Born 1985

2013 Master of Fine Art, Art Practice
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 

2013 Certificate in New Media                
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley, CA

2008 Bachelor of Art, Art and Community Organizing              
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC

2015-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Arts Department and Digital and
                     Computational Studies Program, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

2013-2015  Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
Spring 2013 Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2017 Texas Commission on the Arts Grant 

2016 Kindling Fund Grant from Andy Warhol Regional Regranting Program
2016 Faculty Research Grant, Bowdoin College
2014 Student Research Assistant Program Grant, University of West Georgia

2014 Undergraduate Research Development Grant, University of West Georgia
2014 Technology Grant, University of West Georgia (two-time recipient)
2013 Eisner Award, Film and Video, UC Berkeley
2013 Awesome Grant, Awesome Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2012 Arts Research Center Fellow, UC Berkeley
2012 Eisner Award for Creative Excellence, UC Berkeley
2012 Art+Exchange Planning Grant, UC Institute for Research in the Arts


2017 Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX 

2015 Wave Pool Residency, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Serenbe Residency, Palmetto, GA
2013 Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ

2012 Elsewhere Collaborative Residency, Greensboro, NC
2011 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA


2018 Solo Exhibition, Erin Johnson: Heavy Water, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA (curated by Rachel Reese) 

2018 Solo Exhibition, It Was a Warm Day and Everyone Was in Bad, Bad Shape

Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS (curated by Ben Ahlvers) 

2018 Two-Person Exhibition, Recreation Services, Rubin Center, University of Texas, 

El Paso, TX (with Jessica Hankey) (curated by Kerry Doyle)

2017   Solo Exhibition, The Way Things Can Happen, Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC (curated by Caitlin Margaret Kelly)

2017 Two-Person Exhibition, GET READY WEEKLY, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME 

(with Marieke Van Der Steenhoven)
2016 Solo Exhibition, Many Thousand Miles Behind Us, Many Thousand Miles Before, 

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME (curated by Christopher Hall)
2016   Solo Exhibition, Of Moving and Being Moved, Pelican Bomb, New Orleans, LA 

(curated by Cameron Shaw)
2015 Solo Exhibition, Providence Canyon, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
           (curated by Calcagno Cullen)
2015   Solo Exhibition, Tell Me All About It, Alexander Breast Gallery, 

Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL 

2015 Two-Person Exhibition, Waiting Theater Presents, Bench Projects, Oakland, CA 

(with Kari Marboe) (curated by Ellen Lake)

2014 Solo Exhibition, Erin Colleen Johnson, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Solo Exhibition, Seek You, Sella Granata Gallery, University of Alabama, 

Tuscaloosa, AL
2014 Two-Person Exhibition, Vestiges, HERE, New York City, NY (with Jessica Hankey)

2014 Two-Person Exhibition, Erin Colleen Johnson and Jessica Hankey, Adobe Books 

Gallery, SF, CA (with Jessica Hankey)

2014 Two-Person Performance, Tulle/Tool, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (performance with Ashley Ferro-Murray)

2013 Two-Person Exhibition, Center for Wish Research, Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ (with Kari Marboe)

2013 Two-Person Exhibition, Like the Air Which We Can’t See, Subterranean Arthouse, Berkeley, CA (with Anna Wolfe-Pauly)

2012 Two-Person Performance, Tulle/Tool, ZERO1 Biennial, San Jose, CA (performance with Ashley Ferro-Murray)



2018 PMA Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (curated by Nat May)

2018 This Desire, Able Baker Gallery, Portland, ME (curated by Jenna Crowder)

2017 Animal Magnetism, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
(curated by Kim Paice and Assistant Curator Sarah-Louise Dawtry)

2017   America Now: A Dialogue, Holocaust and Human Rights Center, University of  

            Maine, Augusta, ME

2016 An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall, New Mexico State University Gallery

2015 Artists’ Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2015 Prime Time, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
2014 InLight Richmond, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
           (curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA)
2014 Magical Thinking, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2014 Resource, BLOCK Gallery, Oakland, CA (curated by Lacey Haslam)

2013 2013 MFA Biennial, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE           (curated by Maiza Hixson)

2013 The Making is a Re-Making, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
(curated by Mayumi Hamanaka)
2013 Time Lounge, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT
2013 We Had Nothing to Do and We Did It, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, SF, CA

           (curated by Calcagno Cullen)
2013 MFA Show, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, (curated by Dena Beard)
2013 Only a Signal Shown, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (curated by Daniel Nevers)
2012 ZERO1 Biennial, ZERO1, San Jose, CA (curated by Jaime Austin)
2012 1st Year MFA Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2012 MFA NOW 2012, Root Division, SF, CA, (curated by Kevin B. Chen, 

Intersection for the Arts)

2012 Bones Corridor Crawl, Southern Exposure, SF, CA (curated by 500 Capp 


2012 42nd Annual MFA Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
(curated by Dena Beard)

2012 Practice of Presence, Shotwell Studios, SF, CA

2012 Streetopia, Luggage Store Gallery, SF, CA (curated by Erick Lyle)



2018 “A Long Wait: artistic inquiry at Fort Gorges," Build It and They Will Come, panelist, College Art Association Annual Conference, LA, CA

2018 Taking it to the Streets, discussant, College Art Association Annual Conference, 


2018 Visiting Artist Lecture, Kunstraum Tapir Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 Visiting Artist Lecture, Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

2017 Visiting Artist Lecture, Duke University 

2017 Visiting Artist Lecture, Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2017 Visiting Artist Lecture, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA
2017 “Queering Mobile Network Infrastructures and the Data-Driven Body,” Bad

Bodies: Inscriptions of Fatigue, Instability, and Resistance, panelist, College Art Association Annual Conference, NYC, NY

2017  Grant Panel, Kindling Fund, SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine

2016  Visiting Artist, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, 

Pittsburgh, PA

2016 Nomadic Spaces, moderator, Common Field, Miami, Florida

2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas

2016 Visiting Artist, University of Texas at Austin School of Information, University of 

Texas, Austin, TX

2016 “Providence,” Ecologies of Creative Activism, panelist, College Art Association 

Annual Conference, Washington, DC

2015 “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon: A case Study in Faculty and Student 

Collaboration,” panelist, International Digital Media and Arts Association

2014 “The Expanded Studio: Facilitating Hybrid Practices in Fine Arts Courses,” 

Merging Media: Hybrid Practices in the Studio, panelist, Southeastern College Art Conference, Sarasota, FL

2014 “Cross-Curricular Experience and Social Practice in the Urban and Rural Fine Arts 

Classroom,” Student Agency and Society: Visions for the 21st Century Art School, panelist, Unruly Engagements, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

2013 “Keeping the Faith: an artistic exploration of the practices and performances of 

Marin County’s Morse Code agents,” panelist, Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia



2016 + 2018 A Long Wait, Fort Gorges, Portland, ME

2016 An Ocean Trapped Behind a Wall, co-curated with Jessica Hankey, New Mexico State 

University Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

2016 Jessica Hankey, Edwards Art Center Gallery, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

2014 Magical Thinking, co-curated with Kari Marboe, Root Division, San Francisco, California

2014 Kim Anno, Words and Worlds Interdisciplinary Conference, University of West Georgia

2011 Unimpressionable: a hotel artist residency, Studio 34, Oakland, California

2010 Expressions of Constraint, Abco. Gallery, Oakland, California



2017 Consultant, Portland Museum of Art’s Education Department



Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud suite including Premiere Pro CC, MadMapper Projection Mapping software, Arduino, Python, Max, web design, knowledge of woodworking power tools 




Art, Technology, and Design for Social Change (S18)
Introduction to Digital Media (F15, F16, F17)

Raised by the Internet: Data, Networks, and Video Art (S17)

Site-Specifics: Production of Socially-Engaged Media (S16)

Color and Photography (S17)

Introduction to Digital and Computational Studies (F17)

Senior Studio Capstone (S18)

University of West Georgia

Introduction to Time-Based Art (F13, F14, S15)
Experimental Practices in Lens-Based Media (F13, F14)

From Still to Moving Images (S14)

Photography 1 (S14, F14, S15) 

Social Practice and Video (F13)

UC Berkeley
           Data and Democracy 





  • Alana Dao, “An Artist ‘From Away’ Fosters Her Own Tribe in Maine,” VICE, March 29, 2017
  • Jenna Crowder, “In Maine, If There’s an Artistic Will, Artists Find a Way,” VICE, March 29, 2017
  • Jenna Crowder, “Predicting Future Weather: an interview with Anna Wolfe-Pauly & Erin Colleen Johnson,” The Chart, June/July 2016
  • David Carkhuff, “Fort Gorges dips its toe in the artistic waters: ‘A Long Wait’ previews what a master plan could mean for Hog Island,” The Portland Phoenix, April 10, 2016
  • Bob Keyes, Performance art series slated for July at Fort Gorges, Maine Today, July 5, 2016
  • Alex Mak, “Artists Taking Over Bus Benches in Oakland,” Broke Ass Stewart, March 17, 2016
  • Ellen Tani, “Spectacular Black Death at Fort Gorges,” Temporary Art Review, July 28 2016
  • Steven Rosen, “Camp Washington’s Art Is Growing From Its Soil,” City Beat, May 20, 2016
  • “Many Thousand Miles Behind Us Many Thousand Miles Before,” Pelican Bomb, May 20, 2016
  • Meredith Kooi, “Erin Colleen Johnson at Sella-Granata Art Gallery,” Temporary Art Review, January 23, 2015
  • Brett Levine, “Erin Colleen Johnson’s Videos Mesmerize in Tuscaloosa,” Burnaway, January 22, 2015
  • “Artworks,” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture, University of Rochester, November 2014
  • Christa DiMarco, “The story of stories,” Broad Street Review, May 22, 2014
  • “We Had Nothing to Do and We Did It,” SF Art Enthusiast, July 19, 2013