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Bio

Jedediah Johnson was born on May 31st, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the tender age of 18 he lit out for Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s school of Cinema-Television. Frustrated by the lethargy of the process of Filmmaking, he took up Photography in 1999. No longer interested by Film or School, Jedediah dropped out of Film School in the year 2000. For the next 4 years he honed his craft by photographing parties and models around Los Angeles. After a spirited yet casual, 6 month, battle with cancer in 2005 he decided to get serious about something and photography certainly was something. He graduated with distinction with a BFA in photography from Art Center College of Design in December of 2009. In 2013 he received his MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. After a brief stint teaching at Wilbur Wright College and SAIC, he returned to Indianapolis, to begin work on a new familial history project titled My Father’s Murder.

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1979, Indianapolis, IN.

Education
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - MFA Photography - May 2013
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA - BFA Photography w/ Distinction 2009
University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, Los Angeles, CA - 1997-2000

Exhibitions
The Makeout Project (Solo Exhibition) @ AM Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - 2014
Stivers Photography Benefit Auction @ Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, OH - 2014
Americana @ The International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel - 2014
Round Hole, Square Peg @ Artist’s Corner Gallery’s booth at Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA - 2014
Makeouts (Solo Exhibition) @ Art Museo at The InterContinental O’Hare, Chicago, IL - 2014
Touchy Subjects (Solo Exhibition) @ The Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN - 2013
Street Level Public Exhibition @ Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2013
The Story of the Creative @ Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY - 2013
ThreeWalls Power of Ten @ Salvage One, Chicago, IL - 2013
The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show @ Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN - 2013
50th Annual Juried Exhibition @ Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA -2013
34th Bradley Int’l Print and Drawing Exhibition @ Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL - 2013
Paperwork In, On, and Of Paper IV @ Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO - 2013
Portrait: Image and Identity @ Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR - 2013
ACRE Fundraiser @ Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2012
24 Hours/ 25 Days @ New Capital, Chicago, IL - 2012
White Wall (Solo Exhibition) @ Mo’Joe Coffeehouse, Indianapolis, IN - 2011
Student Gallery @ Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA - 2010
Snap 2 @ The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA - 2009
Student Gallery @ Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA - 2009
Student Gallery @ Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA - 2008
Humanitarian Superpower @ Orbetello Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - 2003

Teaching
Wilbur Wright College - Adjunct Professor- Digital, B&W, Art 200 - 2014
Indianapolis Art Center - Instructor, Seeing Light - Fall 2013
SAIC - Instructor - Lighting Fundamentals - Summer 2013
SAIC - Teaching Assistant - B+W, Intro, Color, Lighting -2011-2013
SAIC - Lab Tutor - Print, Scan, Photoshop Instruction - 2011
ACCD - Guest Lecturer - Adobe Lightroom Workshops - 2010
ACCD - Teaching Assistant – Photoshop 3 - 2008-2009
ACCD - Digital Lab Technician - Print, Scan, Photoshop Instruction, Color Mgmt - 2006-2009

Publications
The Indianapolis Star - 2015
Hyperallergic - 2014
Marie Claire South Africa- 2014
The Guardian- UK - 2014
Sabado - Portugal - 2014
La Repubblica - Italy - 2014
The Dish - 2014
Oddee - 2014
The Daily Mail - UK - 2014
MTL Blog - Canada - 2014
Design Taxi - 2014
Mistura Urbana - Brazil - 2014
Catraca Livre - Brazil - 2014
Ideafixa - Brazil - 2014
Beautiful Decay - 2014
Huffington Post - 2014
DNAInfo Chicago - 2014
Modern Midwest - 2014
The Chicago Tribune - 2014
Nuvo - Indianapolis - 2013
F.Art.S Magazine - Korea - 2013
Kung Fu Breakfast - Los Angeles - 2013
Amor Fati Magazine - Los Angeles - 2010

Lectures
Indianapolis Art Center -Spirit & Place Festival - 2013
Herron School of Art and Design - Visiting Artist - 2013
The Art Institute of Chicago - 2nd year MFA Lecture - 2012
School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1st Year MFA Lecture - 2012