Nikki Johnson 


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"Disturbing and moving." - Holland Cotter, The New York Times


1995-1998 Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

1990-1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS 


2014 - "Single Subject: Retrospective Box Set" - Maekask Editions

2013 - "We Buy Gold" - Maekask Editions

2010 - "Natural History" - Maekask Editions


2014 - Present “Death Under Glass”   photographic Art  and education series with Dr. Marianne Hamel

Solo Exhibitions: 

2020 - 2023 - "Unseen" - , NY

2014 - "Photographer Nikki Johnson @ Pyramid" - New York, NY

2008 - "Femme Fatale" - Lava Gina, New York, NY

2003 - "Idolatry" - Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

2002 - "Your Future in Your Dreams: Photographs by Nikki Johnson", Brecht Forum, NYC

"Interiors - 125 West 42nd St., presented by Windows on 42nd St., NYC 

1999 - "Novelty" - Art Library Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 

            "Tourist Journey" Alumni Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology 

1997 - "Novelty" - RIT (MFA Thesis Exhibition) 

1994 - "Fant Library Anniversary Exhibition" - Mississippi University for Women 

Group and Two-Person Exhibitions:

2020 - #ICP Concerned Global Images for Global Crisis - International Center of Photography

           “We’ve Got The Numbers” - Songs for Presidents Gallery (canceled due to Covid)

2019 - “Visual AiDS” – Bortolami, NYC

2018 - “The Set NYC: Fashion Week SS, Chelsea, NYC

           “Under the Rainbow” – Galleria Faroarte Marina of Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy

“American Splendour” – Ilon Gallery, NYC

2017 - “The Unflinching Gaze: Photo Media and the Male Figure” - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery,

                  Bathurst, AU

“Noir”:Defining the Melodrama” – Longwood Gallery at Hostos, Bronx, NY

2016 - “Seities & Selves” – Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT

2015 - “Death Under Glass” - collaboration with Dr. Marianne Hamel, Bart’s Museum, London England

           “Postcards From the Edge – Luhring Augustine, NYC

2014 - “Shrimp” – Norton Arts Center, Savannah Georgia 

           “Death Under Glass” - collaboration with Dr. Marianne Hamel, Mutter Museum, Philadelphia PA

2013 - “Cell Mates” - Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

2012 - “Pool Art Fair” - Pink gallery, Flatiron Hotel, New York, NY

           “Occupy Tribes Now” Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

2011 - “PHOTOBOOK!!2011” - Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

           “Eat Me: The Tasty Art of Food Photography”- 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          “The Dark Side: Night Photography”1650 Gallery, Los Angeles CA

DOOR Art Fair, Pink Gallery, Seoul Korea

Pink Art Fair Seoul: PAFS” Intercontinental Seoul COEX, Seoul Korea

           “Fall Art Salon” - Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

           “A True Story “- Vermont Photo Space Gallery 

           “Fashioning Photography “- Vermont Photo Space Gallery 

2010 - "A Book About Death" - NYC

           "A Book About Death" - MOMA Wales

           "Visions of Horror" – LDR Gallery, Bronx, New York 

           "Open Ground” - Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY 

           "Creon Gallery” - Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY

           "The Self-Portrait Project” Exhibition by Art House Coop, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn 

           "A Book About Death/ Um Livro Sobre a Morte" - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo  

"A Million Little Pictures: Documentary” - 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 - "A Book About Death" - The Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York, NY


Nikki Johnson, photographer + social explorer

New York-based photographer Nikki Johnson's work is a combo of portraiture and self-portraiture and an ongoing series of documentary images from around the world.
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