Current, Recent, & Upcoming Shows

The Walters Prize 2018
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, New Zealand
16 August - 28 October 2018

My collaborative video/installation work with Simon Ward, Whol Why Wurld, is part of the 2018 Walters Prize show currently on at Auckland Art Gallery. The winner of the Walters Prize will be announced November 2nd.

Index Foundation
The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
25 August - 25 November 2018

Webwurld, a video work made with Simon Ward, is part of a group show put on by Index Foundation in conjunction with the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation.

Artspace, Sydney, Australia
30 August - 28 October 2018

A new wall-work, Sycorax, is on view as part of Artspace Sydney’s The Public Body .03 exhibition, which explores “the body as detached from or encompassing much more than mere physical form.” (Installation image here.)

TIME presents Jess Johnson w/ Simon Ward
Melbourne Art Fair
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
30 July - 5 August 2018

Webwurld was screened several times daily at the Big Screen at Federation Square in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Art Fair.

Children of Mallarmé: Fashion, Art & Collaboration
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
30 June – 16 September 2018

Clothing from my 2015 collaboration with fashion designers Romance Was Born was included in an exhibition that “highlights collaborations between fashion designers and visual artists in New Zealand and Australia over the past three decades.”

Gothic Beauty: Victorian Notions of Love, Loss, & Spirituality
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia
6 October 2018 – 10 February 2019

My first collaborative video work with Simon Ward, Mneumonic Pulse, will be a part of an exhibition that “traces the Victorian gothic into contemporary art.”

Obsession: Devil in the Detail
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Australia
30 November 2018 - 17 February 2019

Sycorax (2018) will be featured as part of Obsession: Devil in the Detail, which examines “the meticulous and micro, the real and the hyperreal.”