Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

2022 SEGD Fellow



Member Since

July 2023

Brad Johnson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose photographic documentation of the natural world is reimagined through mixed media pictures, large-scale public installations, and digital media experiences.

Brad Johnson has been making pictures and interactive media experiences since the mid-1980s. After studying philosophy at Washington and Lee University, he lived in the Bay Area for a decade making art, exploring the fusion of photography and paint with shows at the Susan Cummins Gallery in Mill Valley, CA., the Pro Arts Annual in Oakland, CA. and at the Bade Museum in Berkeley, CA.

In 1994 he moved to digital media where his interactive projects were shown in various group shows in the Bay Area, and at Postmasters Gallery in New York. For the next two decades he led the creative enterprise of Second Story, an interactive media studio that designed and developed over 400 award-winning projects in almost every digital medium. Often through the lens of the landscape, his work investigates the blending and blurring of worlds—the material and digital, the natural and cultural, the imagined and observed, the ravaged and reborn.