The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2017 July seminar is the Melbourne-based artist Helen Johnson. She will join MFA Faculty Noel Ivanoff, Tanya Eccleston, Glen Snow and our Critic in Residence, Anthony Byrt in facilitating the assessment of the submitted work of all MFA students.
Johnson’s recent solo exhibitions include Warm Ties at the ICA in London, 2017 (see photo), Barron Field as part of the 2016 Glasgow International, Slow Learners at Château Shatto, Los Angeles, 2015 and Cafe Fatigue at Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015. She has recently exhibited work as part of Painting. More Painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; In my absence at Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; and Pleasure and Reality at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. In 2015, she published a book titled Painting is a Critical Form, developed from a PhD in Fine Art completed at Monash University (2014) where she is also a lecturer. Johnson is represented by Château Shatto in Los Angeles, Pilar Corrias Gallery in London and Sutton Gallery in Melbourne.
Photo: Detail of installation, Warm Ties Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London, February 1st-April 16, 2017