Desert Destiny, c.1987
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Mori Gallery, Sydney
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 4 December 1987
Mori Gallery, Sydney, circa 1987, cat. 27
Tim Johnson continues to live and work in Sydney, where he was born in 1947 and, where he studied at the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales in the 1960s and 1970s.
From 2009-2010 the major solo exhibition 'Tim Johnson: Painting Ideas' toured the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.
Important group exhibitions for the artist include 'The Unseen Exhibition', The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, China, 2012; 'Afterglow', Monash Art Gallery, Melbourne Victoria, 2011; 'We Call Them Pirates Out Here', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010; 'Drawn In', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2008; 'Avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008; 'Smile of the Buddha', Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra, 2007; 'Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002', NGV, Melbourne, 2003; 'Parallel Worlds, Tim Johnson and My Le Thi', UTS Gallery, NSW, 2003; 'Antipodean Currents', Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1995; Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany, 1992; 'Paraculture', Artists Space, New York, 1990; 'Inhibodress, 1970-72', Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1989; 'Young Australians', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1987; 'Australian Perspecta '83', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983 and, 'Recent Australian Art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1973.
Johnson is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.