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Rashid Johnson was born in 1977 in Illinois and was raised in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. He earned a BA with a major in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and in 2005, he graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with his Master of Fine Arts degree. With his studies complete, Johnson moved to NYC and began teaching at the Pratt Institute. Johnson’s portfolio includes a range of media including photography, video, sound, sculpture, and installation. His work is often described as “post-black”, a term coined by Studio Museum Director Thelma Golden and African American artist Glenn Ligon.
In November 2011, he was chosen as a finalist for the Hugo Boss Prize, and in 2012 he was awarded the David C. Driskell Prize. Johnson’s first major museum exhibition was at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2012. His work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in such institutions as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Hauser & Wirth. He is currently represented by David Kordansky Gallery.