Martin Johnson, blank postcard made of red and green paper cards held together and decorated with stickers (recto)

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection of Artist Postcards, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Gallery Archives

Martin Johnson

American, Born 1951

Martin Brian Johnson was born in New Jersey and has settled in Virginia after living in New York. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and completed an MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Johnson’s early solo exhibitions were at Phyllis Kind Gallery in both New York and Chicago, and he participated in the Rooms project at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s, where he first met the Vogels. Johnson’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited throughout the southeast and are included in numerous museum collections.

Delaware Art Museum, January 2010
All works by Martin Johnson
To Have It About You: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

Drawings from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. Little Rock, AR: The Department, 1986.

Kuspit, Donald. "Martin Johnson." Artforum (May 1985), p. 108.

Kuspit, Donald. "Martin Johnson at Phyllis Kind." Art in America (September 1983), p. 177.

McGreevy, Linda. "Cryptographic Glossolalia: Martin Johnson's Double-Edge Games." Arts Magazine (May 1988), p. 63-65.

Robinson, John. "Group Show." Arts Magazine (September 1984), p. 33-34.

Schwartzman, Allan. "Martin Johnson. Arts Magazine (January 1980), p. 6.