Julian Johnson: Skinny Boy Lookin’ Like Deer In Headlights at Real Art Ways

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Julian Johnson: Skinny Boy Lookin’ Like Deer In Headlights


Real Art Ways presents a new installation by 2019 Real Art Awards recipient Julian Johnson.
Artist talk: Sunday, March 8 • 2:00 PM

Exploring his experiences with mental health, Marfan Syndrome, and religion, Julian Johnson’s photographic works offer the viewer an immersive narrative of healing. Ranging in subject matter and process, Johnson’s installation of images create a personal narrative that incorporates elements of still life, portraiture, landscape, and candid street photography that allows for wide interpretation.

About the Artist:

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Julian received his B.A. in Studio Art from Wesleyan University. He now lives and works in NYC. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea and the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University.

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Click here to learn more about the Real Art Awards.

The 2019 Real Art Awards is supported in part by the National Endowment of the Arts.


Image: Infrared Sauna, digital photograph, 2019.

"What I enjoy most about Julian's work is how it dances the lines between candid and staged photography, still life and portrait. The ambiguity allows for a poetic narrative to come forward."

Visual Arts Manager Neil Daigle Orians