Museum June 23 and runs through September 17.
Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
February 9 - May 21, 2017
Hail We Now Sing Joy includes a new body of work by Rashid Johnson. In the Falling Men series, Johnson uses his signature materials of white ceramic tile, red oak flooring, mirror fragments, and black soap and wax to depict inverted figures falling through the air that can be read as flying heroes or chalk outlines of deceased bodies from crime scenes.
Within Our Gates, Garage Museum
March 17 - August 31, 2016
Rashid Johnson's installation in Moscow's Garage Museum is a maze-like environment with tropical plants, sculptural elements, moving imagery and sound.
Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men, the Drawing Center
October 2 - December 20, 2015
Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men has opened at the Drawing Center, New York. The exhibition features a new series of black-soap-and-wax-on-tile portraits mounted on a custom wallpaper, and it runs through December 20.
Featured in "40 Under 40" in Apollo Magazine
September 1, 2015
Rashid Johnson has been recognized inApollo Magzine's "40 Under 40" list, which spotlights notable artists, thinkers, collectors, and executives under the age of forty. The accompanying article on the artist comments on his tactic of "hijacking the domestic" in the creation of his sculptures and exhibition environments. Read more at Apollo Magazine
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York
December 14, 2014 - April 5, 2015
Rashid Johnson numbers among seventeen contemporary painters in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World. The show makes the grand argument that the state of contemporary painting is one of historical mishmash, where artists are omnivorous about the genres, styles, and techniques from the past that they use in their paintings. Alongside Johnson, other featured artists include Charline von Heyl, Julie Mehretu, Laura Owens, and Amy Sillman.
Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
April 14 - August 5. 2012
This spring MCA Chicago presents Rashid Johnson's first major solo museum exhibition, surveying the first ten years of his career. This exhibition includes examples from ongoing bodies of work such as Cosmic Slops, The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club, recent shelf sculptures featuring found objects, early examples of his photographs, and a special commission that will cover a gallery floor.