Geometry of Knowledge
SFU Audain Gallery
January 15th - February 28th


Dawn Johnston
Curriculum Vitae

a: 41 Hurst Street, Acton, ON, L7J 3B6
e: johnston.dawn@gmail.com

2011 M.F.A, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2007 B.F.A, Visual Art, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2003 Diploma, Fine Art, Langara College, Vancouver, BC 

Awards and Scholarships
2010 COA Dean's Scholarship
         Board Of Graduate Studies Research Scholarship
2009 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Awarded)
2008 SSHRC, Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Scholarship
2006 Zoe Sculpture Award‐Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
2005 Emily Carr Scholarship Award‐Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
2004 Langara Award for Visual Arts
2003 Davis International Award for Excellence in Visual Arts 
Solo Exhibitions
2013  ALL LOST, Access Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2011 Free Information, G Gallery, Toronto, ON
        MORE, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON.
        Their Hearts are made of Gold, YACHT CLUB, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 A Refurnished Study, Access Artist Run Center, Vancouver, BC
Site Specific Public Projects
2010 Stripping the Cannon, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2008 Golden Rod - Fish Raft, Site specific project, Speed River, Guelph, ON
2008 A Study for Trout Lake, Site specific public exhibition, Trout Lake Park, Vancouver, BC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 A landscape Surrounds Us, Ed's Video Artist Run Centre, Guelph, ON.
         Chalk and Butter, DIAZ Contemporary, Toronto, ON.  
         MANIFESTO, 107 Shaw Gallery, Toronto, ON
2010 Museum of Longing and Failure, MOLAF, Bergen, Norway 
        It's what you do with it that counts, Contemporary Art Gallery, 
        Auction and Exhibition, Vancouver,BC
2009 1:15, Georgia Sherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2008 Drop-off, Site specific public exhibition, New Westminster, BC
2007 Little Landscapes and Miniature Worlds, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC 
        Re‐Use, In conjunction with the New Forms Festival, VIVO, Vancouver, BC
        BOLO, Little Mountain Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Existing Non Conforming, Contemporary Art Gallery Auction, Vancouver, BC
         Emily Carr Graduation Exhibition, ECIAD, Vancouver, BC
         Kick Start the Art, Vancouver, Gaoler's Mews, Vancouver, BC
        Diminutive Disposition, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
        hHouse, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Obsessions, Repetitions, and Materialization, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
       View To An End, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2008 Styrofoam Huffer, Michael Drebert, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008/9 Curator, Web Gallery, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Artist Talks
2008 North Island College, Comox, BC
2007 VIVO artist run center, in conjunction with a speaker series for the 
         New Forms Festival,Vancouver, BC
2006 Helen Pitt Gallery Artist Run Centre, Vancouver, BC

2008 Styrofoam Huffer, exhibition catalogue – essay, design, and editor, 
         Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 One Shot, 100 contemporary west coast artists, Visual Codec, Seattle, WA

2011 The Arctic Circle, The Farm Organization, New York, NY. 
         Residency based in Svalbard Norway.

2011  Free Information exhibition essay, READ MORE, written by Kevin Rodgers, June 2011. 
         Review of the Free Information exhibition, written by R.M Vaughn, Globe and Mail, 2011.
         Chalk and Butter exhibition essay, written by Katie Bethune Leamen, June 2011.
2010 “Savouring a piece of Jeremiah’s old coat”, Guelph Mercury, October 8th, 2010, 
        written by Rob O'Flanagan.
         “Stripping off the many coats of ‘Jeremiah’”, Guelph Mercury, September 27th, 2010, 
        written by Rob O'Flanagan.
        “The cannon stripped to the bone”, The Ontarion Newspaper, September 30th, 2010, 
        written by Josh Doyle
2009 “Pretty Good Odds”, Torontoist, Review – 1:15 Georgia Sherman Projects, 
        written by Amanda HappĂ©, August, 2009.

2002 KRAID, Short Film, Blinding Light Cinema, Vancouver, BC